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Autographed soccer kit comes just in time for N.L. fans to enjoy Canada’s victory 

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Key takeaways: 

  • ‘You can guess my excitement,’ states Faron Penney, who returned an antique to the club earlier fall.
  • Canada Soccer sent Faron Penney two autographed jerseys and a football from this year’s national squad. 

Faron Penney received two signed jerseys and one football: 

Canada Soccer has made right on a commitment to a St. John’s fan to thank him for his benevolence with a part of the club’s history in Newfoundland.

Faron Penney watched Thursday evening’s World Cup qualifying game with a recently received autographed take sent to him by this year’s men’s national squad.

“Previous night’s match was so exciting,” Penney informed CBC News on Friday.  Source –

“It’s exactly where I was expecting they were going to be.… They’re going to make it back to the world this year as a result of all these wins.” Source –

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The signed kit arrives for a fan from the Canadian men’s national team

Canada defeated Honduras 2-0 in San Pedro Sula to mark themselves atop the Confederation of North, Central America, and Caribbean Association Football posts, one point forward of the United States, who they match up against on Sunday in Hamilton.

The leading three teams of the division automatically qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup being played in Qatar in November. Qualifying matches finish in March.

Recent treasures

In late October, Penney returned a bit of history to the club: the first match ball utilized in the 1985 qualifying match against Honduras, played at King George V Park in the east end of St. John’s. 

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