Originally posted on jsportsblogger:

This series of articles will celebrate (or laugh at) some of the worst professional sports teams of all time. I will focus on teams within my lifetime so expect the worst from the 1970s to present day. 

Everyone knows that Canada is known for hockey. After all, it is our game. We live it. Breathe it. Feel it. It is the game that Canadians are most passionate about. However, in 1986, Canada did something it has never done before, or since. Qualify for the 1986 World Cup of soccer in Mexico.

Canada’s last fixture was against Honduras in St. John’s Newfoundland. The winner would earn a trip to Mexico. The loser would go home. In a thrilling match, Igor Vrablic tallied home the winner in the 61st minute to give Canada an enthralling 2-1 result, and a berth in the biggest sporting event on the planet.

The Canadians were coached…

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