Canada's 0-0 draw against U.S. shows promise for World Cup qualifier
June 4, 2012
Canada's national football team recently went up against the U.S. in a game that ended in a 0-0 draw. The exhibition game was held on Sunday, just a few days before Canada will head to Havana to take on the Cuban team in their first World Cup qualifying match, according to The Province. Since the game was a friendly competition, both teams used it to hone their skills.
"It's a preparation game for Cuba," Canadian head coach Stephen Hart told The Toronto Sun. "We want to be totally focused on going away from home and playing Cuba. The players deep down want to come out and perform... but we have to be realistic. We're going to focus on our tactical approach."
The Canadian team played well against the U.S., and Hart told The Province he thought his team was organized and defensively strong. When the team goes up against Cuba, Hart has hinted he will focus on strengthening his defensive lineup. According to the Sun, this will likely consist of David Edgar, Kevin McKenna, Andre Hainault and Ante Jazic.