The Roots of Canada’s Return to the World Cup

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Sports Illustrated

By Greg Bishop The Canadian men’s program waited 36 years to get back to the World Cup, an achievement that can be traced to select moments and people. DOHA, Qatar – Long before he became a national icon, Dwayne De Rosario primarily had access to one sport. His family, which had immigrated from Guyana, lived in a Toronto suburb, far below the tony bluffs that loomed above. They didn’t sleep in one of the large houses with stunning cliffside views of Lake Ontario, didn’t hike on nearby trails or eat at fancy restaurants. They stayed in what’s called Metro Housing, on public assistance, a govern…

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