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How many points do Canada need to return to a World Cup?

The final batch of the World Cup qualifiers in CONCACAF will resume this week and Canada is one point away from securing a spot in Qatar.

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How many points do Canada need to return to a World Cup?

To the surprise of many, Canada is the only undefeated team in the World Cup qualifiers in CONCACAF and they are one point away from securing a spot to Qatar in November. Le Rouge is in first place in the round-robin tournament with 25 points, four more than the USMNT in second place, and they have a record of seven wins and four draws.

No Alphonso Davies for the final batch of the qualifiers

The FC Bayern Munich player has been sidelined since January due to symptoms of myocarditis, a mild heart condition, and missed Canada’s last qualifying games. The good news is that Davies has returned to practice, but he is weeks away from playing a game and he will miss the last three games of the World Cup qualifiers.

Canada will return to action to play on the road against Costa Rica on 24 March, three days later they will return back home to host Jamaica and conclude the final round by playing against Panama on 30 March at the Estadio Rommel Fernández. Le Rouge only needs one point in three games to retain first place and return to a World Cup for the first time since 1986.

Canada announced March squad over the weekend

Goalkeepers: Milan Borjan (Red Star FC), Máxime Crépeau (LAFC) y Dayne St. Clair (Minnesota United).

Defenders: Richie Laryea (Nottingham Forest), Sam Adekugbe (Hatayspor), Cristián Gutiérrez (Vancouver Whitecaps), Alistair Johnston (CF Montréal), Doneil Henry (LAFC), Scott Kennedy (Jahn Regensburg), Steven Vitória (Moreirense), Kamal Miller (CF Montréal) y Derek Cornelius (Panetolikos).

Midfielders: Stephen Eustáquio (Porto), Atiba Hutchinson (Besiktas), Liam Fraser (KMSK Deinze), Mark-Anthony Kaye (Colorado Rapids), Jonathan Osorio (Toronto FC) e Ismaël Koné (CF Montréal).

Forwards: Jonathan David (Lille), Cyle Larin (Besiktas), Tajon Buchanan (Brujas), Iké Ugbo (Troyes), Lucas Cavallini (Vancouver Whitecaps), Liam Millar (Basel) y Junior Hoilett (Reading).