The excitement that now surrounds the sport in Canada is as high as ever following their trip to Qatar. Returning to a World Cup after a long absence only increased the hopes for the tournament they will host next. Check out the 2023 schedule of the national soccer team.
Canada has been impressive in recent qualifiers, earning them the accolades they deserved. Going to the World Cup was something that had been put off for a while, but they turned it around with a fantastic run.
The ranking in the CONCAFAF tournament, which distributed tickets to Qatar, did not fully explain how well they played. They finished tied for first place alongside Mexico, both with 28 points. Even though they had their place secured with one game to go.
Their level had them as the best team out of the eight finalist countries. A foundation of young players growing up in the most competitive football in the world had Alphonso Davies as the best option. Although the Bayern star is just one of the promising young figures on the roster who are looking to improve their performance in the top flight.
The 2023 schedule of Canada national soccer team
There will be a lot of expectations put on this ascending team. The World Cup showed they still have to improve to defeat powerful national squads. Their opening performance in Qatar vs Belgium was more than acceptable, but they couldn’t translate it into a good result losing 1-0.
Then they were defeated by Croatia 4-1 in a game that eliminated them on Matchday 2. They ended their participation with a 2-1 loss against Morocco, so the Canadians left the tournament in the first round without any points.
The motivation is going to increase since they will be co-hosts of the 2026 World Cup. They have a guaranteed spot in it for that reason, although they need to keep getting stronger. There is a possibility to compete with CONMEBOL teams like Argentina, Brazil, or Uruguay that could be a big step for their aspirations.
Canada national Football team schedule: List of games in 2023
March 25: Curaçao vs Canada. CONCACAF Nations League.
March 28: Canada vs Honduras. CONCACAF Nations League.