Mexico and Canada resume their respective quest to reach Qatar 2022 when they meet at Estadio Azteca on Friday at 2:40am (UK time).
Les Rouges are seeking a first tournament appearance in over three decades and have never won a WCQ against their hosts who currently lead the Octagonal round-robin standings after three matches.
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Where to watch Mexico vs Canada on TV:
- CAN: Sportsnet 360
- UK: N/A
- US: Paramount+
Scoreline prediction: Mexico 2-1 Canada
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Mexico vs Canada build-up & previous line-ups:
A seventh consecutive World Cup appearance is what Mexico are chasing. El Tri, across those aforementioned finals, have never gone beyond the round-of-16 but current head coach Gerardo Martino is quietly confident they can make waves in Qatar next year. But to get there Mexico must navigate Concacaf’s third qualification phase. After their opening three games, they find themselves sitting atop of the revised third qualification round (Octagonal) on seven points. After beginning with a 2-1 win over Jamaica, they eked out a narrow 1-0 success against Costa Rica on the road. In their most recent outing, Martino’s men snatched a point from the jaws of defeat at Panama, and in 33 past matches against Les Rouges, they’ve claimed 21 successes, including their last meeting: a Gold Cup semi-final this summer at NRG Stadium in Houston which saw them win 2-1 in the final minutes.
You have to go back to 1986 for the last time Canada played a World Cup finals game. That summer in Mexico also happens to be their only such tournament participation. John Herdman’s present charges swept into Concacaf’s third round of qualifiers for Qatar 2022 after winning their first stage group, accumulating the maximum 12 points, before running out 4-0 winners against Haiti in the following phase. So far in the ‘Octagonal’, they find themselves in second after three matches played. The Canucks are unbeaten but have dropped four points after drawing their opening two matches (1-1 v Honduras and 1-1 at United States). Last time out, they had no issues with El Salvador at BMO Field in Toronto when they claimed a 3-0 success. However, across six previous WCQ matches in Mexico, they’ve lost each time, while scoring just once and conceding 17 times.
- Mexico (vs Panama): Ochoa; Sánchez, Montes, Araújo, Gallardo; Dos Santos, Romo, Rodríguez; Corona, Funes Mori, Pineda.
- Canada (vs El Salvador): Borjan; Johnston, Vitória, Miller, Laryea; Hutchinson, Eustáquio; Buchanan, Osorio, Hoilett; David.
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Player to watch: Cyle Larin (Canada)
If they are to end a 36-year wait to participate at the World Cup finals then Canada will be indebted to Cyle Larin who has bagged 12 goals across his last 11 international appearances. Consequently, he now finds himself three strikes away from surpassing Dwayne De Rosario as his nation’s all-time top goalscorer. The 26-year-old forward, who currently plies his trade at Beşiktaş, is also the leading marksman in CONCACAF’s qualification phase having struck nine times across eight matches and if we break down that further Larin has scored twice in Canada’s opening three Octagonal games. Having been called up by Herdman for these upcoming matches in Mexico and Jamaica and at home to Panama, there are doubts over his availability. If he does feature in Mexico City then Larin has another opportunity to register his first goal past the 11-time Gold Cup winners.
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