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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

From “Last Legion” to the World Cup in Qatar: The Great Adventures of Canadian Football

Tony Vetters passed away in 2021 at the age of 83 and his wake did not go unnoticed by many. who was he? What did they do?And the fact that he began writing this article under his name is no accident, because less than two months later, at the end of November, The Canadian football team would return to the World Cup in Mexico in 1986, 36 years after that appointment.

waiter, an Englishman who loves football, like many,He was the architect of that kind of army, “The Last Legion”, thinking of the famous book that tells the story of the last defenders of the Western Roman Empire., The army of waiters, was the one that managed to categorize into 24 squads that ejected on Aztec soil.


Chronicles from that time show that an Englishman, a Czech, three Scotsmen, an Italian, a Yugoslavian, a Welshman, a German and a Trinidadian, who were already nationalized, gave life to history,Because around him the team was formed by the aforementioned Tony Vetters, the most prominent figure of which was Bruce Wilson, who served as captain, as well as Igor Vrblik.

And Canada played its football, in its own way, somewhat rocky, like an invention that was taking shape as the sport progressed; They thus lost 0–1 with France, 0–2 with Hungary and, with the same score, 0–2, to end the adventure against the Soviet Union.

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That tale of veterans, left there for some time, languished in oblivion and popular memorabilia among fans until a few years ago dismissed the incident,Another Englishman, John Herdman, perhaps a sort of waiters alter ego, John Herdman rewrote history.

The combination of physical strength and speed contributed to an outstanding football offer by Canada, That men, led by Alfonso Davies and Jonathan David, led the CONCACAF classification from the beginning, leaving the traditional Mexico and the United States in second and third places.

and good football Because this is a generation plagued by talent and in Davis and David’s affairs Pyl Larin, Junior Hoillet and Jonathan Osorio have been added.Just to mention and also have the desire to be successful.


As ESPN shows, A fact speaks clearly about the result; In 2021, at the national team level, there was no team to score more goals than Canada, 53 goals in 18 games.

In the stampede of Qatar,Maple Leaf’s cast, along with Belgium, Morocco and Croatia, would integrate Group F and clearly, they should be the weakest selection in that key, butNo, Many agree that Herdmann’s aggressive football can compete against push from Europeans, Balkans and Africans and that winning CONCACAF qualification is not like walking through a Prado museum.

And so, thirty-six years later, Canada will be ejected from the world and it certainly will not be a passing adventure; AndThe result of this last World Cup cycle is offer, talent and hard work.

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