News & Such: a chat with CanMNT head coach John Herdman


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By James Sharman.Craig Forrest, Jimmy Brennan, Dan Wong, Jeff Cole, James Sharman, Craig Forrest, Jimmy Brennan, Dan Wong, and Jeff Cole. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Canadian men's national team head coach John Herdman joins James Sharman, Craig Forrest, Jimmy Brennan and Brendan Dunlop for a 40 minute candid conversation about 2022 FIFA World Cup preparations, and life. In a normal World Cup calendar year, the semi-final stage would be taking place right now, but all 32 teams playing in Qatar 2022 are preparing for a winter tournament that creates some brand new logistical challenges that all teams will have to navigate.

Herdman speaks about the pressure he puts on himself to ensure his team is best prepared to face opponents in an environment that will transform from a party to a pressure cooker the second CanMNT kick off against Belgium in Group F on November 23rd in Al Rayyan, how his Olympic and Women's World Cup experiences with the Canadian women's national team have prepared him for his first men's World Cup, and how his players are navigating this unique period in their careers. Jimmy and Craig give Herdman some travel advice as he travels around the country in a retooled caravan and his love of vintage VW Beetle's is discussed at length. Loads of insight from the man that is taking Canada back to the World Cup!

Presenters: James Sharman, Craig Forrest, Jimmy Brennan, Brendan Dunlop and Dan Wong

Voice Over Talent: Jeff Cole

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