Copa America 2024 | Strange incident in Canada’s victory over Peru

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Yesterday, Wednesday, the Canadian national team achieved a difficult victory over Peru with an unanswered goal, during the match that was held between them in the second round of the group stage of the 2024 Copa America.

The first half ended in a goalless draw between the two teams after many attempts at goal to score goals.

The incident of the Canada vs. Peru match

Peru’s match against Canada was suspended; Because the assistant referee of the match fainted, in an incident that sparked great controversy on social media.

The strange incident occurred before the end of the first half of the match, specifically in the 45th minute + 4, when the flag referee fell to the ground unconscious, as a result of the heat in Kansas City.

Maxime Crepeau, the Canadian national team goalkeeper, ran towards the assistant referee and signaled to the arena referee that the match should be stopped so that the medical staff could intervene to assist the flag referee.

Canada’s match against Peru was stopped for several minutes, before the assistant referee was taken off the field on a stretcher, before the match resumed again, before the whistle blew for the end of the first half.

In the second half, Miguel Araujo, the Peruvian national team player, received the red card in the 59th minute, and his country completed the match with a numerical disadvantage.

The Canadian national team took advantage of the expulsion that struck its opponent, and scored the only goal of the match in the 74th minute through Jonathan David, ending the match with Canada’s victory over Peru with a score of 1-0.

With this result, the Canadian national team ranked second in the standings of the first group of Copa America 2024 groups with 3 points, while Peru’s balance was frozen at one point, placing it in fourth and final place.

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