Concacaf Nations League Canada vs USA October 15 2019
Canada beat USA 2-0 in Concacaf Nations League at BMO Field in Toronto on Tuesday October 15, 2019. The win keeps Canada in first place in Group A of Concacaf Nations League A and gave Canada 18 points in the FIFA rankings, Canada is now in sixth place amongst Concacaf nations on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings.
It was Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s first international A victory over USA since 1985.
At stake in 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League is a spot in the Concacaf Hex for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers. Canada will need to win their group and advance to the final four in Concacaf Nations League in order to narrow the mathematical gap behind Concacaf’s top-six nations in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings. After the June 2020 rankings, 35 Concacaf nations will be divided onto two pathways to Qatar 2022: the top-six nations in the Concacaf Hex (from which three nations will qualify for Qatar 2022) and the other 29 nations in series of group stage and knockout phase matches (from which one nation will face the fourth-place finisher from the Hex after which that winner will represent Concacaf in a FIFA intercontinental playoff for a spot at Qatar 2022).
Photos by Joe – Mastromatteo – In Play! magazine