Hamilton picked to host Canada-US World Cup qualifying game -

Canada to continue World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifying campaign in Hamilton, ON #CANMNT

We are excited to bring the Mens National Team FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match to Hamilton in January with the team riding a nation-wide wave of support at the top of the table and after an incredible display from Edmontonians in November, Dr. Nick Bontis, Canada Soccer president, said in a statement. We are looking forward to seeing a Sea of Red at Tim Hortons Field in January for the Mens National Teams FIFA World Cup Qualifiers as we have throughout the Final Round with our fans continuing to push the Mens National Team to new heights.

It will mark the third straight Canada home game likely to be played in cold weather and the first Canadian mens international A match in Hamilton. Canada beat Costa Rica and Mexico in Edmonton earlier this month to vault to the top of the Concacaf standings after eight games.

While playing indoors at Vancouvers BC Place was considered for the Jan. 30 fixture, it would have caused a far tougher travel schedule for Canada.

The Canadians are in Honduras on Jan. 27 and in El Salvador on Feb. 2.

The Americans opted for cold-weather venues to be sandwiched around their trip to Canada. Theyll face El Salvador on Jan. 27 in Columbus, Ohio and Honudras on Feb. 2 in St. Paul, Minn.

Canada played its first three home World Cup qualifiers on grass at BMO Field in Toronto before shifting to artificial turf for Edmonton and now Hamilton.
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