2015 Pan American Games (Men)

Toronto, Canada

Argentina Argentina, Brazil Brazil, Canada Canada, Chile Chile,
Cuba Cuba, Mexico Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago Trinidad & Tobago, USA USA

Chile v Canada

Pool B

# Info Time Teams Score Status Match Sheet
16 July 2015
8 Pool B 7:00pm Chile CHI - CAN Canada 0 - 1 Official    x 2  

Match Report

In the pool B night match on day two of the men’s competition, Chile and Canada played. Canada had the first shot of the match in the opening minutes, but Chile’s keeper Adrian Henriquez made the save. Canada continued to attack from their right side of the pitch. Each time Chile’s defenders Fernando Binder and Nicolas Renz would regain possession, Canada kept forcing the ball down into their attacking end. In the 11th minute, Chile’s Sebastian Kapsch ran fast on attack to find Jaime Zarhi whose shot went wide of the goal. Late in the first quarter, Chile did a lot of passing around Canada, but with either team unable to take another shot the match remained scoreless after the first fifteen minutes of play.

Both teams came out fired up in the second quarter. Ignacio Gajardo and Nicolas Renz played tough defense to hold off attack by Sukhi Panesar and Devohn Noronha Teixeiera. For the first half of the second quarter both teams kept battling for possession. Despite Canada’s Matthew Sarmento, Matt Guest and Mark Pearson each having received a green card with the last ten minutes of the second quarter Canada kept pressuring in their attacking circle. With Canada unable to execute a penalty corner play in the final minute of the quarter, the match remained scoreless at the halftime break.

The third quarter started with Canada back on attack and Ben Martin and Guest nearly connected for a goal. Chile then had few runs on attack, but Canada’s Adam Froese, Gordon Johnston and Panesar played strong defense to prevent Chile from tying the match. With Canada unable to break through Chile’s defense the match was still scoreless going into the fourth quarter.

Chile and Canada continued to play an intense match in the fourth quarter. Chile’s Andres Fuenzalida broke up a Canadian attacking play in the 48th minute. Canada continued to pressure on attack. In the 53rd minute Canada earned a penalty corner and Scott Tupper sent in his classic drag flick to put Canada ahead. Three minutes later, Canada’s Sarmento nearly increased his teams lead, but just missed a ball right in front of the while diving to touch it. Fuenzalida again came up big on defense to hold off more Canada attack. Chile kept Canada contained in the midfield in the final minutes and as a result the final score was Chile 0, Canada 1.


Team Min # Player Action
Canada 54 4 TUPPER Scott PC


Team Min # Player Type
Canada 20 21 SARMENTO Matthew Green Card
Canada 24 26 GUEST Matt Green Card
Canada 29 19 PEARSON Mark Green Card
Canada 60 5 NORONHA TEIXEIRA Devohn Yellow Card
BRA v MEX (Pool B) ARG v CUB (Pool A)

Final Standings

  1. Argentina
    1. Argentina
  2. Canada
    2. Canada
  3. Chile
    3. Chile
  4. Brazil
    4. Brazil
  5. USA
    5. USA
  6. Mexico
    6. Mexico
  7. Trinidad & Tobago
  8. Cuba
    8. Cuba

Pool Standings

Team GP W D L GD P
Pool A
Argentina  ARG 3 3 0 0 18 9
USA  USA 3 1 1 1 -5 4
Cuba  CUB 3 0 2 1 -1 2
Trinidad & Tobago  TTO 3 0 1 2 -12 1
Team GP W D L GD P
Pool B
Canada  CAN 3 3 0 0 16 9
Chile  CHI 3 2 0 1 2 6
Brazil  BRA 3 1 0 2 -9 3
Mexico  MEX 3 0 0 3 -9 0