NORTH AMERICA

Canada qualifies for 2019 Gold Cup


Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team have qualified for the 2019 Gold Cup after defeating French Guiana 4-1. They also earned a place in Group A of the 2019-20 CONCACAF Nations League.

The victory was the fifth consecutive international victory for Canada, the second-longest winning streak for the country.

Canada thus finished second in the CONCACAF Nations League Qualifying with 12 points, four wins, 18 goals scored, and just one goal conceded. In those four victories, Canada scored nine goals in home victories in Toronto and Vancouver, the most ever in back-to-back home matches for the Men’s National Team.

Canada’s goals were scored by Junior Hoilett, Lucas Cavallini (two), and Man of the Match Jonathan David. The 19-year old David became the first Canadian teenager to score four goals in his first four international matches.

“I think it was a good performance overall. We dominated the game in my opinion, and got four goals, but we could have scored more," said Player of the Match Jonathan David. "Overall it was a good game and the team played well. This is a very important step because we are in a good spot in the competition and this is a good opportunity for us test ourselves against the best in our region, and play in more competitive matches that will better prepare us for the future."

Canada are two-time CONCACAF champions, having won the CONCACAF Championship in 1985 and the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2000. In winning the 1985 CONCACAF Championship, Canada qualified for the 1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico™; in winning the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup, Canada qualified for the FIFA Confederations Cup Korea/Japan 2001.
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