Canada

Canada

2nd Group E | 2-1-0
  • Goals For
    12th
    4 GF
  • Assists
    9th
    3 A
  • Shots
    10th
    45 Shots
  • Saves
    24th
    1 SAV
  • Tony Waiters, Blackpool and England goalkeeper who moved to the NASL and managed Canada – obituary
    The Telegraph

    Tony Waiters, Blackpool and England goalkeeper who moved to the NASL and managed Canada – obituary

    Tony Waiters, who has died aged 83, was a footballer who played more than 250 games in goal for Blackpool and five times for England under Alf Ramsey; he later moved to the North American Soccer League, or NASL, managing Vancouver Whitecaps and going on to lead Canada to the 1986 World Cup, their only appearance in the finals tournament. Anthony Keith Waiters was born in Southport, then in Lancashire, on February 1 1937. He played at centre-half as a schoolboy, and it was only while doing National Service that he moved between the posts. In 1957 he signed for the famous amateur side Bishop Auckland of the Northern League, moving to Macclesfield Town, then of the Cheshire County League, after a season. He gained a teaching certificate in Physical Education from Loughborough College, during which time he turned out for the England amateur side.