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Canadian men's soccer team will be armed when it goes to Qatar for World CupThe Canadian men's soccer team is going to the World Cup and it will be armed this November in Qatar, as John Herdman's squad travels with a sword these days.

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Symbolic sword given back to team after being seized by customs in Costa Rica

Neil Davidson · The Canadian Press(Costa Rica Finance Ministry via The Associated Press)

Without the sword, the Canadians saw their 17-game unbeaten streak in CONCACAF qualifying end in a 1-0 loss to Costa Rica. Canada played with 10 men for two-thirds of Thursday's match after midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye was sent off for a second yellow card.

But there was a happy ending.

"We've got it. We got it back. It was in that turf [Saturday]," a happy Herdman said of the sword after Sunday's win, pointing to the BMO Field playing surface.
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The team had kept the existence of the sword to itself. Jason deVos, Canada Soccer's director of development and a member of Herdman's coaching staff, demurred when asked about it Sunday.

"I can't talk about that. You'll have to ask [Herdman]," the former Canada captain said with a chuckle.

Armed with their sword, the Canadians raised their qualifying record over three rounds to 14-1-4 with one game remaining — Wednesday in Panama.

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