Canada has named the 26-man roster for the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Canada has named the 26-man roster for the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Canada’s men’s national soccer team head coach John Herdman announced his 26-man squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Sunday.

Headlined by Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies and Lille goalkeeper Jonathan David, Canada will begin its first men’s World Cup campaign since 1986, and its second all-time.

Canada’s midfield will be led by FC Porto’s Stefan Eustaquio as well as veteran Atiba Hutchinson. If he plays, Hutchinson will be the oldest player to play in a World Cup at 39 years, nine months and three days, which would break the record set by Argentina’s Angel LeBrona (39 years, eight months, 18 days) from 1958. did

Three players from Canada’s qualifying roster will not play in Qatar.

LAFC goalkeeper Maxime Cripio broke his leg in a game that ultimately led to his club’s first MLS Cup title.

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Center back Scott Kennedy has suffered a shoulder injury with German club SSV Jan that has ruled him out of the World Cup. Finally, Toronto FC centre-back Donnell Henry – who was called up for Friday’s friendly against Bahrain – was injured during the warm-up.

CF Montreal goalkeeper James Pantemis will replace Crepio as Canada’s third goalkeeper behind Red Star Belgrade’s Milan Borjan and Minnesota United’s Dean St. Clair. Montreal’s Joel Waterman was also called up after appearing in his first game for Canada against Bahrain. Highlighting the defensive changes is Derrick Cornelis, the Vancouver Whitecaps center back who began his career on loan at Greek First Division outfit Panetolikos.

CF Montreal will send six Canadian players to the World Cup, the most of any club. Pantemis, along with Alastair Johnston, Kamal Miller, Joel Waterman, Samuel Payet and Ismael Cone are all set for the Canadian MLS side.

Canada will face Belgium in the opening game of the 2022 World Cup at No. 23.

Full list

Goalkeeper: Milan Borjan (Red Star Belgrade/Serbia), James Pantemis (CF Montreal), Dean St. Clair (Minnesota United)

Defenders: Sam Adekogbe (Hatayaspor/Turkey), Derrick Cornelius (Vancouver Whitecaps – Panitolikos/Greece), Alastair Johnston (CF Montreal), Richie Larrea (Nottingham Forest/England), Kamal Miller (CF Montreal), Steven Vitoria (Chavez/ Puerto), Joel Waterman (CF Montreal)

Intermediate players: Stephen Eustaquio (FC Porto/Portugal), Liam Fraser (Denez/Belgium), Atiba Hutchinson (Besiktas/Turkey), Mark Anthony Kaye (Toronto FC), Ismail Kone (CF Montreal), Jonathan Osorio (Toronto FC), Samuel Payet (CF Montreal), David Wotherspoon (St. Johnstone/Scotland)

next to Tajon Buchanan (Club Brugge/Belgium), Lucas Cavallini (Vancouver Whitecaps), Jonathan David (Lille/France), Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich/Germany), Junior Howlett (Reading/England), Ciel Lauren (Besquitas/Turkey), Miller (FC Basel/Switzerland), Ike Ogbo (Trois/France)

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