Superstar striker Jonathan David powered the Canadian men’s national team to a massive win in their ever-better bid to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Friday, supplying the goal in a 1-0 takedown in front of over 48,000 fans at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton. David’s 57th-minute marker was all Canada needed to surge to the top of the eight-team final round, staying unbeaten in a match that marked the halfway point of World Cup qualifying’s final stage. Friday’s win sees Canada improve to a 3-4-0 record and 13 points which, as it stood following results later in the day, put the team in third place halfway through the 14-match final round. The top three teams in “the Oct,” Concacaf’s eight-team final round, will qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with a fourth taking part in an inter-continental playoff. Canada’s men’s team last qualified for a FIFA World Cup in 1986. Here are your sights and sounds for Friday's massive tilt in Alberta's capital.


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