FIFA World Cup 2022: Canada Most Promising Players to Watch

The men’s national team of Canada is prepared to compete in their first FIFA World Cup since 1986. Read to know more about them.

Les Rouges landed in Mexico 36 years ago, but after competing against France in the FIFA World Cup, the Soviet Union and Hungary, they were disqualified and sent home with a score of 0 and were never heard from again. However, since that time, Canadian soccer has been through a transformation that has seriously accelerated in recent years. With a group of players that is more skilled than any in the past, Canada is quickly emerging from the shadow of the United States and Mexico. That should be demonstrated by this list of the top five head to Qatar:

Stephen Eustaquio

Position: Defensive midfielder


Age: 25

Eustaquio and his family moved from Leamington, Canada, where he was born to Portuguese parents, when Stephen was seven years old, to Nazare, Portugal. The young man spent hours studying football players and writing down the goals he wanted to shoot at. Later, he competed for Portugal’s U-21 team alongside athletes like Rafael Leao, Diogo Jota, Diogo Dalot, and Joao Felix.

Eustaquio, a member of the Seleço das Quinas, decided to sign with the Canucks for the upcoming season despite being told that he had a future as a senior international, much to Herdman’s delight. “We need him so much to manage the tempo of the game. He personifies everything we want this football nation to be in the future.

Tajon Buchanan

Position: Right-winger

Age: 23

Unlike the stars who came after him in this collection, Buchanan was not the focus of pre-release fanfare, and he did not get his international breakthrough as a young child. However, some people who at the time thought he needed to put on weight are now backtracking on their claims. Buchanan grew from a boy into a man while playing right back for the New England Revolution, whose head coach Bruce Arena is a big fan.

“He’s improved tremendously well physically and defensively,” the person who guided the USA to the Korea/Japan 2002 quarterfinals, said. If you add that to his attacking qualities, it is clear that you possess a really exceptional gift. He routinely draws fouls and has great one-on-one skills. He is lively and swift.

Alphonso Davies

Position: Left-sided attacking midfielder

Age: 21

a standout performer for Canada and Bayern Munich who has set records. In addition to being the most decorated male football player in Canadian history, Davies is on the verge of becoming one of the greatest athletes in Canadian history, joining the likes of Donovan Bailey, Nancy Greene, Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, Clara Hughes, Fergie Jenkins, Steve Nash, Christine Sinclair, and Jacques Villeneuve.

He might perform incredibly well for the Canadians in Qatar before turning 22 if he is successful there. Hansi Flick, Herdman, Rio Ferdinand, David Alaba, Marcelo, Andy Robertson, Arjen Robben, Robert Lewandowski, and Thomas Muller, who dubbed him “a sensation,” have all praised him as one of the best players in the world. He is electrifying, supersonic, and rock shouldered.

Jonathan David

Position: Forward

Age: 22

“I want to help reinvent soccer for Canadians,” declared David. During the World Cup, we will have a fantastic opportunity to accomplish it.

That wish is clearly supported by David’s credentials. He was superb when Lille won one of the most stunning league victories in modern history in 2020–21, scored 21 goals in 32 appearances for Canada, and quickly forged a strong partnership with Davies.

Because of his acceleration, quickness, and movement, he is difficult to mark. He is referred to as “The Iceman” and uses talent to set up goals and score them. I will end here.

Cyle Larin

Position: Forward

Age: 27

How did a young goalkeeper who began playing up front in basketball shoes end up being his country’s all-time best scorer? Even now, those who study it are perplexed. Belgium, Croatia, and Morocco must now solve Larin’s puzzle.

The Brampton, Ontario native scored 23 goals in 45 games, helping Besiktas win the Turkish double in 2020–21. Additionally, he had a stellar 2021 season for Canada, scoring 14 goals in 13 games. Larin’s matchups with teammates Dedryck Boyata and Brandon Mechele from Club Brugge, as well as Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen from Antwerp, would be intriguing to watch.

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