Canada Soccer's Men's National Team competes in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers across each four-year cycle, with Canada looking ahead to qualification for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™. The Men's National Team Program is led by head coach Octavio Zambrano, who since his introduction in March 2017 has featured a blend of experience and youth to ensure positive results at the international level.
In 2017, Canada posted an international record of four wins, three draws, and two losses, including a quarter-final finish at the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup. At home, Canada strives to play good football while showcasing passion for the game in front of their 12th man, the #CanadaRED supporters. In 2017, those fans had a positive impact on the players as they won at home 2:1 in June and then 2:0 in September.
In 2018, Canada will also participate in the new CONCACAF League of Nations, the new national teams competition platform created to maximize the match dates presented with the FIFA international calendar. The League of Nations has been created to provide an avenue for more meaningful and quality international soccer matches while uniting the CONCACAF region through competition.
Canada are two-time CONCACAF champions, having won the CONCACAF Championship in 1985 and the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2000. In winning the 1985 CONCACAF Championship, Canada qualified for the 1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico™; in winning the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup, Canada qualified for the FIFA Confederations Cup Korea/Japan 2001.
Canada Soccer's Men's National Youth Teams, meanwhile, have won two CONCACAF titles: both the 1986 and 1996 CONCACAF Men's Youth Championships. Canada have qualified for eight editions of the FIFA U-20 World Cup and six editions of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.