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Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team will conclude their FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 journey on Thursday 1 December against Morocco 18.00 local (10.00 ET /7.00 PT) at Al Thumama Stadium.

This will mark the fourth international “A” appearance between Canada and Morocco, not counting the 1989 Jeux de la Francophonie when Canada won gold in Casablanca. From 1984 to 2016, Morocco lead the all-time series with two wins and a draw. Incidentally, Morocco will be Canada’s first non-European opponent at the men’s FIFA World Cup. As it so happens, Canada (1986 and 2022) are one of only four nations to exclusively face European opponents in their first five FIFA World Cup matches after Austria (1934 and 1954), Germany (1934, 1938, 1954) and Switzerland (1934, 1938, 1950).

“When I think of the support back home it’s those kids, in those schools”, said John Herdman, Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team Head Coach. “They keep believing that Canada is a football country because they’ve seen that game against Belgium. They’ve seen Alphonso score against Croatia and they know we’re a football country, we’re there.”

The Thursday match will mark Head Coach John Herdman’s 50th international “A” match in charge of Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team since 2018. In his first 49 matches, he has recorded 32 wins, 5 draws and 12 losses including a Men’s National Team record eight-match win streak in 2021.

“We’ve shown that we can compete with the world’s best”, said Steven Vitória, centreback for Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team. “Now it’s finding that balance when you win not everything’s perfect. In the same way, when you lose not everything’s wrong. We’re always focused on growing.”

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Canadian residents will be able to watch all of Canada’s group stage matches throughout the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 through TSN, CTV and RDS. Their final Group F match against Morocco will be at 18.00 local (10.00 ET /7.00 PT) on Thursday 1 December. All FIFA World Cup Qatar matches will be broadcasted live on TSN, online at, and through the TSN app. Fans will enjoy increased coverage of Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team on Canada Soccer’s social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube, using the #CANMNT keyword.

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Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team are the reigning Kings of Concacaf, having finished first overall in the Concacaf Final Round of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers from September 2021 to March 2022. It marked the third time that Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team won a Concacaf title, having previously won the 1985 Concacaf Championship and the 2000 Concacaf Gold Cup. Canada now look forward to their second participation at the men’s FIFA World Cup with group matches against Belgium on 23 November, Croatia on 27 November, and Morocco on 1 December.
This marks Canada’s first participation at the men’s FIFA World Cup since Mexico 1986. Canada qualified for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ after winning the Concacaf Final Round of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, also leading the eight-nation table with 23 goals scored and only seven goals conceded. Across 20 matches from all three rounds of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, Canada posted 14 wins and two draws with 54 goals scored, 12 clean sheets, and just eight goals conceded.


Richard Scott
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Marianne Gagné
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Philomène Sully-Bitsi
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