The CanMNT qualify for the 2022 World Cup with a 4-0 win

CanMNT qualify for Qatar 2022: Tajon Buchanan goal celebration

TORONTO, ON – The CanMNT qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. This is the first time Canada Men’s National Team has qualified for the FIFA World Cup since 1986. They dominated the game from beginning to end against Jamaica.

The CANMNT qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Three Keys to the Game

First Half

The CanMNT had some good chances to score to begin the game. Jamaica countered, but Canada played good defence. Adekugbe’s pass was intercepted by Jamaica. Cyle Larin had a glorious chance to take the lead in the fourth minute, but his first shot was stopped by Andre Blake. Jonathan David with a terrific run.

Larin’s shot in the sixth minute was easily stopped. Adekugbe playing well, putting pressure on Jamaica like in the eighth minute of play. Good CanMNT interception in the midfield in the ninth minute of play. Jonathan Osorio made a good defensive sliding play for TFC.

A nice set-up by Junior Hoilett and a terrific pass by Stephen Eustáquio leads to a goal by Cyle Larin. This was Larin’s sixth goal in the Octagonal. Jonathan David almost scored in the 15-minute, but just missed the net. Javain Brown made a good defensive play for Jamaica.

Tajon Buchanan just missed the net in the 21-minute. Canada really putting the pressure on. Larin had another great chance in the 26-minute but just missed the net. Buchanan with a terrific run in the 27-minute.

Osorio made a terrific pass to Buchanan, but he could not control the ball in a dangerous area. Larin missed the net in the 38-minute, almost went into the back of the net. Samuel Adekugbe made the incredible pass to Larin for the chance to happen. Samuel Adekugbe made a terrific run in the 39-minute. He collided with Javain Brown. However, both players would be fine.

Milan Borjan made a solid save in the 32-minute and stopped Daniel Green’s shot.

The pressure kept mounting and Jamaica felt the pressure. Tajon Buchanan scores from very close range following a set-piece to end the half in a comfortable position.

Second Half

Cyle Larin’s pass was dangerous. Larin’s pass to David almost went into the back of the net. They had another chance, which included Lucas Cavallini, but Jamaica defended it well. Junior Hoilett shot in the 55-minute was close, but just missed the target. Buchanan had a chance in the 72-minute but was unable to control the ball.

Buchanan and Hoilett link up and Hoilett scores. Canada would add another as the game ends 4-0 over Jamaica.

Jamaica’s last game will be at home against Honduras at 9:05 p.m. ET. This is while the CanMNT will play in Panama at 9:05 p.m. ET on March 30. The game against Panama can be seen nationally on Sportsnet and also be seen on OneSoccer.

Three Takeaways from the Historic Victory

CanMNT dominated the game. Jamaica only had one shot on goal in the first half. Most of the chances were generated by Canada as they also dominated the midfield in the first half.

Most fans in CanMNT history in Toronto. Gareth Wheeler of OneSoccer mentioned that this is the first time a CanMNT game sold out in Toronto, Ontario.

Toronto and BMO Field made history. With CanMNT qualifying for the World Cup, both Toronto and BMO Field become only the second city and sports stadium where the CanMNT clinched their berth in the World Cup. The first was in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, on September 14, 1985, at King George V Park against Honduras.

Photo Credit: Canada Soccer by Martin Bazyl on March 27, 2022.