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    Canada vs England, 1986 (Vancouver)
    Canada vs Paraguay, 1986 (Vancouver)
    Canada vs Wales, 1986 (Vancouver)
    Canada vs France, 1986 World Cup (Leon, Mexico)
    Canada vs Hungary, 1986 World Cup (Irapuato, Mexico)
    Canada vs USSR, 1986 World Cup (Irapuato, Mexico)
    Canada vs Guatemala, 1988 WCQ (Vancouver)
    Canada vs Australia, 1993 WCQ (Edmonton)
    Canada vs Jamaica, 1997 WCQ (Vancouver)

    West Germany vs Scotland, 1986 World Cup (Queretaro, MX)
    Uruguay vs West Germany, 1986 World Cup (Queretaro, MX)
    USSR vs Hungary, 1986 World Cup (Irapuato, MX)
    France vs USSR, 1986 World Cup (Leon, Mexico)
    Italy vs Bulgaria, 1986 World Cup (Mexico City, MX)
    Nicaragua at Guatemala, 1996, 1998 WCQ (Guatemala City)
    Trinidad & Tobago at USA, 1996, 1998 WCQ (Richmond, VA)
    Cameroon vs Russia, 1994 World Cup (Palo Alto, California)
    Austria at Poland, 2005 WCQ (Chorzow, Poland)
    Spain vs Ukraine, 2006 World Cup (Leipzig, Germany)
    Belarus at Luxembourg, 2007, Euro 2008 q (Luxembourg City)
    Georgia at Lithuania, 2007, Euro 2008 qu (Kaunas, Lithuania)
    El Salvador at USA, 2009, 2010 WCQ (Salt Lake City, Utah)

    Olympic Qualifiers...
    -numerous Canadian games at Swangard in late 80's/early 90's
    -Mexico vs Panama, Honduras vs T and T, 2012 (Los Angeles)

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  1. I apologize if this can be found elsewhere here, but I can't seem to find info on this anywhere. I will be in Peru this summer and would like to see us play. I was wondering when the fourth spot for CONCACAF will be determined and if Canada still has an opportunity to qualify.
  2. Yeah, it was when the CSL was in operation and they only allowed 2 or 3 players from each team to be play, so Waiters couldn't get the side he wanted. Forrest's replacement never got another cap.
  3. If I remember correctly, there was a dedicated page for CMNT videos here. I cannot find it. I put a 15 minute video on Youtube with all the goals from a World Cup qualifier from 1992 between Canada and Jamaica as well Canada's first ever Gold Cup match in 1991 against Honduras.
  4. The proposed breakdown for 2026 would comprise: Europe 16 teams (13 currently); Africa 9 (5); Asia 8.5 (4.5), South America 6 (4.5), Concacaf 6.5 (3.5), Oceania 1 (0.5), Host nation 1 (1). This would be good for Canada as even if all three hosts get an automatic berth, CONCACAF would still have 4.5 spots available. Based on this reasoning, I bet we get an automatic berth. It would also help convince dual citizens to think hard about leaving Canada.
  5. I voted for Mitchell. I'm not saying he's better than Hutchinson, DeRosario or Radzinski, but he got shit on a lot on this board (for coaching) and a lot of it was undeserved. In his era, Canada never played the likes of St Kitts or Dominica in qualifying. Take away the goals from the minnow-bashing qualifiers and see the totals of those near him on the top. He always came through in qualifiers and from my view in Estadio Irapuato, he scored Canada's first ever World Cup goal against the USSR. Well, we celebrated until we realized it was in the top netting. The inclusion of Ricketts got its de
  6. 36000 frenzied fans, real grass, two Canadian teams. What more could we ask for? I bet this will gain the game quite a few more fans. It was thrilling, positive football.
  7. ROUND ONE: 10 teams involved: ( 26-35 RANKED TEAMS) (Montserrat, Caymans, etc) 2 home and away games ROUND TWO: 12 teams involved: Winners of Round one + teams ranked 19-25 2 home and away games ROUND THREE: 24 teams involved: Teams ranked 1-18 + winners of round 2 (8 groups of 3) Winners qualify for Round 3 ROUND FOUR: 8 teams (1 group) Top three direct qualification/1 playoff The advantage of a system like this is that to get to the 'Octo" teams like El Salvador, Canada, Guatemala, T and T, Jamaica, etc would only have to play each other most likely in Round 3
  8. I disagree. Playing Honduras and El Salvador in Vancouver is fine, as our ability is fairly close. Mexico is leaps ahead and we needed to play them in Winnipeg or Edmonton. In the past is has worked to a degree, so I don't understand why we didn't this cycle.
  9. I haven't seen this much energy and passion in a long time. Yeah, maybe.
  10. With Mexico looking uninterested, our only hope is 4-0 and Mexico winning 1-0. Am I naive to think we can at least do our part?
  11. In 1993, I was teaching in Honduras for a short time. My students, aged 11, knew all our players by name and who were the ones who they really had to be concerned with. They knew more about our national team than 99.9% of Canadians (at least at the time). Football is an obsession with most, and international competitions are taken very seriously. I still have a soft spot for the country and wished they took the bronze in Rio for their country's first ever medal. Even more, I hope they crap the bed tomorrow.
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