Citing the pandemic and affect of the Omicron variant, Canada Soccer has cancelled its deliberate January males’s camp and a coaching match in Florida.
The Fortieth-ranked Canadian males had been scheduled to play No. 122 Guatemala on Jan. 22 at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, forward of three FIFA World Cup qualifying matches within the January-February FIFA worldwide window.
Canada visits No. 76 Honduras on Jan. 27, hosts the Eleventh-ranked Individuals in Hamilton on Jan. 30 and performs at No. 70 El Salvador on Feb. 2.
A males’s under-20 camp that was deliberate alongside the senior facet’s Florida session has additionally been cancelled.
The senior camp, which was scheduled outdoors of the FIFA worldwide window, would largely have featured gamers from Main League Soccer and others out of season.
The camp cancellation is one other transferring half for Canada coach John Herdman, who has already misplaced St. Johnstone midfielder David Wotherspoon to a long-term knee harm.
Canada star Alphonso Davies is one in every of an extended checklist of Bayern Munich gamers to check optimistic for COVID however is claimed to be effectively and self-isolating at dwelling.
The Canadians (4-0-4, 16 factors) at the moment prime CONCACAF’s closing qualifying spherical standings with six video games remaining within the eight-team spherical robin. Come March, the highest three will ebook their ticket to Qatar 2022 to symbolize North and Central America and the Caribbean.
The fourth-place facet will face a workforce from Oceania in an intercontinental playoff to see who joins them.
The U.S. (4-1-3, 15 factors) at the moment stand second forward of Mexico and Panama (each 4-2-2, 14 factors).
The Canadian males went 13-2-4 in 2021, recording 9 clear sheets and a report 55 targets scored. Canada additionally set a report with eight consecutive wins.
Herdman’s workforce is unbeaten in eight video games (4-0-4) since a 2-1 loss to Mexico within the Gold Cup semifinals.