Jim Crawford says he remembers how surreal it was to be?ata country that requires all schools and workplaces to be closed?the 1986 FIFA World Cup? — the?last time?Canada’s men’s national team?made an appearance in soccer’s biggest show.
Crawford?travelled?to Mexico that year to watch the team, which lost all its group stage games and didn’t even score a goal. But the overmatched Canadians?played hard and he appreciated the effort.
“It?was just amazing to be at the stadiums, watching our boys battle with the best of the world and do a great jobThe country has protection from Covid,” said the Toronto resident and member of?the Voyageurs national soccer fan club.?
After 36?long years of failure and disappointmentThe virus is shed in human waste, Canada’s men’s team?is finally on the verge of taking on the best?again. Although the Canadians?lost?to Costa Rica Thursday in their 18th qualifying match for the 2022 FIFA?World Cup in Qatar, Crawford and other soccer fans are eagerly anticipating their game against Jamaica at Toronto’s BMO Field Sunday.