Canada advances to knockout stage of CONCACAF U20 soccer tournament

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TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Canada advanced to the round of 16 at the CONCACAF men's under-20 soccer championship with a 4-0 win over St. Kitts and Nevis on Wednesday.

Tiago Coimbra opened scoring for Canada in the 59th minute, and Matthew Catavolo made it 2-0 in the 65th.

Lowell Wright's 78th-minute goal gave Canada a 3-0 lead, and Mael Henry capped the scoring two minutes later.

Goalkeeper Ben Alexander picked up the clean sheet as Canada outshot St. Kitts and Nevis 30-5, 12-1 on target.

Canada finished third in Group E with four points (1-1-1) behind Cuba and the United States. St. Kitts and Nevis lost all three of its group stage matches and was eliminated from the tournament.

The competition's knockout stage begins Saturday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 22, 2022.

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