After winning against Panama with a definitive 4-1 score in a recently held match, Canada is again included in the top fifty teams of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) after over two decades. Remarkably, the last time Canada snagged a spot in the said top 50 list was in 1997.
While the official FIFA standings are not yet updated, the Canadian football team (CAN) is now ranked 49th in the world, just a notch above Saudi Arabia (KSA) and a step below Greece (GRE).
Canada’s recent 4-1 win against Panama was held at Toronto’s BMO Field, where 20-year old left-back Alphonso Davies ensured the team’s victory with standing ovation-earning offensive and defensive tactics.
Canadian men’s national football team head coach, John Herdman, can barely contain his gratitude for the over 27,000 fans who went to the BMO Field to show their support. “The fans were brilliant. What a great night,” Herdman related. “We know we can score against any team. It’s a proud night for our country.”
Having won six of its scheduled 14 matches, Team Canada is now looking at a successful campaign to get in on the action in next year’s World Cup in Qatar. “We know we can come back and what you saw tonight is everything, the heart, the spirit, the talent,” Herdman emphasized when asked about his team’s chances of advancing in the 2022 World Cup.
Canada’s last appearance in the FIFA World Cup was in 1986. However, with the way the team has been overwhelming its opponents these past few weeks, it’s safe to say it’s on the right track to make another appearance in the international competition.