CanMNT Roster: Best Canadians in the FIFA World Cup 2022 player pool

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The CanMNT have been very impressive in the ongoing World Cup Qualifiers in North and Central America with no losses recorded in a whopping 11 games thus far. 

It appears they are enjoying one of their best moments in Canadian football history and have put themselves in very good stead to qualify for Qatar 2022 which has been scheduled to hold in November.

They’ve already beaten continental heavyweights like Canada and the United States and have not dropped a point in their last games. They’ve won 7, drawn 4, and have opened a 4 points gap between them and the second-placed United States and third-placed Mexico in the qualifying log.

The Canadian men’s soccer team have been very formidable in recent times and should be in Qatar going by their recent performances. They’ve played a part in just 1 World Cup tournament thus far and a second is almost a reality.

Therefore, one would be tempted to ask; Who are the Canadian players in the current pool for the Qatar 2022 World Cup set for November this year? 

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Their top performers in the qualifiers have been Cyle Larin, Sam Adekugbe, Alphonso Davies, Jonathan David, and Jonathan Osorio. These aforementioned players should make the list for the tournament. 

Top players in CanMNT Roster for FIFA World Cup in Qatar

1. Maxime Crépeau

(Los Angeles, Goalkeeper)

2. Milan Borjan

(Red Star Belgrade, Goalkeeper)

3. Jayson Leutwiler

(Oldham Athletic, Goalkeeper)

4 . Kamal Miller

(CF Montréal, Centre-Back)

5. Doneil Henry

(Unattached, Centre-Back)

6. Scott Kennedy

(SSV Jahn Regensburg, Centre-Back)

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7. Derek Cornelius

(Panetolikos GFS, Centre-Back)

8. Steven Vitória

(Moreirense, Centre-Back)

9. Sam Adekugbe

(Hatayspor, Left-Back)

10. Cristián Gutiérrez

(Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Left-Back)

11. Richie Laryea

(Nottingham Forest, Right-Back)

12. Alistair Johnston

(Montréal, Right-Back)

13. Stephen Eustaquio

(FC Porto, Defensive Midfield)

13. Samuel Piette

(CF Montréal, Defensive Midfield)

14. Liam Fraser

(KMSK Deinze, Defensive Midfield)

15. Mark-Anthony Kaye

(Colorado Rapids, Central Midfield)

16. Jonathan Osorio

(Toronto FC, Central Midfield)

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17. Atiba Hutchinson Atiba

(Besiktas JK, Central Midfield)

18. Cyle Larin

(Besiktas JK, Left Winger)

18. Liam Millar

(FC Basel, Left Winger)

19. Junior Hoilett

(Reading FC, Left Winger)

20. Tajon Buchanan

(Club Brugge KV, Right Winger)

21. Jonathan David

(LOSC Lille, Centre-Forward)

20. Iké Ugbo

(ESTAC Troyes, Centre-Back)

21. Lucas Cavallini

(Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Centre-Forward)

22. Alphonso Davies

(Bayern Munich, Defender)

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Best Canadian soccer players right now

Meanwhile, find below a breakdown of the best Canadian soccer players right now.

Alphonso Davies

Alphonso Davies has established himself as undoubtedly one of the best Canadian soccer players abroad and has also established himself as a mainstay at Bayern Munich. 

The player’s versatility is also one factor that has made him stand out at the Allianz Arena and in Europe. He can be deployed as a winger, left-back, or as a forward and made his debut for the Canadian Men’s National Team in 2017.

Jonathan David

Jonathan David is another Canadian soccer player whose fame in Europe is rising. He plays as a forward for Ligue 1’s current defending champions Lille after they edged favorites Paris Saint-Germain to the domestic title last season.

He has improved tremendously and has been consistent in hitting the back of the net for the Ligue 1 outfit. He played a major role in Lille’s progression to the knockout stages of the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League where they’ll face defending champions Chelsea. That is one game that will see him more attention.

Cyle Larin

Cyle Larin is one of the key men at Besiktas and has 7 goals in 25 appearances for the Turkish outfit in all competitions this season.

The aforementioned duo is just part of the best Canadian soccer players right now who will be looking to make it in Qatar 2022 if they seal their place in the tournament.