Observe the rage. As tempers rise following the unexpected setback, Mexico’s stars face off against Canada’s players in a massive gathering.
MEXICO and Canada players battled Sunday night in Edmonton after their important World Cup qualifier.
The Canadians are having a great 2021, scoring more goals than any other country, with 53 goals narrowly edging out England’s 51.
And their dream year came to a close with a victory against Concacaf giants Mexico, putting them atop the eight-team North American group for World Cup qualification.
The temperature is really high. In front of a loud crowd, Besiktas striker Cyle Larin gave them a 2-0 lead, but Hector Herrera scored a late goal for the visitors.
As Canada retained the ball in the corner in the closing moments, Mexico’s displeasure mounted, with Nestor Araujo slamming Lucas Cavallini over in frustration.
Before blowing the final whistle, the referee booked Araujo, causing joyous celebrations.
However, some Mexican stars, especially Porto winger Jesus Corona, took issue with Canada’s celebrations, causing a ruckus.
Right-back While red flares went off in the crowd, Jorge Sanchez had to be separated from Canada’s winning players.
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As a result of the melee, both benches became involved.
Before Sanchez and Roberto Alvarado could intervene, Johan Vasquez had to be calmed down.
Milan Borjan, a veteran Canadian goalie, was anxiously motioning for his players to get away from their Mexican counterparts and avoid any potential problems.
Stephen Eustaquio and Tajon Buchanan, a Canadian duet, then channeled their adrenaline into energizing the throng even more, with the 44,000-strong crowd reaching a fever pitch in the frigid, wintry weather.
After their recent success, Canada currently has a strong chance of qualifying for next year’s World Cup in Qatar.
They are a point ahead of the United States at the top of the group, with Mexico and Panama trailing by another point.
Two Concacaf teams will be automatically qualified, while the third will be forced to compete in a play-off.
The previous time Canada qualified for a World Cup was in 1986, and that was their sole appearance in the finals to that point.
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