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John Herdman compares Canada’s conflict with Uruguay to a ‘cup closing’ following Qatar win

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The Canadian Males’s Nationwide Crew will head into their conflict in opposition to Uruguay subsequent week stuffed with confidence following their 2-0 win over Qatar on Friday.

John Herdman’s facet beat the 2022 World Cup hosts 2-0 in Austria because of objectives from Cyle Larin and Jonathan David contained in the opening 13 minutes. The Reds remained in cost all through the match, managing eight pictures heading in the right direction to Qatar’s two and controlling 60% possession.

Nevertheless, Tuesday’s take a look at in opposition to Uruguay – whose present squad contains the likes of Luis Suarez, Darwin Nunez, and Rodrigo Bentancur – might be a totally totally different expertise, even when Diego Alonso’s facet had been humbled 1-0 by Iran on Friday.

However Herdman is not phased. In reality, he is excited to check his group in opposition to one in all South America’s finest as Canada‘s first World Cup since 1986 looms ever nearer.

“That might be a troublesome take a look at,” Herdman stated following Friday’s win. “However that is the stuff we dream of. We have been taking part in CONCACAF opponents for 4 years. All of the gamers have been dreaming all their worldwide profession (of) taking part in groups of the stature of Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina. That is the stuff we have been ready for.

“For us it is a cup closing taking part in in opposition to Uruguay, much like taking part in in opposition to a Belgium or a Croatia (whom Canada will face in Group F on the World Cup). So there’s an pleasure there. However once more we have now to mood that with the truth of the standard that they’ve after which we have to place the work in these subsequent three days.”

Tuesday’s match is Canada’s penultimate fixture earlier than they open their World Cup marketing campaign in opposition to Belgium on November 23, with a pleasant in opposition to Japan to come back simply six days previous to that historic conflict.

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