Canada beats Venezuela on penalties, advances to Copa America semifinals

The semi-final match against Argentina in the group stage

Canada players celebrate their advance to the Copa America semifinals after beating Venezuela on penalties.

Canada defeated Venezuela in a penalty shootout in the quarterfinals of the 2024 Copa America (South American Football Championship) and secured a ticket to the semifinals.

Canada successfully advanced to the semifinals after winning 4-3 on penalties against Venezuela in the quarterfinals held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, USA on the 6th (Korean time) after drawing 1-1.

Canada will face off against defending champion Argentina for a spot in the finals at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on the 10th (Korean time).

Canada had previously lost 0-2 to Argentina in the Group A match, so they will be seeking revenge in the semifinals.

Canada, making their first appearance in the Copa America, was recognized as a dark horse, advancing to the semifinals under the leadership of coach Jesse Marsh, who was mentioned as a candidate to take charge of the South Korean national team.

Canada started out in the first half of the game by using its speed to score goals against Venezuela.

Canada had the first scoring opportunity, but unfortunately it was wasted.

In the 11th minute of the first half, Kyle Larin rushed to the right side of the penalty area towards a ball that was passed in from behind, and Venezuelan goalkeeper Rafael Romo quickly came out and kicked it away.

Canada’s Jonathan Davidson quickly latched onto the loose ball and attempted a long-range shot, but Venezuelan defender Jon Aramburu, who was backing up the goal instead of the goalkeeper, struggled to block the ball.

Canadian striker Larin attempted another shot from the right side of the penalty area, but was again blocked by Aramburu’s physical defense.

Canada, who launched a fierce offensive, finally scored in the 13th minute of the first half.

Jonathan David’s pass from the right side of the penalty area was redirected by Jacob Schaffelberg with his right foot right in front of the goal area and shook the net.

In the 24th minute of the first half, Schaffelberg received a cutback from Richie Leiri who rushed to the right side of the goal area, but his right-footed shot from the front of the penalty area was blocked by the goalkeeper who dove into the air, failing to score a multi-goal.

Venezuela, who finished the first half with a 0-1 tie, attempted to equalize with a powerful offensive at the start of the second half, and finally scored a valuable equalizer in the 19th minute of the second half from captain and ’34-year-old striker’ Salomon Rondon.

Venezuela, who had blocked Canada’s attack, had a defender kick the ball long towards the front, and Rondon, who picked up the ball near the halfway line, saw the Canadian goalkeeper go wide of the goal and scored a stunning equalizer with a right-footed shot from over 30 metres.

The two teams, tied 1-1 after 90 minutes of play, went straight into penalty shootouts without overtime, and Canada had the last laugh.

The penalty shootout was also tight.

Both teams’ 2nd and 4th kickers failed to score, leaving the score tied at 3-3.

The match was decided by the 6th kicker.

While Venezuela’s No. 6 kicker Wilker Angel’s right-footed shot was blocked by the goalkeeper, Canada’s last kicker Ismael Kone’s right-footed shot shook the goal netting, giving them their ‘ticket to the semifinals’ in their arms. 온라인카지노사이트

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