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Costa Rica, Canada reach quarter-finals of Gold Cup

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Frisco (United States) (AFP) – Canada advanced to their first quarter-final since 2009 after playing to a scoreless draw with Honduras in the final Group A match of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament on Friday.

Canada and Honduras moved on to the quarters where they will join Group A winner Costa Rica who advanced with a dominating 3-0 victory over winless French Guiana earlier Friday.

Gold Cup Rewind: Canada, Honduras share points in draw, Costa Rica tops Group A

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The Canadian Men's National Team wasn't able to secure the victory it needed to become the improbable winner of the CONCACAF Gold Cup's Group A, but the Canucks still did enough to finish up the group stage undefeated and brimming with confidence.

Canada and Honduras played to a 0-0 draw at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas on Friday night, which helped Canada secure second place in Group A, behind Costa Rica, which disposed of French Guiana, 3-0, earlier on Friday.

Friday Gold Cup Preview: Canada, Honduras square off

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Now that the ridiculousness of the Florent Malouda situation has ended, the focus of Group A can shift to an intense final matchday at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.

After the French Guiana forfeit became official early Friday morning, Honduras is in prime position to upset Canada's knockout round hopes, while Costa Rica is in great shape to clinch the top position.

Gold Cup Rewind: Canada ties Costa Rica; Honduras, French Guiana level despite controversy

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What should have been a night that celebrated a few heroic results turned into an evening full of controversy at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston.

Canada used a goal from its teenage phenom to challenge Costa Rica, who entered the competition as the favorite to win Group A. But the real drama came in the nightcap, as French Guiana fielded the ineligible Florent Malouda in its starting 11 against Honduras.

Football: Davies tallies again as Canada ties Costa Rica

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Houston (AFP) – Alphonso Davies scored in the first half and Milan Borjan made several brilliant saves as Canada held on for a 1-1 tie with Costa Rica to remain undefeated at the 2017 CONCACAF Golf Cup.

Teenage phenom Davies opened the scoring with his third goal of the tournament in the 26th minute for Canada who are the surprise co-leaders atop Group A after beating French Guiana 4-2 in their opener.

Football: Davies tallies again as Canada ties Costa Rica

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Houston (AFP) – Alphonso Davies scored in the first half and Milan Borjan made several brilliant saves as Canada held on for a 1-1 tie with Costa Rica to remain undefeated at the 2017 CONCACAF Golf Cup.

Teenage phenom Davies opened the scoring with his third goal of the tournament in the 26th minute for Canada who are the surprise co-leaders atop Group A after beating French Guiana 4-2 in their opener.

Davies double as Canada down French Guiana at CONCACAF Gold Cup

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New York (AFP) – Teenage striker Alphonso Davies scored twice as Canada withstood a fightback from minnows French Guiana to open their CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign with a 4-2 victory in Group A on Friday.

Vancouver Whitecaps forward Davies, 16, who was born in a refugee camp in Ghana in 2000 as his family fled fighting in Liberia, finished clinically in the 60th and 85th minutes to give Canada all three points at the Red Bull Arena.

Friday Gold Cup Preview: Honduras clashes with Costa Rica, Canada faces French Guiana

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The CONCACAF Gold Cup officially kicks off on Friday in the shadow of the Big Apple in Harrison, New Jersey. Although some of the excitement for the tournament has been watered down, two of the continent's best teams will take the field at Red Bull Arena with plenty of first-team stars.

Honduras and Costa Rica highlight the night's slate at the home of the New York Red Bulls, but the opening match between French Guiana and Canada could also carry importance, especially with two third-place sides advancing from the group stage to the knockout phase.

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CONCACAF has a French Guiana problem

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If anything could make what turned out to be a scoreless draw that much worse, it's that French Guiana might have made it irrelevant as soon as the whistle blew to start the game. That's CONCACAF's conundrum following French Guiana's use of an ineligible player. Ineligible according to CONCACAF's rules and common sense, but technically not FIFA's.

Former Chelsea winger Malouda to represent French Guiana at Gold Cup

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Former Chelsea and French international winger Florent Malouda will play for French Guiana in the upcoming CONCACAF Gold Cup.

The native of Cayenne, French Guiana is eligible to play for his native country since, as an overseas department of France, French Guiana are a member of CONCACAF, but are not recognized by FIFA.

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Random Great Goals: Rampaging Laurent Monde Scores The ULTIMATE Goalscoring Goalkeeper’s Goal, 1989 (Video)

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As with most Youtube clipsof French Guianaian origin that pre-date 1990, the finer details pertaining to the following footage are a little sketchy.

However, you shouldn't let ourlack of specifics diminish the majesty of the content of the video for the goal it contains...is a MONSTER.

Haiti Qualify for Caribbean Cup

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This past weekend, Peterson Joseph and Haiti clinched themselves a spot in this December's Caribbean Championship, hosted in Antigua and Barbuda. Haiti qualified by finishing at the top of their group, that played in Grenada. Wednesday, Haiti opened the group against Guyana. Joseph played no part in the game, but Haiti was able to win 1-0, putting them in a good position after the first game as Grenada tied French Guiana 1-1.