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Canada hold second place in the CONCACAF semi-final stage of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Qualifiers, stuck on four points after the third of six matches in Group A. The series continues in four nights in Mexico before the last two matches conclude the round in September 2016.

Following an 0:3 loss to the group leaders on Friday, Canada will face Mexico away on Tuesday night at Estadio Azteca. The 29 March 2016 international match will kick off at 20.30 local, televised nationally in Canada on TSN2 and RDS INFO (22.30 ET / 19.30 PT).

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“We are pleased with the attitude of the players in that they did not stop fighting,” said Benito Floro, Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team Head Coach. “Mexico played very well, but we fought throughout the match.”

Mexico hold the group lead with nine points on three wins. From the 12 remaining CONCACAF nations, they are the only nation with a perfect record in this round. Following a 2:2 draw in San Salvador, El Salvador hold third place in Group A with two points while Honduras sit in last place with just one point.

Two nations from each of three groups will advance to the CONCACAF Final Round, otherwise known as the “Hex”. In Group B, Costa Rica are in first place (seven points, +2 goal difference) ahead of Panama (four points, +1), Jamaica (four points, -1), and Haiti (one point, -2). In Group C, Trinidad and Tobago are in first place (seven points, +3) ahead of Guatemala (six points, +5), USA (four points, +3), and St. Vincent and the Grenadines (no points, -11).

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Canada Soccer has set the record — again — for the largest in-stadia attendance for a Canadian national team event of any sport held in Canada. The new record-setting crowd of 54,798 fans was established on Friday 25 March at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Qualifiers match featuring Canada and Mexico.

The 2016 home international match was played at BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia. It was also the biggest crowd for a BC Place sporting event since the stadium was refurbished in 2011.