'Canada would never do this at the Euro' - Fans react as Canada set rematch with Argentina in semifinal by beating Venezuela in quarterfinals of Copa America 2024

Football: Canada beat Venezuela in the penalty shootouts to enter the semifinal of the Copa America 2024. They will have a rematch against Argentina next week.

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'Canada would never do this at the Euro' - Fans react as Canada set rematch with Argentina in semifinal by beating Venezuela in quarterfinals of Copa America 2024

'Canada would never do this at the Euro' - Fans react as Canada set rematch with Argentina in semifinal by beating Venezuela in quarterfinals of Copa America 2024 (Source: X)

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Canada has entered the semifinal of the Copa America 2024. The North American team beat Venezuela in the penalty shootouts 4:3 after having a score of 1-1 by the end of full time. They will now face Argentina in the semifinal to earn a spot in the final of the tournament. The match between the two sides turned out to be good.

The defensive play of both sides was good and they did not give enough room for the scorers. The fans from either sides were invested in the match and cheered their side every minute which led to a great spectacle. Canada got the early lead. In the 14th minute of the match, Shaffelburg scored for them. The impressive team held on to the lead in the first half of the match.

While the first half belonged to Canada, Venezuela turned things around in the second half. They were led by Salomon Rondon who netted a terrific goal in the 65th minute of the match. The star striker ran from one end of the goal side and got the ball on his side with just one defended running around him. From a distance of a little ahead of the mid line, Rondon shot a massive kick that bypassed the goalkeeper to occupy the net. Venezuela were back in style.

Underdog story of Canada continues

Till the rest of the restricted time, no goals were scored by either sides. Both teams had their chances but could not convert them to goals. The defense of both sides was brilliant which took the match to not just the extra time but also to the penalty shootouts. It was anyone's game from there, as both sides seemed equally poised. 

In the first five kicks, there was hardly anything to separate. Both teams had managed to claim 3 clean hits and missed two. Hence, there was a second round of penalty. Venezuela failed to score in their attempt. Canada took the opportunity and netted the goal as they won the match through penalty shootouts. It's a massive win for them who weren't one of the favorites to be in the semis.

Here's how the fans reacted to the match -

 

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