Sportsnet to broadcast 13 of Canada’s World Cup qualifying matches


Canada's David Wotherspoon (8) celebrates his goal with Alphonso Davies (19) as Cayman Islands goalkeeper Albertini Holness, left, and Ackeem Hyde (3) react during the first half of a World Cup 2022 Group B qualifying soccer match Monday, March 29, 2021, in Bradenton, Fla. (Mike Carlson/AP)

The final stretch of Canada’s road to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar is on Sportsnet.

Sportsnet is carrying 13 of the country’s 14 matches through March 2022 in the so-called Octagonal as part of the last round of Concacaf World Cup qualifying.

The top three teams will book their ticket to Qatar, while the fourth-place team will have another shot to gain entry via an intercontinental playoff in June 2022.

Canada’s attempt to make its return — and second-ever appearance — to the World Cup since 1986 begins at BMO Field against Honduras on Sept. 2. Toronto will also host the Canadian men’s matches vs. El Salvador on Sept. 8 and Panama on Oct. 13.

Here’s a full breakdown of Sportsnet’s broadcast schedule of the qualifying games, with all times Eastern:

Sept. 2: Canada vs. Honduras, 8 p.m., Sportsnet
Sept. 8: Canada vs. El Salvador, 7:30 p.m., Sportsnet ONE
Oct. 7: Mexico vs. Canada, TBD
Oct. 10: Jamaica vs. Canada, TBD
Oct. 13: Canada vs. Panama, TBD
Nov. 12: Canada vs. Costa Rica, TBD
Nov. 16: Canada vs. Mexico, TBD
Jan. 27: Honduras vs. Canada, TBD
Jan. 30: Canada vs. United States, TBD
Feb. 2: El Salvador vs. Canada, TBD
March 24: Costa Rica vs. Canada, TBD
March 27: Canada vs. Jamaica, TBD
March 30: Panama vs. Canada, TBD


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