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Gold Cup defeat for Godinho's Canada

20th June 2019

Marcus Godinho’s Canada suffered a CONCACAF Gold Cup defeat to Mexico last night.

The Jambos full back, who won his second cap in their opening 4-0 win over Martinique, was an unused substitute as Mexico ran out 3-1 winners in Denver.

Roberto Alvarado gave Mexico the lead five minutes before the break, with Real Betis’ Andres Guardado adding a second nine minutes after the restart.

Lucas Cavallini halved the deficit with 15 minutes remaining to give the Canadians hope, but two minutes later Guardado grabbed his second of the game to kill off the match.

Canada remain second in Group A, ahead of Martinique on goal difference, and face Cuba in their final match on Sunday.

The top two teams advance through to the knockout stage, where Canada could face any one of Costa Rica, Haiti, Bermuda or Nicaragua.