Canada remains undefeated in third round of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying

Commonwealth Stadium (Courtesy of Kevin Warriner)

Team Canada remains undefeated after seven games in the third round of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying. On Friday, from Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, Team Canada improved to a record off three wins and four draws with a 1-0 win over Costa Rica.

The Canadian goal scorer was Jonathan David of Ottawa, Ontario, who scored in the 57th minute for his third goal in the round. He previously scored in Canada’s 3-0 win over El Salvador on September 8, and in a 4-1 win over Panama on October 13. David is one of three players with three goals to lead the octagonal section of the tournament. He is tied with Ricardo Pepi of the United States and Rolando Blackburn of Panama. David, who plays for Lille in Ligue 1 in France, now has 18 international goals for Canada in 23 caps.

Canada currently is in third place in the third round of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying standings at the moment. They have 13 points, and trail the United States and Mexico, who each have 14 points. The top three teams from the standings qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, while the fourth place team in the standings qualifying for the inter-confederation playoff.

Panama is currently in fourth place with 11 points after their come-from-behind 3-2 win over Honduras on Friday. Panama was once down 2-0 with 13 minutes left before they scored three unanswered goals in a span of eight minutes. The United States meanwhile moved into a first place tie with Mexico on Friday with a 2-0 win in Cincinnati. Canada’s next game is against Mexico on Tuesday.



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