GEORGE Town, Cayman Islands.- Cuba is hoping things will go differently when it hosts Canada on Tuesday in Concacaf Nations League A Group A play.
The game is set to take place at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex at George Town, Cayman Islands, as Cuba’s home venue in Havana continued to undergo renovations.
The teams met Saturday, with Canada notching a 6-0 victory thanks to a hat trick from Junior Hoilett and a goal each from Jonathan David, Jonathan Osorio and Doneil Henry.
That followed on from the previous meeting between the teams, when David had a hat trick as did Lucas Cavallini in a 7-0 win in the Gold Cup group stage. All told, Canada has won the last five meetings with a combined score of 19-1 in that time.
Cavallini was replaced on the roster for this window, but it seems Canada won’t have much difficulty finding goals in this camp. Forward Tesho Akindele and midfielder Will Johnson are among the players who weren’t in action the first leg who might get a run-out in the second leg.
Cuba manager Pablo Elier Sanchez is expected to stay mostly with the same 11 from Saturday, and he’ll likely rely on veteran goalkeeper Sandy Sanchez, forward Maykel Reyes and midfielder Andy Baquero once again as Cuba looks to turn the tide.
Match Official Cuba vs. CAN
R: ESCOBAR TOCA, MARIO ALBERTO (GUA)
AR1: PANJOJ CHITAY, HUMBERTO NOEL (GUA)
AR2: DIAZ, MARVIN DANIEL (GUA)
4th Official: PARCHMENT, DANEON ESTRADO (JAM)