How to watch Canada's World Cup qualifiers: Schedule, TV channel, free live stream - Yahoo! Sports

Canada will play three games over the next week as it tries to secure just its second-ever World Cup berth. (Photo via USA TODAY Sports)
Canada will play three games over the next week as it tries to secure just its second-ever World Cup berth. (Photo via USA TODAY Sports)

It may have seemed unfathomable in the not-so distant past, but the Canadian men’s national soccer team is almost certainly going to secure their bid to the 2022 FIFA World Cup this month, and you won’t want to miss it.

We have you covered here, as Canada prepares for their next three games against Costa Rica, Jamaica and Panama.

Here’s how you can watch the games:

Canada vs. Costa Rica

Thursday, March 24 at 10:05 PM ET | Live Stream: FuboTV | TV channel: Sportsnet

March 24, 2022 may become a date that fans of the Canadian men’s national soccer team never forget, as a win against Costa Rica will punch their ticket into the FIFA World Cup for the first time since 1986. And with all due respect to the 1986 side, this Canadian team is far more promising, with genuine aspirations of advancing to the round of 16.

One step at a time, however, and Costa Rica isn’t going down without a valiant fight. It’s only been eight years since Costa Rica improbably danced its way into the 2014 World Cup quarterfinals, and it is fielding its most talented roster of the qualification cycle to date. Keylor Navas is the best goalkeeper in the region bar none, and the Paris Saint-Germain star will be more than up to the task of stopping Canada’s potent attack, led by Cyle Larin and Jonathan David.

Former Arsenal striker Joel Campbell always seems to perform better for country than club and he could catch Canada off its lines, particularly if the Canadians continue to aggressively incorporate their backs into the attack. Costa Rica, currently in fifth in the CONCACAF table, has everything to play for.

Canada vs. Jamaica

Sunday, March 27 at 4:05 PM ET | Live Stream: FuboTV | TV channel: Sportsnet

Toronto’s BMO Field will be absolutely rocking on Sunday afternoon — it will either be a celebration of Canada clinching their ticket to Qatar, or a delirious, inspired crowd looking to help their national side get over the proverbial finish line.

Jamaica has struggled badly throughout qualification but it shouldn’t be taken lightly. In their last contest, Canada dominated possession but played to a scoreless draw. In spite of their poor record, West Ham United mainstay Michail Antonio could catch the Canadians sleeping, especially if they’ve already secured their World Cup bid.

There is a real gulf in talent overall, and the home fans should expect a victory, a sign of how far things have come for the program.

Canada vs. Panama

Wednesday, March 30 at 9:05 PM ET | Live Stream: FuboTV | TV channel: Sportsnet

In ideal circumstances, this should be an easy win for Canada. Last time these two sides played, Canada cruised to a 4-1 victory and if it fields its best side, Panama is simply no match. But it’s not all that simple: Canada could rest its nominal starters with little to play for other than pride if it qualifies for the World Cup ahead of the March 30 contest.

It won’t be a carbon copy of the Oct. 30 contest either, as Canada’s superstar Alphonso Davies remains out of the lineup due to myocarditis. He was deployed as a forward in Canada’s previous game against Panama, can be used all over the field and usually features as a left back for Bayern Munich. Canada should be able to adjust its formation quite easily without Davies, and this might be where 19-year-old attacking midfielder Ismael Kone gets some playing time.

This could be a banner month for the Canadian men’s program and we’ll keep you posted for every step of the journey.

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