The Canadian men’s national soccer team will face Mexico tomorrow for a World Cup qualifier, and one fundamental part of their overall game plan will already be in play way before the match on the field starts.
They chose Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium to really give their opponents a “cool” welcome. Remarkably, according to the Weather Network, the temperatures on Wednesday be as low as -8°C in the evening, which could be quite an obstacle for the South American team who are not used to cold.
Canadian midfielder and defender Alphonso Davies related that he has no qualms with the freezing weather at all. “We’re Canadian,” the 21-year old stressed. “We’re built for this weather.” He also hoped that the Mexican team would enjoy the snow and the weather.
Moreover, Davies emphasized that he and the rest of the Canadian men’s national soccer team are all fired up to land a spot in the World Cup. “There’s a lot of people that wrote Canada out of the competition,” he remarked. “But we’re proving them wrong that we can compete at this level and make the World Cup.”
“We’re going to give them a fight,” Davies assured when asked about their Wednesday match-up with Mexico. Notably, Team Canada has a current ranking of third place and is the only undefeated team in CONCACAF through seven matches with a streak of three wins and four draws.