Canada continues sensational run at Copa América

The Canadians are through to the semifinals after a historic win over Venezuela on Friday night in Texas.

Canada continues sensational run at Copa América
  • Canada 1 (Shaffelburg 13'), Venezuela 1 (Rondón 64’)
  • Canadians hold their nerve in a 4-3 penalty shootout win
  • Canada advances to next Tuesday’s semifinals vs. Argentina 

Canada continues to earn respect and make headlines in its Copa América debut. 

The Canadian men's team is through to the final four of this prestigious international tournament after earning a dramatic 4-3 penalty shootout win over Venezuela in Friday’s quarter-final at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.  

Jacob Shaffelburg scored early in a stupendous man-of-the effort for Canada before Salomón Rondón equalized in the second half. Maxime Crépeau then made two saves in the shootout, while Ismaël Koné scored in the sixth round to secure one of the biggest wins in Canadian men’s team history.  

Canada will meet Argentina in the semifinals on July 9 in East Rutherford, New Jersey in a rematch from the group stage when the World Cup champions earned a 2-0 win over the Reds in Atlanta.