Canada carry a slim one-goal lead into the second leg of their CONCACAF Nations League quarterfinal matchup against Jamaica on Tuesday.
Les Rouges got a dramatic 86th minute winner from Stephen Eustaquio to emerge from Kingston with a 2-1 aggregate advantage – but the job is far from done as they return home to Toronto.
Despite a host of injuries to attacking players, Jamaica put up a real fight across the 90 minutes last week, bagging a Shamar Nicholson equalizer early in the second half to cancel out the opener from Canada talisman Jonathan David. Yet they were downed late in the game and must carry on without the likes of Michail Antonio, who suffered a torn ACL early in Friday’s first leg.
The winner of the aggregate matchup not only advances to the Nations League semifinals, but also secures automatic qualification to next summer’s Copa America in the United States, while the defeated side must contest a one-game playoff with another quarterfinal loser to reach the massive 2024 competition.
Canada vs Jamaica live stream, TV channel
English language broadcasts of the entire CONCACAF Nations League, with the exception of USMNT matches, can be found in the United States exclusively on CBS streaming service Paramount+.
In Canada, the match can be found on OneSoccer, which is available to stream on Fubo.
What time does Canada vs Jamaica kick off?
This CONCACAF Nations League quarterfinal second leg at BMO Stadium kicks off on Tuesday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m. local time in Toronto.
Here’s how that time translates across the North American regions:
|Eastern Time||7:30 p.m.|
|Central Time||6:30 p.m.|
|Mountain Time||5:30 p.m.|
|Pacific Time||4:30 p.m.|
Canada vs Jamaica projected lineups & team news
Canada interim head coach Mauro Biello deployed a 4-4-2 against Jamaica in the first leg on the road, but expect him to bring back their more-utilized three-defender system. That would allow them to rotate Kamal Miller out, who picked up a yellow card in the first leg, keeping him safe for the semifinals.
In would step Alistair Johnston and Derek Cornelius, with Steven Vitoria retained alongside them.
The only injury absence for Canada at the moment is striker Lucas Cavallini, who withdrew from the squad prior to the two matches, replaced by Jacen Russell-Rowe.
Canada projected starting lineup (3-5-2): Borjan (GK) — Cornelius, Vitoria, Johnston — Laryea, Eustaquio, Kone, Kaye, Davies — David, Larin.
Jamaica saw star striker Michail Antonio go down with a gutting ACL injury in the first leg, and he now begins a lengthy rehab process. West Ham are reportedly furious about how it was handled, angered by both the conditions of the pitch in Jamaica and the fact he played another 10 minutes after sustaining the injury.
Antonio was replaced by Salernitana striker Trivante Stewart, but he struggled and was himself withdrawn in the 81st minute. Demarai Gray could step in, but he himself is struggling for fitness, and while he remains with the team he was not part of the first leg matchday squad. Another option is Colorado Switchbacks forward Romario Williams, who scored 15 goals in 29 USL Championship matches this season.
Other injuries for Jamaica to contend with include Cory Burke and Amari’i Bell, who both miss out on this international window.
Jamaica projected starting lineup (4-3-3): Blake (GK) — Leigh, Bernard, Pinnock, Lembikisa — Latibeaudiere, D. Johnson, Bailey — Reid, Nicholson, R. Williams.
Canada vs Jamaica betting odds & lines
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