Canada’s World Cup Hopes Come To An End

Burnaby, BC – Canada’s Men’s World Cup Team were eliminated from the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany following a disappointing 3-1 loss to Costa Rica on Wednesday, October 13th in front of 4,728 spectators at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, British Columbia. Canada began the match in good form as Sandro Grande blasted a 25-yard shot which was blocked over the crossbar by a diving Costa Rican goalkeeper Alvaro Mesen in the third minute. Dwayne de Rosario scored the first goal in the 12th minute with a right footed shot past a diving Mesen into the bottom right corner. Iain Hume almost earned Canada’s second in the 32nd minute after Julian de Guzman sent a long ball to Tomasz Radzinski at the top of the penalty area. Radzinski then headed the ball to Hume who then sent a shot flying over the cross-bar.

Burnaby, BC – Canada’s Men’s World Cup Team were eliminated from the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany following a disappointing 3-1 loss to Costa Rica on Wednesday, October 13th in front of 4,728 spectators at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Canada began the match in good form as Sandro Grande blasted a 25-yard shot which was blocked over the crossbar by a diving Costa Rican goalkeeper Alvaro Mesen in the third minute.

Dwayne de Rosario scored the first goal in the 12th minute with a right footed shot past a diving Mesen into the bottom right corner.

Iain Hume almost earned Canada’s second in the 32nd minute after Julian de Guzman sent a long ball to Tomasz Radzinski at the top of the penalty area. Radzinski then headed the ball to Hume who then sent a shot flying over the cross-bar.

In the second half, Costa Rica earned the equalizer after a header stopped by Onstad rebounded to Paulo Wanchope who then scored in the 49th minute.

Costa Rica’s William Sunsin scored their second after he flicked the ball past Onstad and recovered it for a tap to the back of the net in the 81st minute.

Following a caution given to Mark Watson just outside the penalty area, Costa Rica scored their third on a free-kick taken 22-yards out by Carlos Hernandez.

“It’s a very disappointing loss,” said Head Coach Frank Yallop. “We are now out of the World Cup.”

In the other game of group B, Guatemala defeated Honduras 1:0.

Canada’s next match will take place against Guatemala on November 17th in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Group B – Semi-Final Round 2004 (Three Groups of Four)
Game 1 – August 18tCanada v Guatemalat0:2tVancouver, BC
Game 2 – September 4tCanada v Hondurast1:1tEdmonton, AB
Game 3 – September 8tCosta Rica v Canadat1:0tSan Jose, Costa Rica
Game 4 – October 9 tHonduras v Canadat1:1tHonduras
Game 5 – October 13 tCanada v Costa Ricat1:3tVancouver, BC
Game 6 – November 17tGuatemala v CanadattGuatemala City, Guatemala

The top two in each group will advance to the final stage which consists of a group of six teams.
Match Dates: February 9, March 26/27, March 30, June 4/5, June 8, August 17, September 3/4, September 7, October 8/9 and October 12, 2005.

October 13, 2004 – World Cup Qualifying – Semi-final
Swangard Stadium – Burnaby, BC
Canadatt1(1)
Costa Ricat3(0)
Attendance: 4,728
Goals: Canada- de Rosario (12); Costa Rica – Wanchope (49), Sunsin (81), Hernandez (87)
Cautions: Canada – Grande (9), Watson (85); Costa Rica- Heron (20), Scott (31)
CANADA: 1-Pat Onstad; 3-Ante Jazic (11-Jaime Peters, 76); 4-Mark Watson; 5-Jason deVos; 6-Julian de Guzman; 7-Iain Hume (10-Carlo Corazzin, 57); 8-Daniel Imhof; 9-Tomasz Radzinski; 13-Atiba Hutchinson; 14-Dwayne de Rosario; 16-Sandro Grande (17-Olivier Occean, 69); Head Coach-Frank Yallop
Subs not used: 22-Lars Hirschfeld; 2-Gabriel Gervais; 12-Patrice Bernier; 15-Josh Simpson
COSTA RICA: 1-Alvaro Mesén; 3-Luis Marín (C); 5-Gilberto Martínez; 8-José Luis López; 11-Alonso Solís; 12-Leonardo González; 14-Christian Badilla; 17-Steven Bryce (16-Carlos Hernandez, 69); 20-Pablo Chinchilla; 21-Andy Heron (9-Paulo Wanchope, 30); 22-Eric Scott (19-William Sunsin, 76)
Subs not used: 4-Alexander Castro; 6-Dany Fonseca; 15-Junior Díaz; 18-José F. Porras; 13-Christian Oviedo; 23-Ricardo González

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