Canada Soccer: Montreal still has to wait for a match
The Canadian men's soccer team's next home game will be played in Toronto, a CONCACAF Nations League duel against Honduras, while Montreal must once again skip their turn.
Canada hasn't played at home since a convincing 4-0 victory over Curacao on June 9 at BC Place in Vancouver. It was in Toronto, in March 2022, that the maple leaf had won its ticket for the World Cup of soccer in Qatar by beating Jamaica by the same score.
The last game of the men in Montreal dates back to June 13, 2017, against Curaçao. Since then, eight games have taken place in Toronto, two in Vancouver and Edmonton, and one in Hamilton.
The refusal of the Quebec metropolis to host matches of the 2026 World Cup may weigh in the balance. Remember that meetings of the prestigious tournament will be held in Toronto and Vancouver, but also in various cities in the United States and Mexico.
In January, the Olympic Stadium was equipped with a new synthetic field “FIFA Quality Pro”, one of five in the country, which may help it host international duels in the future.
In Toronto, it could be a decisive game against Honduras, first-place holders of Group C of the CONCACAF Nations League. Canada have yet to play two games of the group stage, showing a record of one win and one loss.
In these groups of three countries, the top two will qualify for the Gold Cup, but only the top team will advance to the Nations League playoffs.