The Canadian men's national team will play their first match since the 2022 FIFA World Cup on March 28 at Toronto FC's BMO Field for a decisive Concacaf Nations League clash with Honduras, the Federation announced Thursday.
Three days prior to hosting Los Catrachos in their group stage finale, John Herdman's side will visit Curaçao on March 25. Les Rouges are currently second in Group C (three points) but are assured a spot in the Nations League finals if they win both remaining matches.
CanMNT: Remaining CNL games
- March 25: Canada at Curaçao | Ergilio Hato Stadium (Time TBD | OneSoccer)
- March 28: Canada vs. Honduras | BMO Field (Time TBD | OneSoccer)
Despite failing to get past the group stage in the inaugural Concacaf Nations League, Canada are bonafide regional powerhouses after topping World Cup qualifying for Qatar 2022. Herdman's men are also riding a 15-match undefeated home streak, including a record-tying seven-match home winning streak.
At BMO Field, Canada Soccer’s combined national teams boast an 11-match undefeated streak since June 2017, which is also a record. Les Rouges booked their first World Cup trip in 36 years at TFC's home ground, thanks to a resounding 4-0 win over Jamaica in March 2022.
The Concacaf Nations League Finals are set for June 2023 and will consist of semifinals, a third-place match and final. The 2022-23 edition will have no bearing on the Canada potentially qualifying for the 2024 Copa América; six Concacaf guest nations will have to qualify via the 2023-24 Concacaf Nations League.
The 2023 Nations League also serves as a qualifier for the 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup.