November 12, 2021 | Kickoff: 09:00PM ET
Men's National Team

Men's National Team

1 - 0

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Edmonton, Alberta | Commonwealth Stadium

Attendance: 58806

  • 83'

    Aaron Suarez
    Orlando Galo

  • 83'

    Celso Borges
    Jose Ortiz

  • Iké Ugbo
    Jonathan David

    83'
  • Jonathan Osorio
    Alphonso Davies

    83'
  • 75'

    Anthony Contreras
    Ricardo Blanco

  • Atiba Hutchinson
    Mark-Anthony Kaye

    72'
  • Alistair Johnston
    Richie Laryea

    72'
  • 71'

    Ricardo Blanco

  • 65'

    Keysher Fuller
    Youstin Salas

  • 65'

    Randall Lael
    Jewison Bennette

  • Cyle Larin
    Liam Millar

    65'
  • Jonathan David

    58'
  • Steven Vitória

    34'
  • 23'

    Jewison Bennette

  • Richie Laryea

    18'

Timeline

Men's National Team
  • KO

    KO

  • 18 ' | Richie Laryea

  • 23 ' | Jewison Bennette

  • 34 ' | Steven Vitória

  • HT

    HT

  • 58 ' | Jonathan David

  • 65 ' | Cyle Larin - Liam Millar

  • 65 ' | Randall Lael - Jewison Bennette

  • 65 ' | Keysher Fuller - Youstin Salas

  • 71 ' | Ricardo Blanco

  • 72 ' | Alistair Johnston - Richie Laryea

  • 72 ' | Atiba Hutchinson - Mark-Anthony Kaye

  • 75 ' | Anthony Contreras - Ricardo Blanco

  • 83 ' | Jonathan Osorio - Alphonso Davies

  • 83 ' | Iké Ugbo - Jonathan David

  • 83 ' | Celso Borges - Jose Ortiz

  • 83 ' | Aaron Suarez - Orlando Galo

  • FT

    FT

Costa Rica

Match Report

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team remained undefeated in the CONCACAF Final Round of FIFA World Cup Qualifying with a 1:0 victory over Costa Rica in Edmonton.

In the 15’ Liam Millar’s burst of pace allowed him to create the space he needed to play a pass into the box and in to the path of Alphonso Davies. Davies’ shot was blocked by a defender. The resulting corner, taken by Stephen Eustaquio, was headed up by a Costa Rican player and ended up hitting the crossbar before going out of play.

In the 30’, Jose Ortiz was able to turn and get a shot away but Milan Borjan could comfortably watch it as it went wide of his goal.

Costa Rica’s best chance of the match came in the 36’ minute with a volleyed effort from distance that was dipping and swerving but Borjan was equal to it and was able to hold on to prevent any rebound.

The teams were tied 0:0 at the half.

Canada started to push forward and create more opportunities early in the second half.

In the 52’, Davies’ in-swinging corner forced the Costa Rican keeper into a save to stop the cross from going directly in.

In the 54’, Mark-Anthony Kaye headed the ball into the penalty area. Tajon Buchanan lined it up and went for the overhead bicycle kick, which he hit cleanly but the shot smashed off the crossbar.

Canada was finally able to break the deadlock in the 58’. Eustaquio played a cross into a dangerous and congested area in the box and the keeper came to claim it but couldn’t hold on. The ball spilled out and Jonathan David was in the right place to pounce on it, and side foot a shot through the crowd and into the net.

In the 61’, a corner kick from Eustaquio found Steven Vitoria but the attempt was saved on the goal line.

In the 79’, a long-range free kick from Davies tested the goalie who made a great save to prevent Canada from doubling the lead.

Ike Ugbo made his Canada Men’s National Team debut, entering the match in the 83’.

In the 89’, it was Sam Adekugbe with some fancy footwork to find his way past two opposing players and then finding Atiba Hutchinson, who then moved the ball quickly to Cyle Larin. Larin tried to cut the ball back to Ugbo who would have had a chance at the wide-open net, but the pass was blocked.

In the 90+4’, Ugbo controlled a bouncing ball brilliantly and was able to get a great shot away from the top of the box, but it went about a yard wide of the net.

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Men's National Team yellow card for Richie Laryea

Richie Laryea

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Costa Rica yellow card for Jewison Bennette

Jewison Bennette

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Men's National Team yellow card for Steven Vitória

Steven Vitória

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Nov 12, 2021 | HT

Halftime

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Men's National Team goal by Jonathan David

1 - 0

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Men's National Team Substitution of Liam Millar by Cyle Larin

Liam Millar

Cyle Larin

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Costa Rica yellow card for Ricardo Blanco

Ricardo Blanco

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Men's National Team Substitution of Richie Laryea by Alistair Johnston

Richie Laryea

Alistair Johnston

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Men's National Team Substitution of Mark-Anthony Kaye by Atiba Hutchinson

Mark-Anthony Kaye

Atiba Hutchinson

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Costa Rica Substitution of Ricardo Blanco by Anthony Contreras

Ricardo Blanco

Anthony Contreras

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Costa Rica Substitution of Jewison Bennette by Randall Lael

Jewison Bennette

Randall Lael

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Costa Rica Substitution of Youstin Salas by Keysher Fuller

Youstin Salas

Keysher Fuller

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Men's National Team Substitution of Alphonso Davies by Jonathan Osorio

Alphonso Davies

Jonathan Osorio

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Men's National Team Substitution of Jonathan David by Iké Ugbo

Jonathan David

Iké Ugbo

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Nov 12, 2021 | 83'

Costa Rica Substitution of Jose Ortiz by Celso Borges

Jose Ortiz

Celso Borges

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Costa Rica Substitution of Orlando Galo by Aaron Suarez

Orlando Galo

Aaron Suarez

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Match ended, final score: 1 - 0

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