Canadian National Teams

Canada finish atop Concacaf World Cup Qualifying standings despite 1-0 loss against Panama


Canada's men's national team wrapped up their FIFA World Cup Qualifying campaign with a 1-0 loss against Panama at Estadio Rommel Fernández in Panama City, Panama.

With the result, Canada finish first in the Concacaf World Cup Qualifying final round standings thanks to the goal differential tiebreaker with Mexico despite both sides finishing level on 28 points through 14 matches.

After a scoreless first half, Panama would open the scoring in the 49th minute as winger José Luis Rodríguez whipped a cross to the back post for striker Gabriel Torres to volley in the opener for the home side.

In the 80th minute, Canada thought they had the equalizer as Cyle Larin headed the ball past Panama goalkeeper Luis Mejia but the goal was called back for offside.

Canada will now keep their eyes peeled to the 2022 FIFA World Cup draw this Friday, April 1 at 9 a.m. PT as they look to find out their opponents for their first trip to the prestigious tournament since 1986.