December 8, 2022
  • December 8, 2022

Northern Fútbol Podcast, Episode 60: Canada is going to Qatar!

By on March 28, 2022 0 412 Views

Peter Galindo, Thomas Nef and Alex Gangue-Ruzic are all together to discuss Canada’s historic World Cup qualification on the Northern Fútbol Podcast!

Well, Canada, it’s official: The men’s national team is going to the World Cup!

Peter and Thomas are joined by Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic in the immediate aftermath of Canada’s 4-0 win over Jamaica at BMO Field that secured their berth at the 2022 World Cup. They go over some big-picture questions from the listeners, including what the moment means, how this team was able to put this run together, the long-term impact of this historic achievement and so much more.

They also dive into some game-specific takeaways from Sam Adekugbe’s return, to Tajon Buchanan getting on the scoresheet and what Canada needs to do to claim Pot 3 for the World Cup draw.

You can listen, download and subscribe to the Northern Fútbol Podcast on Apple, Spotify and other platforms.

RUNNING ORDER:

3:28 – What World Cup qualification moment means to us

14:58 – Do Bryan Cristante and others regret their choice now?

20:01 – World Cup squad sizes

22:52 – Most important player in WCQ

29:50 – Should the Ocho winner receive a trophy?

32:26 – Most memorable moment in the Ocho

42:37 – Will Canada be the next Iceland?

50:30 – Long-term impact of qualifying

57:40 – Is Adekugbe ready for a top five league?

1:02:44 – Buchanan bounces back

1:04:50 – Larin-David partnership back in form

1:08:57 – Does Herdman rotate vs. Panama? What does Canada need for Pot 3?

1:17:32 – CSA president Dr. Nick Bontis on World Cup draw, 2026 host cities announcement

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