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Thursday, February 29, 2024

Fans in Saskatoon are celebrating Canada’s World Cup qualification

Fans in Saskatoon are celebrating Canada's qualification for the World Cup.

Key Takeaways:

  • On Sunday, soccer fans flocked to Sports on Tap in Saskatoon to cheer on Canada’s men’s team in their World Cup qualifier match against Jamaica.
  • Dalen Brueckner, a soccer fan, said the team was “amazing” from the start and that he didn’t think Canada would lose the historic match.
  • Brueckner hopes that the country’s victory will inspire more Saskatoon residents to support the team.

Soccer fans in Saskatoon flocked to Sports on Tap on Sunday to show their support for Canada’s men’s team during their World Cup qualifier match against Jamaica.

Fans brought flags, wigs, and even a drum to the game to make their voices heard every time Canada scored a goal.

In a historic victory, Canada defeated Jamaica 4-0, as the country had not qualified for the World Cup since 1986, 37 years ago.

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Dalen Brueckner, a soccer fan, said the team played “amazing” right from the start and that he wasn’t worried Canada wouldn’t win the historic game.

“I’ve always been a sports fan, and this is one of the most incredible moments I’ve ever witnessed,” Brueckner said.

Brueckner’s support for the soccer team may extend to Qatar; he says he’s been thinking about buying tickets all season as well as wants to see the team play live, calling it a “once in a lifetime” experience.

Fans in Saskatoon are celebrating Canada's qualification for the World Cup.
Fans in Saskatoon are celebrating Canada’s qualification for the World Cup. Image from Daily Hive

According to Garnet Chorney, the game on Sunday is exactly what the country has been waiting for.

“It’s just nice to see the team perform at a level where they can compete with other teams across the continent,” Chorney said. “We can compete with Europe and South America; we’ve reached that point, exciting.”

Brueckner hopes that the country’s victory will encourage more Saskatoon residents to come out and cheer on the team.

“It’s fantastic to see people getting behind Canada soccer,” he said. “I’m hoping that we’ll be seeing large crowds (in Saskatoon) by November, and people will realize how incredible this team is.”

Source: CTV News

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