Canada Qualify For World Cup After 36-Year-Wait

Canada beat Jamaica 4-0 to qualify for first World Cup in 36 years

Canada celebrates a goal with Richie Laryea #22 and Junior Hoilett #10 during a 2022 World Cup Qualifying match against Jamaica at BMO Field on March 27, 2022, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP


Canada qualified for the World Cup for the first time in 36 years on Sunday with an emphatic 4-0 victory over Jamaica in Toronto.

Goals from Cyle Larin, Tajon Buchanan, Junior Hoilett and Adrian Mariappa’s own goal secured all three points after Canada dominated throughout against a Jamaica side already eliminated from contention in the CONCACAF region’s qualifying tournament for this year’s finals in Qatar.

The win sparked wild celebrations at Toronto’s 30,000-capacity BMO Field, where an expectant sell-out crowd had gathered to watch,

Canada clinch World Cup qualification for only the second time, having last appeared at the 1986 Mexico tournament.