Mexico and Canada face each other today, October 7, at the Estadio Azteca for the Final Round of the Concacaf World Cup Qualifying 2022. It will be an intense match between these two teams, who are first and second in the standings respectively.
El Tri will want to get back to winning ways after drawing their last match in September against Panama. They won their first two games against Jamaica and Costa Rica. Mexico expect a win against Canada, who haven’t beaten them in 21 years.
Meanwhile, Canada drew their first two matches. Both ended up in a 1-1 result, first with Hondurasand then with the United States. But then John Herdman’s team defeated El Salvador with a 3-0 score to add 5 points so far.
Mexico’s confirmed lineup
El Tri doesn’t seem to have trouble scoring, with four different players sending the ball to the net in the first three games. Alexis Vega, Henry Martin, Orbelin Pineda and Jesus Corona are the goalscorers of the team, while Rogelio Funes Mori hasn't found the net yet.
This will be Mexico’s starting lineup against Canada: Ochoa, Alvarez, Sanchez, Montes, Araujo, Herrera, Gallardo, Guardado, Lozano, Jimenez, Corona.
Canada’s confirmed lineup
Canada will have Alphonso Davies back in the squad after he missed the match versus El Salvador with a minor knee injury. John Herdman also called Toronto striker Jacob Shaffelburg, but the team scoring leader is Cyle Larin with nine goals during the qualifying stages.
This will be Canada’s starting XI to face Mexico: Crepeau, Laryea, Vitoria, Johnston, Davies, Kaye, Miller, Eustaquio, Osorio, Buchanan, David.