Ottawa, Ontario – Canada will face Cuba in a home and away series on June 4 and June 11 following Sunday night’s dramatic victory by Barbados over Cuba in penalty kicks.
Ottawa, Ontario – Canada will face Cuba in a home and away series on June 4 and June 11 following Sunday night’s (May 21) dramatic victory by Barbados over Cuba in penalty kicks. Tied 1-1 after the first leg in Havana (May 7), the second game in Barbados finished 1-1 after regulation, forcing penalties. Barbados netted all five of their attempts while the Cubans only missed one, giving Barbados an automatic berth in the semi-final round of World Cup Qualifying.
Cuba will host Canada on June 4 with the return leg scheduled for June 11 at 7:00 p.m. in Winnipeg. The winner of the series advances to the semi-final round of World Cup Qualifying in Group C with Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago and Panama. Panama earned an automatic berth with a 4-0 win over Nicaragua which left Honduras (expected to advance to Group C) needing to beat Haiti to advance.
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