Canada did its job with a convincing 4-1 victory over Haiti on Thursday in the Gold Cup.
Kyle Larrain scored twice to give his team a second win in the most number of games in the competition. The Canadians also defeated Martinique 4-1 by raising the curtain.
The group’s top spot will clearly be played on Sunday with a clash against the Americans. They play later in the evening against Martinique, and if they win or get a tie, Canada will be in the quarter-finals.
The Canadians benefited from a discount reduced due to COVID-19 when Haiti had only 14 players available for this meeting.
Stephen Ostaccio provided the controls for the Unifoliate representatives in the fifth minute with a perfectly positioned free kick to the right of goalkeeper Brian Sylvester.
Kyle Larrain doubled his side’s lead on the field in the second half as he finished with good passes in the 51st minute. Stephane Lambezi managed to absorb the ball over Maxime Crepeau after five minutes to close the gap by one goal.
The Canadians regained their crucial two-goal difference when Larren inherited a penalty and didn’t miss his chance. Francois Dulles then received a red card in the penalty area for denying the Canadians a golden opportunity and Junior Howlett put the finishing touches on the penalty.
The top two teams from each group qualify for the Gold Cup quarter-finals.
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