qualified for their first FIFA World Cup in 36 years on Sunday after they
defeated Jamaica 4-0 at BMO Field in Toronto to book their ticket to Qatar. The
United States and Mexico will have to wait to know their fates. Canada last played the FIFA World Cup in 1986 in Mexico.

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forward Cyle Larin scored the first goal for Canada before Club Brugge winger
Tajon Buchanan beefed up their lead just before half-time. Reading winger
Junior Hoilett then extended the lead to 3-0 eight minutes before full time,
with Jamaica’s Adrian Mariappa scoring an own goal in injury time to complete
Canada’s convincing 4-0 victory.

and the United States are yet to know their fates despite winning alongside
Costa Rica, who are also in contention for a World Cup berth in Qatar.

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US defeated Panama as Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic scored a hat-trick in
their 5-1 home win, while Mexico had struggled to notch up a 1-0 win against

victory has put Canada on top of the Concacaf qualifying group with 28 points,
three points ahead of the United States and Mexico, with Costa Rica, who beat
El Salvador 2-1, trailing by a further three points.

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Only the top 3 will qualify for FIFA World Cup

top three teams of the Concacaf group will earn automatic places in November’s
World Cup with the fourth-place finisher facing an Oceania team in an
intercontinental playoff for another berth.

will play El Salvador on Wednesday at home, while the United States travel to
San Jose to take on Costa Rica, and Canada end their campaign against Panama.
Both Mexico and the United States require only a draw to seal an automatic

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failing to clinch a finals spot with a 1-0 away loss to Costa Rica on Thursday,
Canada returned home with a chance to complete the job in front of a 30,000
crowd at BMO Field.

just so pleased we didn’t win in Costa Rica,” said Canada manager John
Herdman. “This is how it was meant to be, I know why the football gods
wouldn’t let us score, it was for tonight,” Herdman added.