This Day in Football from 15-21 October

The history of Canada’s national teams.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 15 October 1988
Canada scores three second-half goals in a 3:2 victory over Guatemala, but is eliminated from FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. The home-and-away series finishes tied 3-3 on goals, but Guatemala is the victor because it scored more away goals.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 15 October 2008
Canada plays to a 2:2 draw with Mexico in a FIFA World Cup Qualifier match in Edmonton, AB. Ali Gerba and Tomasz Radzinski score in the draw at Commonwealth Stadium.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 16 October 1977
Canada wins 2:1 over Guatemala in a FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match at Estadio Azteca in Ciudad México, Mexico. Buzz Parsons and Bob Lenarduzzi score goals in the first half.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 17 October 1968
Canada wins 4:2 over USA in a FIFA World Cup Qualifier match in Toronto, ON. Ralph McPate scores two goals for Canada. Norman Patterson and Tibor Vigh also score for Canada.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 17 October 1987
Canada holds Brazil 0-0 for nearly 82 minutes in a FIFA U-20 World Cup group match. Andre Cruz finally breaks the deadlock on a free kick, beating Craig Forrest. Canada’s first loss in three matches eliminates the team.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 18 October 1980
Canada plays to a 1:1 draw with Mexico in a FIFA World Cup Qualifier match in Toronto, ON. Mike Stojanovic scores the goal for Canada late in the first half. Branko Segota, who makes his debut for Canada, gets an assist.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 18 October 1992
In Canada’s first match of the 1994 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, Dale Mitchell scores the equaliser of a 1:1 away draw with Jamaica in the 85th minute. Mitchell scores just seven minutes after Hector Wright had opened the scoring in front of 17,000 fans at Jamaica’s National Stadium.

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