WATCH: Canadian men s soccer team benefits from bizarre own-goal in game against Haiti
|CTVnews 16 Jun 2021 at 20:31|
TORONTO -- Canadas mens soccer team was the beneficiary of one of the strangest goals in the game -- and it helped the team advance to the final stage of World Cup qualifying.
On Tuesday night, Canada was in a scoreless tie with Haiti early in the second half when Haitian goalie Josue Duverger -- who was actually born in Montreal -- misplayed a routine back pass and then missed it a second time before it found the net.
Canada ended up winning the game 3-0 to advance to the final stage of World Cup qualifying for the first time since the lead-up to the 1998 World Cup.
We got a break there, Canadian head coach John Herdman told TSN after the game. It was a tight game, we knew it was going to be an intense, intense affair, but we also knew that we could make it 3-0 score line and that was the prediction and the target.
"The goalkeeper coach came up and said, Look, you re wrecking my six-yard box, Herdman said. We were, to be fair.
With the win, Canada advances to the final stage of World Cup qualifying with seven other teams Mexico, the United States, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama and El Salvador -- vying for three automatic spots in the 2022 World Cup.