2022 FIFA World Cup Canada schedule: discover tips on how to watch live matches

It’s been 32 years since the maple leaf appeared at the men’s soccer World Cup. And even with such a significant difference in attendance times, expectations are high in and around the camp in Canada 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Head coach John Herdman not only led his Canadian team to their first World Cup appearance since 1986, he did so in style. The North Americans, who missed the final qualifying rounds in both Brazil 2014 and Russia 2018, secured first place over traditional regional powerhouses the United States and Mexico.

Canada’s squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Goalkeepers: James Pantemis, Milan Borjan, Dayne St Clair

Defenders: Samuel Adekugbe, Joel Waterman, Alistair Johnston, Richie Laryea, Kamal Miller, Steven Vitoria, Derek Cornelius

Helpers: Liam Fraser, Ismael Kone, Mark-Anthony Kaye, David Wotherspoon, Jonathan Osorio, Atiba Hutchinson, Stephen Eustaquio, Samuel Piette

Forward: Tajon Buchanan, Liam Millar, Lucas Cavallini, Ike Ugbo, Junior Hoilett, Jonathan David, Cyle Larin, Alphonso Davies

Twenty-one year old Alphonse Davies is the star of the Canadian scene. He is also a world football star. Since joining German giants Bayern Munich in 2018 – for a record transfer fee from Major League Soccer (MLS) team Vancouver Whitecaps – his shares have soared. Having won three Bundesliga titles and a UEFA Champions League crown with the Bavarian powerhouses, he is now aiming for success on the world stage with the Canadian side still on the hunt for their first World Cup win (and first goal) after Mexico ended 1986 with three straight defeats.

Davies is not alone in this revamped Team Canada. Former New England Revolution (MLS) winger Tajon Buchanan, who recently made his Champions League debut with Club Brugge, is a rising star. So is Cyle Larin, Buchanan’s Belgian clubmate, who completed the 20 CONCACAF qualifier marathon as the region’s top scorer (13 goals).

Another name that may resonate in Qatar for hopeful Canadians is FC Porto’s Stephen Eustaquio, whom coach Herdman hailed as a “complete midfielder”. 22-year-old striker Jonathan David, currently playing for Lille in France’s Ligue 1, is another player to watch out for from Canada’s Group F teammates (Belgium, Croatia and Morocco).

Ismaël Koné, still only 20 years old and playing for MLS CF Montreal, had a breakout season in the league and it may be worth taking a risk for the Canadian coach.

Canada 2022 FIFA World Cup schedule: check live kick-off times

FIFA World Cup Group F Canada schedule

  • November 23, Wednesday: Belgium vs Canada (Ahmad bin Ali Stadium) | 2:00 p.m. EDT
  • November 27, Sunday: Croatia vs Canada (Khalifa International Stadium) | 11:00 AM EDT
  • December 1, Thursday: Canada vs Morocco (Al Thumama Stadium) | 10:00 AM EDT

FIFA World Cup knockout round schedule

  • December 3-6: Round of 16 | 10am and 2pm EDT
  • December 9-10: Quarterfinals | 10am and 2pm EDT
  • December 13-14: Semi-finals | 2:00 p.m. EDT
  • December 17: Match for third place | 10:00 AM EDT
  • December 18: Final | 10:00 AM EDT

Where to watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup live in Canada?

Broadcast and live stream (in Canada): CTV/TSN, TSN2, TSN App (English) RDS (French)

Broadcasting and Live Streaming (US): FOX and FS1 network (English) and Telemundo (Spanish) Vidgo, Fubo, Sling TV, Peacock TV, YouTube TV and DirecTV Stream

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