Toronto midfielder de Guzman holds hopes for Canadian soccer

Toronto FC star man Julian de Guzman holds high hopes for Canadian soccer after seeing some lesser-likes compete in the World Cup.

Toronto FC star man Julian de Guzman holds high hopes for Canadian soccer after seeing some lesser-likes compete in the World Cup.

The 29-year old Canada international believes his national team can push for a second World Cup berth in the coming years after seeing nations who are at a similar level competing on the world stage.

“Seeing teams like Slovenia, Algeria and North Korea there — teams you could almost categorize as being on the same level we are — I think shows we aren’t that far away,” he told the Toronto Sun.

Canada have only made one other World Cup – in 1986 in Mexico – where they lost all three group stage matches to the Soviet Union, France and Hungary.

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