Why I will also be cheering on Canada in the World Cup - Angus Robertson

Canada is a nation best known for winter sporting pursuits such as ice hockey and curling. Now however ‘Les Rouges’ have outshone traditional footballing nations by qualifying for the World Cup later this year in Qatar.

By Angus Robertson
Tuesday, 5th April 2022, 12:30 pm

Having waited since 1986 when they last qualified, they have enjoyed tremendous success through the CONCACAF stages to book their place and jump up the FIFA ratings from 72nd in the world to 38th, one place above Scotland.Canada have yet to ever win a match in the World Cup, unlike Scotland, but at least they have qualified already. Our path to success is still alive, but will require defeating celtic cousins Wales and Ukraine, who understandably will be supercharged for victory.

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Canada was picked out of Pot 4 during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Draw last Friday. PA Photo. PIC: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

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-Angus Robertson is the SNP MSP for Edinburgh Central