Suriname can go on to dream of a World Cup in Qatar, after a stunning 6-0 win over Bermuda. The next and most difficult hurdle for national coach Dean Gorey’s side is the Canada meeting on Tuesday.
At Franklin ISD Stadium in Paramaribo, Suriname had no children with Bermuda on Friday evening (local time). Fifteen minutes later the score was 2-0, after which “De Natio”, as the Suriname national team is called, simply led to a great result. Striker Nigel Hasselbeink was the top man with three goals, the other goals being scored by Sheraldo Becker (twice) and Shaquille Benas.
Feyenoorder Ridgeciano Haps debuted with Suriname. It was immediately designated a primary place of Gauri. Former Feyenoord player Mitchell T Freddy (now Al-Fateh, Saudi Arabia) also played in the opening minutes as a substitute in the white, red and green Suriname shirt.
The rest of the collection also contains a lot of Eredivisie experience. Many players who play or play in the Netherlands are part of the group that dreams of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, such as Warner Hahn, Damil Dunkerloy, Ryan Dunk, Shaquille Benas, Ramon Lewin, Kelvin Leerdam, Mitchell Donald, Roland Aalberg, Dion Malone and Ryan Kollwick and merchants Sherry, Nigel Hesselbeink, Sheraldo Becker, Diego Bessoir, and Florian Josephzon.
The road to Qatar is long and difficult
After beating Bermuda and previous victories over the Cayman Islands (3-0) and Aruba (0-6), Suriname tops Group Two of the CONCACAF region. In it, 35 countries from North and Central America and countries from the Caribbean compete for three places in the World Cup.
But the road to Qatar is long and arduous. Only the group winner advances to the next round, where one of the other five group winners awaits in a double-header. The winners of these duels will face the major countries of the CONCACAF region in the final round of a full competition: Mexico, the United States, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Honduras. The top three go straight to Qatar, and the fourth-placed is still playing an Intercontinental playoff.
Canada’s biggest competitor
Suriname’s main rival for the necessary first place in the group is Bayern Munich’s Canadian star Alphonso Davies. Canada meets Aruba, coached by Stanley Minzo, on Saturday evening. Canada has won both games so far, beating Bermuda 5-1 and the Cayman Islands 11-0.
The decisive match between Suriname and Canada will follow in the final round on Tuesday at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, near Chicago. Then it will become clear whether Suriname’s dream of a World Cup will remain for the time being.
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