Canadian Men fail in bid to qualify for 2018 World Cup
There’s no joy in Canadaville as the Men’s National Team struck out in their bid to reach the next stage of qualifying for 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Despite scoring a 3-1 victory over El Salvador Tuesday night in Vancouver, Canada finished third in its semifinal qualifying group for the CONCACAF region, behind Mexico and Honduras, and ahead of El Salvador.
The top two teams in the group advance to the final round of the qualifiers in CONCACAF.
Cyle Larin gave Canada a 1-0 lead, scoring in the 11th minute. Nik Ledgerwood made it 2-0 at the 54th minute before El Salvador’s Nelson Bonilla scored in the 78th minute. David Edgar added a goal for Canada in injury time.
Canada, which in its only World Cup — 1986 in Mexico — now looks in from the sidelines as the rest of the world attempts to qualify for Russia.
Next up is qualifying for 2022.