Canada cancels friendly match against Guatemala due to increase in coronavirus cases

Due to the advent of the new wave of coronavirus cases led by the Delta and Omicron variants, the Canadian national team has decided to adjust its calendar and cancel the January 22 friendly match against Guatemala at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale..

The meeting was part of a camp these led John Herdman They were on their way to perform in Florida in preparation for the next triple date of the Octagon Final of the CONCACAF qualifiers.

This camp, in addition to the friendly against Central America in which the majority of MLS players and others were scheduled to participate in the off-season, also had a four-day participation with the national under-20 team.

In addition to this cancellation, the North American team maintains its expectations of restoring its great star, Alphonso Davies, which is part of the long list of players in Bayern Munich who have tested positive for Covid-19.

For his part, the player who will not be available for many of the 2022 matches will be the midfielder St. JohnstonAnd David Witherspoon, who sustained a knee injury and will recover for at least eight months.

In this way, Canada will directly target these crucial matches on the road to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, which, according to the calendar, will have obligations against Honduras on January 27 as a visitor to ‘The Canucks’, receiving the United States three times. After a few days in Hamilton and finally on February 2nd a visit to El Salvador.

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With six deadlines to complete the qualifying rounds and eight full days, Canada leads the octagonal tournament with 16 units and has a serious chance of securing the passport to the World Cup Finals for the second time, after their only participation in Mexico 1986.

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