Canada has ended their 36-year wait for a FIFA World Cup slot after beating Jamaica 4-0 on Sunday night.

The Canucks last competed in the World Cup at Mexico ’86 but goals from Cyle Larin, Tajon Buchanan, Junior Hoilett, and a late own goal from Adrian Mariappa ensured they will be in Qatar for the summer tournament.

Canada now becomes the first team to qualify from the Concacaf section, ahead of both Mexico and the USA and Englishman John Herdman, who took charge of the team in 2018, will hope that they can give a good account in the competition.

“I think this country, they never believed in us. Because we’ve given them nothing to believe in. They believe now. And I think if we all get behind each other, this is the time for everyone to get behind football and unite. Because we can be a powerhouse. And it’s time,” Herdman said.

Canada, which only needed a draw Sunday to qualify, has outscored its opposition 54-7 while posting 12 clean sheets in qualifying.


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