Canada Seal CONCACAF Gold Cup Place With Win Against Curaçao
- Canada beat Curaçao 2-0 in a Concacaf Nations League A match
- The win secures Canada a place in the 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup
- Canada’s next test is against Honduras on March 28
Canadian soccer fans were happy to see the men’s national team back in action on March 25 when they took on Curaçao in Concacaf Nations League A match.
This was the first time since their disastrous 2022 Qatar World Cup campaign, that the Canadian men’s national team took the field and they put on a great performance.
Canada Run Through Curaçao 2-0
The Canadian men’s national team flew into Curaçao and played against the home side at the Ergilio Hato Stadium. The conditions were tough for Team Canada as they were playing in 26’C heat and also on artificial turf but it did not take long for team Canada to get used to the run of things.
Canada had control of the ball for long periods of time during the first half of the game and they capitalized on it. Jonathan David struck for Canada in the 23rd minute to give Canada a 1-0 lead and put pressure on Curaçao.
Curaçao tried hard to fight back and even the score but things did not work out for them as their defender Jurien Gaaru received a 2nd yellow card in the 37th minute and Curaçao was reduced to just 10 players.
Canada capitalized quickly as David put in a great pass to Cyle Larin in the 43rd minute and he had no trouble finding the back of the net to give Canada a 2-0 lead. This was the 26th goal that Larin had scored for Team Canada in a total of 59 caps while it was the 23rd goal for David in a total of 39 games.
The win has now given Team Canada a place in the 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup.
Canada Will Now Take On Honduras
Canada’s next challenge will be against Honduras on March 28. Team Canada will feel a lot more comfortable in this game as they will be playing at home at the BMO Field in Toronto and will use the winning momentum from their game against Curaçao to see if they beat the 81st ranked team.
Canada currently sits on top of Group C in the Concacaf Nations League A and are above Honduras based on goal difference.