Canada’s men’s football team qualified for the FIFA World Cup finals for only the second time ever with a 4-0 rout of Jamaica.The nation’s only previous appearance in the tournament was 1986 in Mexico. Entering the match on Sunday night, John Herdman’s squad needed only a draw against Jamaica to capture one of the three spots from the CONCACAF, Central American and Caribbean) region for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in November.

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The team didn’t hold back and gave the fans at BMO Field a dominant performance with goals from Cyle Larin, Tajon Buchanan and Junior Hoilett, followed by a late own goal by defender Adrian Mariappa, Xinhua reports.“When I first took over, I said we’re going to qualify for the World Cup and I don’t think anyone believed us,” said 46-year old head coach Herdman. “All of these fans have waited, waited, and hung in with us.”

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