The Canada national football team have a long history in FIFA world cup qualifying, although they have only ever made it to a final tournament once. Canada is a country both divided and united. It has the Queen as its head of state and is a bi-lingual nation. It has both French and English as its official language. In terms of its total area Canada is actually the second biggest country in the world, behind only Russia. It has borders with the United States to the south and the state of Alaska to the north.
The national sports of Canada are Ice Hockey and Lacrosse. The former is possibly what Canada is known internationally for as they have competed at a high level in the Olympics as well as having several National Hockey League teams. Curling is also popular, as well as American influenced sports such as baseball and basketball. Football is a popular spectator sport but that of course is referring to American football. Soccer, as football is known in Canada, has a pretty low reputation in the country with many of their better players playing overseas, some having made it to the Premier League in England.