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Dynamo Hondurans advance to Gold Cup quarterfinals with scoreless draw against Canada

Canada booked their spot into the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals for the first time since 2009 and Honduras inched closer to joining them after the teams played to a 0-0 draw in the final match of Group A at Toyota Stadium Friday night.

Canada goes through as the second-place finisher in Group A, while Honduras is currently the top third-place team with five points. The top two third-place finishers advance to the quarterfinals.

Honduras nearly picked up all three points late when second-half substitute Sergio Pena slotted a ball spilled by Milan Borjan, but Steven Vitoria cleared the attempt off the line.

Both teams had scoring chances in the first half, but Marcel de Jong’s 22nd-minute full volley caromed off the post and Alberth Elis' attempt to chest in off a Honduras corner was cleared off the line by Michael Petrasso one minute before halftime.


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Canada (5-3-2, left to right): #18 Milan Borjan (GK) -- #4 Samuel Adekugbe, #17 Marcel de Jong, #19 Steven Vitoria, #3 Manjrekar James, #23 Michael Petrasso -- #20 Patrice Bernier (#21 Jonathan Osorio, 65’), #6 Samuel Piette, #8 Scott Arfield -- #9 Lucas Cavallini, #10 David Junior Hoilett (#12 Alphonso Davies, 73’)

Honduras (4-2-3-1, left to right): #1 Luis Lopez (GK) -- #23 Carlos Sanchez, #3 Maynor Figueroa, #4 Henry Figueroa, #2 Felix Cristiano – #20 Jorge Claros, #8 Alfredo Mejia (#13 Sergio Pena, 79’), #7 Carlos Discua (Boniek Garcia, 65’) -- #12 Romell Quioto, #16 Ovidio Lanza, #17 Alberth Elis