The Canadian men’s soccer team may not have a long resume of success, but the national side very well may be on the rise. Canada has qualified for the CONCACAF Gold Cup 14 times — winning the championship twice in 1985 and in 2000 defeating Honduras and Colombia, respectively. Since their last Gold Cup triumph, the Canadians have been regulars in the tournament, qualifying eight consecutive times. Canada earned a bronze at the 2002 championship, beating South Korea in the third-place match.
Canada’s real claim to fame came in 1986 when the country qualified for its first and, still to this day only World Cup. As you can imagine, the Canadians didn’t fare very well after finishing 24th out of 24 teams competing in the tournament. However, it was a milestone moment for a Canadian team that hasn’t been able to get back to the tournament ever since. Former Toronto FC striker Dwayne De Rosario sits at the top of Canada’s all-time scoring leaders with 22 goals in 81 international matches. Current captain Julian de Guzman is the all-time leader with 89 caps.
On the women’s side, the Canadians have performed a lot better over the last 10 years. Led by captain Christine Sinclair, Canada won the 2010 Gold Cup and placed third at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Sinclair will lead the Canadian team into the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August.
Canada National Team Betting Lines Today
Whether it's an international friendly or a CONCACAF competition, it's imperative to keep track of Canada's next opponent.
The Canadians have a light schedule this summer, but things will ramp up in the fall when World Cup qualifiers will be on tap. Be sure to keep track of Canada's next game with this tool, which also provides up-to-date odds.
Keep track of Canada's World Cup schedule using the calendar widget — a helpful tool that will provide the bettor with vital information that will help making wagering decisions easier.
Canada National Team Standings Right Now
Regardless of the competition, expect to see Canada in the bottom half of the table. Keep track of Canada's progress in the 2018 World Cup qualification stage as the country looks to secure its second berth at the tournament in 30 years.
How To Win At Canadian National Team Betting
Canada’s road to the 2018 World Cup will be a difficult one.
Through four qualifying matches so far, the Canadians have one win, one draw and two defeats in Group A action. Their four points put them in a tie for second place — eight behind group leaders Mexico, who are coasting to qualification.
The Canadians have scored just one goal in four matches while they’ve conceded five — something they’ll need to improve on if they stand a chance at advancing to the World Cup.
Canada is major underdogs to even make the tournament, let alone win it all. If they do qualify, Bet365.com has a +100000 line set that Canada will be the 2018 World Cup champions — with only Qatar, Peru, Panama and Kosovo having worse odds.
Needless to say, be careful before betting on the Canadian team, depending on where they are playing and who their opponent will be.
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