Pretty tough, but it could have been worse.
That seems to be the general consensus amongst Canadian soccer fans and pundits following Friday’s official draw in Doha for the 2022 FIFA World Cup that placed Canada in Group F alongside Belgium, Croatia and Morocco.
Canada, No. 38 in the current FIFA world rankings, will kick off its World Cup campaign in Qatar against second-ranked Belgium on Nov. 23 before facing No. 16 Croatia four days later. The Canadians will close out Group F play on Dec. 1 versus Morocco (No. 24).
In the latest TFC Republic video blog, I break down Canada's World Cup draw, and explain why being in a group with Belgium and Croatia is a good thing for John Herdman's team.
Watch the video below: