Canada was allowed to go to the World Cup for the second time after 1986 | sports

Canadian footballers qualified for the World Cup in Qatar thanks to a massive 4-0 win over Jamaica. The North American country is participating in the World Finals for the second time after its first appearance at the 1986 World Cup.

Canada came out with a victory with 28 points from 13 matches and took first place in the qualifying qualifiers for CONCACAF, the union of countries from North, Central America and the Caribbean.

The team actually led 2-0 in Toronto after the first half. Kyle Larren and Tajon Buchanan scored. Deep in the second half, Junior Howlett made the score 3-0. Jamaican defender Adrian Mariappa raised the final score 4-0 with an own goal.

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica is also in a good position to reach the World Cup. The Central American country was very strong over El Salvador with a score of 1-2. As a result, Costa Rica now has 22 points. This is the same number 2 United States and Mexico. These two countries played one game less. Costa Rica took the lead in San Salvador after half an hour of play thanks to Anthony Contreras. A minute later, he equalized the ball again with a goal from Christian Gale. Joel Campbell made 1-2 the job in injury time of the first half.

Anthony Contreras (left) celebrates the first goal against El Salvador.
Anthony Contreras (left) celebrates the first goal against El Salvador. © ANP / EPA

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