Canada's first test in qualifying is a home and home series with Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (population ~120,000), with the away leg today and the home leg on the 20th.
Should Canada survive this test, we'll move on to a 4 team group, including Mexico, Honduras and likely Jamaica, out of which 2 will move on the final round of regional qualifying, a 6 team group from which the top 3 will automatically qualify, with the 4th place team facing a playoff with the 5th place team from South America. But we don't want to get ahead of ourselves, last time Canada went out feebly at the 4 team group stage, and we first need to beat St.V&G to even get that far.
Wikipedia article on the CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football) qualifying group for the 2010 world cup.
Good luck team Canada - sooner or later (hopefully later), you're going to need it!
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