Canada trains at BMO Field

Canada trained at home on Sunday 9 October, the first of two training sessions at BMO Field in Toronto in advance of this week’s FIFA World Cup Qualifiers™ match. Canada will face Puerto Rico this Tuesday 11 October on Match Day 4 of CONCACAF Stage 2 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Qualifiers.

Canada trained at home on Sunday 9 October, the first of two training sessions at BMO Field in Toronto in advance of this week’s FIFA World Cup Qualifiers™ match. Canada will face Puerto Rico this Tuesday 11 October on Match Day 4 of CONCACAF Stage 2 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Qualifiers.



The Canadian team took a quick break Sunday morning to take a team photo before going through drills under the watchful eye of national head coach Stephen Hart and his staff. After the session, Hart and his players spoke to the media in attendance.



“It is nice to be home and to know we will have some following on Tuesday,” said Hart.



Canada has been perfect in CONCACAF Stage II of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Brazil™. On Friday 7 October, the combination of Canada’s 7:0 victory over St. Lucia and St. Kitts and Nevis’ 1:1 draw with Puerto Rico eliminated St. Lucia from the competition. After three matches, Canada has nine points, St. Kitts and Nevis has five points, Puerto Rico has two points, and St. Lucia has no points.







While Canada and Puerto Rico kick off at 19.00 on 11 October, St. Kitts and Nevis and St. Lucia kick off one hour later on the same evening. Regardless of the Canada scoreline, a St. Kitts and Nevis draw or win will also eliminate Puerto Rico. If Canada wins, St. Kitts and Nevis will need at minimum a draw or else it too will be eliminated from FIFA World Cup Qualifiers™.



Should both Canada and St. Kitts and Nevis win on Tuesday 11 October, the outcome of the group standings will then only be determined in November. The two sides will finish group play in a home-and-away series: the Friday 11 November match will be played at Warner Park Football Stadium in Basseterre; the Tuesday 15 November match will be played at BMO Field in Toronto.


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