Canada defeats Aruba 7-0 in World Cup qualifier
Lucas Cavallini scored twice and Alphonso Davies, Cyle Larin and Jonathan David added late-game goals to lead Canada to Aruba 7-0 in a World Cup qualifier on Saturday night, setting up a clash. against Suriname for a place in the second round.
In a misplaced game at the IMG Academy, Canada coach John Herdman rested his front row players for Tuesday’s game against Suriname in Bridgeview, Illinois.
Canada no.70 (3-0 with a goal difference of plus-22) need only draw Suriname no.136 (3-0 and plus-15) to win Group B and advance to the second round on June 12 and 15 against the Winner of group E, Nicaragua, Haiti or Belize.
The winner of the second round advances to the eight-team final tournament of the North, Central America and Caribbean region, which includes the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras and Jamaica.
Cavallini scored in the 17th minute, Junior Hoilett doubled the lead with a penalty in the 20th and Cavallini scored the third goal in the second minute of added time, Zachary Brault-Guillard scored 4-0 in the 49th.
Davies and David came on in the 66th minute, Canada ahead 4-0 against 205th Aruba. Larin and Milan Borjan did not take the start either.
David and Davies combined Canada’s fifth goal in the 78th minute with game provider David, 21, kicking the ball over to Davies, 20, whose powerful shot from a tight angle escaped a defender en route to the goal. . It was Davies’ eighth goal in 20 games for Canada.
Larin, who entered in the 72nd minute, completed a pass from David in the 87th for his 13th goal for Canada after a turnaround from goalie Eric Abdul. David scored two minutes later, dancing through the defense before registering a left-footed shot for his 12th goal in 13 games.