2022 WC Qualifying

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No stream for today's game against Barbados but Herdman going with a strong line up (as strong as possible anyway with the players available...)

Per Canada Twitter Ricketts with the 1-0 after 5 mins.

Friday Barbados game and Iceland game next Wednesday supposed to be streamed I believe.
 

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Theo Bair for 4-1

Not encouraging giving up a penalty...

Expecting a young team for Friday's rematch. Could be a bit of a trap game. Only in Canada.
 
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Canada lose 1-0 to Iceland.

Iceland scored on a poorly defended corner in the first half and then just sat in and defended, often with 11 behind the ball. Without our big offensive weapons we struggled to break them down. Had the ball in the net a couple times, but was ruled offside. A few scrambles, etc. in the box as well, but just not enough quality/tenacity to find a way to goal. First time under Herdman we have failed to score.

Positively Canada completely bossed the second half and that Brym kid looks like one to keep an eye on for the future as well as the fullback Bassong. Negatives, Akindele was awful up front and that should be the end of him with the National team program. Was expecting a lot more from a guy who you would have thought would be dying to try and take his chances with the players he is competing for time with not in camp. Also not great was Kamal Miller as a CB. Could not make a pass, so our woes in that part of the field look set to persist.

Overall the loss wipes out the two points we gained with the wins over Barbados. Iceland's match with El Salvador has officially be classed as a "B" international (aka a training game), meaning it will not count for FIFA points, win or lose. So basically it is "as you were" with us set to still be at a double digit deficit. Short of some wins over France and Brazil and some El Salvador losses in the March and June windows, it is looking like we will not make the Hex now.

Should we start a pool on which obscure Central American country is going to be the one to put us out of this new, grueling back door World Cup qualifying path?
 
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