03/18/2016 14:48 EDT | Updated 03/19/2017 01:12 EDT

Canada adds Scott Arfield to World Cup roster for upcoming games against Mexico

TORONTO — Canada has called in Burnley midfielder Scott Arfield for its World Cup qualifying matches against Mexico.

The 27-year-old Arfield was born in Scotland but qualifies to play for Canada through his Toronto-born father.

Veterans Julian de Guzman, Atiba Hutchinson and Will Johnson lead Benito Floro's 23-man roster.

And there is youth in the form of 22-year old Doneil Henry, 21-year old Samuel Piette, and 20-year old Cyle Larin.

More than 46,00 tickets have been sold for the March 25 game against Mexico at B.C. Place Stadium. Canada, ranked 87th in the world, then plays No. 22 Mexico again at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City on March 29.

Mexico leads Pool A with six points from two matches. Canada is second with four points while El Salvador has one and Honduras has none.

The top two teams in the pool advance to the final round of qualifying in the region.

After the Mexico series, Canada plays in Honduras and hosts El Salvador to wrap up the round.


The Canadian Press