FIFA Men's World Cup

Here’s All You Need To Know About Where Canada Plans To Host USMNT For January WCQ

The Canadian national team became notorious for its home-field advantage in World Cup qualifying after hosting Costa Rica and Mexico in the frigid cold of Edmonton. The Canada vs USA location for January’s qualifying game will once again have freezing temperatures as the Canucks host the Americans in Hamilton, Ontario.

Canada Vs USA Location For World Cup Qualifier

Date: Jan. 30

38-Year-Old Dani Alves Earns Brazil Recall For Upcoming World Cup Qualifiers

Brazil coach Tite has left out Renan Lodi for their World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Paraguay because the Atlético Madrid full back has not had a full course of COVID-19 vaccines.

"Renan Lodi was excluded from the possibility of being called up due to his non-vaccination," Tite, who recalled Dani Alves and Philippe Coutinho, told reporters on Thursday. "He missed the chance to compete (for a place)."

What Countries Have Qualified For The World Cup? Complete And Updated List

Before expanding to 48 nations for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, the 2022 competition in Qatar represents the final tournament with 32 competing teams and the cutthroat qualifying cycle that comes with it. With just under a year until kick off on Nov. 21, 2022, what countries have qualified for the World Cup?

Including the host nation of Qatar, we already know 13 of the competing teams at the 2022 World Cup, and the remaining 19 spots are going to fill up quickly over the coming months. We’ll keep this list updated and current for your reading pleasure.

Someone Needs To Say It — Qatar’s Stadium 974 Is An Imbecilic Eyesore

The Qatar container stadium for the 2022 World Cup has been receiving a considerable amount of attention online. A plethora of media outlets are oogling over this glorified hunk of metal.

Stadium 974’s exterior is built of recycled shipping containers, 974 to be exact. The stadium seats 40,000 and can be completely taken down and rebuilt in a different location.

Berhalter Reveals 19-Man Training Camp Roster — These 9 Have The Sauce To Make Final WCQ Squad

American fans are dying to see the USMNT January roster that will take on El Salvador, Canada and Honduras in the crucial upcoming World Cup qualifiers. The fixation on the roster is so intense that fans brushed aside defender Aaron Long’s marriage.

USMNT 2021 Lookback — The Rebirth Of Having Hope In The Men’s National Team

In 2021 and soon-to-be 2022, it’s officially cool to believe in the USMNT again. 

The two years after the disaster in Couva against Trinidad and Tobago was a gray, murky time period with nothing to show for it. In 2019 the Americans lost both games against foe Mexico, including the Gold Cup final. Several months later Canada defeated the U.S. in Concacaf Nations League play and it felt like everything was falling apart for this team.

FIFA Gurus Decide USMNT Win Vs. Bosnia Means The U.S. Is Better Than Germany In Rankings

The FIFA rankings are nonsensical 75% of the time and only truly matter for seeding of group stages at the World Cup. Three out of every four years these rankings mean squat, but in 2022 they matter a whole lot. The top seven teams and host get the most favorable seeds during the World Cup draw. FIFA has released the December rankings and the USMNT sits at its highest ranking to end a calendar year since 2005.

The U.S. is ranked No. 11. One spot above Germany.

Complete Calendar For All The Biggest Soccer Events In 2022

Soccer fans have a different circadian rhythm than others. They're up early to see what's going on in Europe, they're in bed late to follow along with Liga MX, they reach an emotional peak on Wednesday afternoons and frequently block off entire month-long periods in the summer for international festivals of footie. It's a delicate balance, but the 2022 soccer tournaments calendar is a disruptive year with the Qatar World Cup falling between Nov. 21 and Dec. 18. 

Here's all the major action between January and December of 2022.  

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