On-pitch news also created a buzz in the Big Apple, with all three member associations having confirmed their places at the FIFA World Cup 2022™ directly through Concacaf qualifying.
Jonathan Osorio helped Canada to their first appearance at the tournament since 1986 and was delighted by the selection of Toronto and Vancouver as he took part in the live show alongside the USA’s Christian Pulisic and Mexico’s Hirving Lozano. “It’s amazing that the World Cup is finally coming to Canada; it’s something as kids it was hard to even dream of,” Osorio enthused. “This will be huge for the growth of the game, similar to what the 1994 FIFA World Cup did for soccerin the USA. It will grow the sport and unite the people.”