Kingston, Jamaica (AFP) – Canada grabbed another valuable point as they tied the road to a 0-0 draw with Jamaica in the eighth final of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers on Sunday.
The Canadians can be proud of being one of the unbeaten teams in the final round of qualifying after five matches. They can regret not picking up all three points, more than the obvious chance missed by striker Liam Millar in the second half of a game in which the danger in front of the opponent’s goal was minimal.
Canada reached seven points from five games, but slipped to fourth place after Panama beat the United States 1-0.
Mexico, who beat Honduras 3-0, leads the table with 11 points. The United States and Panama are ranked second and third, respectively, with eight points. Costa Rica (6), El Salvador (5), Honduras (3) and Jamaica (2) closed.
The first three advance directly to Qatar 2022. The fourth goes to the Intercontinental Playoff.
At an empty Kingston National Stadium, Canada controlled the ball in the first half, but neither team attempted a shot on goal in the first 45 minutes.
Jamaica, who had hit the post since the second half, looked more dangerous.
Jamaican goalkeeper Andre Blake made a superb save in the 1960s to deny Millar, the Swiss striker, Basel, who fired from close range. The Canada coach stunned with his hands on his head after the work of Blake, the Philadelphia Union goalkeeper from MLS.