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Canucks in Qatar - Episode 8: Canada taken to school by wily Croatia 🎧


'Canucks in Qatar' is a soccer podcast from theScore, tracking Canada's men's national team as it returns to the World Cup for the first time since 1986. From exclusive interviews to in-depth match previews and analysis, our hosts will explore John Herdman's charges from every angle before, during, and after this winter's tournament. Led by superstar Alphonso Davies and a collection of burgeoning young players, Canada's men's team is enjoying a meteoric rise. The World Cup is only the beginning.

John Herdman told his players, and the world, that Canada would take down Croatia. Instead, the wily Croatians taught Herdman's team a harsh lesson, using their experience and technical quality to knock Canada out of the World Cup with a resounding 4-1 result. After such an encouraging performance against Belgium, it was a deflating way to bow out of the competition. How did everything go so wrong after Alphonso Davies' historic goal just 68 seconds into the match? Did Herdman get his tactics and lineup wrong? And did his infamous pre-game comments come back to haunt Canada? Episode 8 answers those questions, and breaks down the defeat from every angle.

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