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Canada beat Trinidad and Tobago and joined Argentina's Copa America squad

Goals were scored by Sil Larin and Jacob Schavelborg in the 16th and 45th minutes of the second half. Canada Won 2-0 over Trinidad and Tobago In the CONCACAF qualifiers held in Frisco, Texas, they were able to qualify to play in the Copa America, where they would join Group A that already included Argentina, Chile and Peru.

The CONCACAF team will face Scalonetta in the opening match of the tournament next June 20, in its first match to defend the title it won in the last edition. The other representative of this federation is Costa Rica, which defeated Honduras and advanced to Group D, alongside Brazil, Colombia and Paraguay.

The team, led by Alphonso Davies, the Canadian from Bayern Munich, continues to make progress after competing in the World Cup finals for the first time in 36 years in Qatar in 2022 and reaching the final of the CONCACAF Nations League in 2023.

Kyle Larin, who scored the first goal in the victory that confirmed their victory in the most important national team competition in the world, said: β€œThis means a lot to us as a team, and I am happy to score the goal and qualify for the Copa America.” Continent.

He said: β€œIt was a good performance by the players. We knew it would be difficult to beat them, but we stuck to the game, stayed united and got the win.” The Spanish Mallorca striker capped off the Canadian attack with a perfect cross shot.

In stoppage time, substitute Jacob Schavelborg, a winger for MLS Nashville club, sealed the deal by completing a counterattack with a powerful left-foot shot.

This way, Canada will be the first challenger to Lionel Messi's Argentina in Atlanta when the opening match of the Copa America takes place, a competition that will be played in the United States until the final on July 14 in Miami, Florida.

This year's CONMEBOL tournament was expanded to include six CONCACAF teams, of which the United States, Mexico, Panama and Jamaica have already qualified.

Gustavo Alfaro, Costa Rica's coach, shouts at Ugalde. Photo: AP

Ticos Alfaro too

Costa Rica, led by Gustavo Alfaro, also qualified for the Copa America, after a resounding 3-1 victory over Honduras, in the CONCACAF qualifiers, for a place in the continental championship. Honduran Michael Chirinos put his team ahead, but the Ticos turned the result around.

The goals came from Orlando Gallo, Warren Madrigal and Jefferson Brenes and gave them the victory in the tournament in which they will play their first match against Brazil and in which Colombia and Paraguay will be their next opponents.

The second half began with a great effort by the Honduran team in search of the winning goal, while the Costa Rica team withstood the pressure and regained control of the course of the game. But in the 12th minute, Madrigal shot a powerful shot with his right foot that hit the ball in the corner. With a defender deflected after a shot from outside the Berenice area, Alvaro qualified for the Copa America.

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