Canada World Cup 2022 squad: Final 26-man squad for Canada national team Roste in Qatar


Manager John Herdman has steered Canada to its first men’s World Cup since 1986, and only the nation’s second-ever men’s World Cup appearance.

Aside from a few injury absences, Herdman picked most of the players who contributed to the success. After the announcement of the 26-man roster on November 13, the selected players have the next task of shocking the world in Qatar.

A Nov. 11 friendly against Bahrain — a 2-2 draw ( video highlights ) — was the last chance for players on the bubble to turn to Herdman before he picked the final 26-man squad.

There is one final friendly against Japan on Nov. 17 before the Canadians begin their World Cup campaign in Group F against No. 2 Belgium.

Canada World Cup roster for Qatar 2022

The biggest absence will be that of defender Scott Kennedy, who suffered a shoulder injury on October 29 and will not be available for the tournament. Also missing out is goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau, who suffered a leg fracture in the MLS Cup final on Nov. 5.

Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies picked up a hamstring injury on November 5, but he dodged a bullet and will be ready to play in Qatar. Center-back Doneil Henry did not make the final cut after suffering an injury in warmups for the Nov. 11 Bahrain match.

The final roster follows below, and Herdman’s admission that “it doesn’t take a rocket scientist” to figure out who the key players for Canada will be, turned out to be true.

Position Player Club Age Caps 2022 World Cup
GK Milan Borjan Red Star Belgrade (SRB) 35 67 10
GK James Pantemis CF Montreal (CAN) 25 0 0
GK Dayne St. Clair Minnesota United (USA) 25 2 0
DEF Sam Adekugbe Hatayspor (TUR) 27 33 12
DEF Derek Cornelius Panetolikos (GRE) 24 14 1
DEF Alistair Johnston CF Montreal (CAN) 24 29 14
DEF Richie Laryea Toronto FC (CAN) 27 33 13
DEF Kamal Miller CF Montreal (CAN) 25 28 12
DEF Steven Vitoria GD Chaves (POR) 35 34 8
DEF Joel Waterman CF Montreal (CAN) 26 1 0
MID Stephen Eustaquio FC Porto (POR) 25 22 12
MID Liam Fraser KMSK Deinze (BEL) 24 15 5
MID Atiba Hutchinson Besiktas (TUR) 39 97 10
MID Mark-Anthony Kaye Toronto FC (CAN) 27 37 10
MID Ismael Kone CF Montreal (CAN) 20 5 0
MID Jonathan Osorio Toronto FC (CAN) 30 56 13
MID Samuel Piette CF Montreal (CAN) 28 65 4
MID David Wotherspoon St. Johnstone (SCO) 32 10 3
FWD Tajon Buchanan Club Brugge (BEL) 23 25 13
FWD Lucas Cavallini Vancouver Whitecaps (CAN) 29 33 5
FWD Jonathan David LOSC Lille (FRA) 22 34 14
FWD Alphonso Davies Bayern Munich (GER) 22 34 7
FWD Junior Hoilett Reading FC (ENG) 32 49 9
FWD Cyle Larin Club Brugge (BEL) 27 54 10
FWD Liam Millar FC Basel (SWZ) 23 16 4
FWD Ike Ugbo Troyes (FRA) 24 8 4

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