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Why World Cup Qualification for Canada Means So Much

30 March 2022

The wait is finally over for the Maple Leafs – for just the second time in their history, and for the first time since 1986, Canada are going to the Men’s World Cup, having topped CONCACAF’s qualifying pool in some style. Canada fan and content creator Aaron Moniz joins us to explain just why this is such a special moment in the country’s history, how it went down, who we should be keeping an eye on, and what it means for Canadian soccer going forward.

Things We Love also has an international feel. Sam kicks us off by singing the praises of the also-qualified Ecuadorians; Dean discusses Captain America Christian Pulisic scoring a hat-trick to pretty much see off the demons of the USMNT’s failed qualification campaign for World Cup 2018; and Jack sings about how nice it is to have an Ireland team that it’s easy to get behind – one which makes you proud to be a fan.

There’s also a Melon of the Week, kindly provided by the higher-ups in this World Cup’s bureaucracy, whilst the Gibberish discusses sources of annoyance and potential solutions to them.