Canada debuted with a defeat in his second participation in a world Cup after losing 1-0 to Belgium in the match that closed the first date of Group F, whose first duel was the zero draw between Croatia and Morocco. Now the North Americans will face the Croats in the second day where they will put their chances of being able to qualify for the round of 16 at stake.
Croatia vs. Canada LIVE for the Qatar 2022 World Cup
The Russia 2018 runner-up faces the CONCACAF team, who are hoping to break the curse of not having scored a single goal in four World Cup games. The duel is played this Sunday, November 27, at the Khalifa International Stadium.
In this context, the Canadian coach, john herdmanHe spoke at a press conference after the match against the Belgians and left a rude sentence. When asked about what he told his players ahead of the clash against the world runner-up, the DT revealed: “I simply told them that they belong to this tournament. And now we’re going to go and We are going to take Croatia. It’s as simple as that”.
Although the 47-year-old English strategist has charisma and usually shows a high profile, his expression surprised by the scope since it was after a world premiere, live and direct. The testimony caused an impact and also triggered the controversy. Meanwhile, his team knows that they need a win to have a concrete chance of advancing.
However, the technical director supported Alfonso Daviestheir star player, who missed the penalty against the Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who contained his shot. “We wanted to score that first goal. I am proud of Alphonso; it is a very big moment. We have the weight of a nation for the 36 years of waiting. I am very proud to see him catch that ball because you have to have a lot of courage, ”he confided.
The magnifying glass on the two obvious penalties that were not given to Canada in the defeat against Belgium: the controversial background of the referee
The Zambian Janny Sikazwe was in the eye of the storm of the spectators for his controversial decisions in the match for Group F of the Qatar 2022 World Cup
and added: “We have shown that we deserve to be here. Our fans have also tried to win the battle; we can leave proud of what we have done. We are a soccer nation. We had objectives that we have not been able to achieve. The group stage is fully open after the result between Morocco and Croatia”.
“After a game like this I have told my players that I am very proud of what they have done. We have to stay united, ”he stressed.
Beyond defeat Herdmann He was satisfied with the performance of his team, but recalled: “You need to take three points in your first game. We had the opportunity tonight to be the first of the group, that was the mission, and we lost it.
Kevin De Bruyne’s awkward phrase when being chosen as the best player in Belgium’s opaque victory against Canada
The Manchester City fantasist did not have a good game in the presentation of the Europeans for Group F of the Qatar 2022 World Cup. And when he received the award, he did not hide his disagreement
“These guys showed that they can live on this stage and I think they made the fans proud and made them feel like they belong here,” he added. And he concluded: “We have shown that we deserve to be here. We had objectives that we have not been able to achieve. The group stage is fully open after the result between Morocco and Croatia”.
Herdmann He fulfilled a record this Wednesday as he became the first coach to have qualified women’s and men’s teams to a World Cup. He directed the New Zealand women, in different categories, and reached the senior team that he managed to take to the 2007 and 2011 World Cups, but could not overcome both first rounds.
Once Canada joined and, already leading the women’s, he got two bronzes in the Olympic Games (London 2012 and Rio 2016) as his most significant achievements, with a World Cup (2015) in the middle. Then, in 2018, he took over the male cast that he managed to qualify for a World Cup after 36 years, after that baptism in Mexico 1986. On that occasion he was eliminated in the first phase and now they will seek to be among the 16 best casts of Qatar 2022.