First-half targets from Cyle Larin and Jonathan David helped World Cup-bound Canada to a snug 2-0 win over match hosts Qatar in a pleasant in Vienna on Friday.
Larin opened the scoring within the fourth minute when he headed house from Sam Adekugbe‘s looping cross earlier than David added one other 9 minutes later, pouncing on a free ball after goalkeeper Saad Al Sheeb had didn’t cope with a cross.
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Qatar employed a deep defensive position and provided little in assault, with Abdulaziz Hatem’s highly effective shot from distance, which was tipped over by Milan Borjan, their finest effort of the opening half.
Canada supervisor John Herdman made wholesale modifications after the break, together with taking off Bayern Munich‘s Alphonso Davies, searching for a 3rd however they had been thwarted by Qatar who might have claimed a late comfort via Karim Boudiaf.
Canada, who final appeared on the World Cup in 1986, play Uruguay in a pleasant on Tuesday and Qatar subsequent face Chile.