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2017 Gold Cup, Group Stage 2017
  • Roy Contout (69')
  • Sloan Privat (70')
  • Dejan Jakovic (28')
  • Scott Arfield (45'+2')
  • Alphonso Davies (60', 85')

Alphonso Davies brace takes Canada past French Guiana

Scott Arfield and Patrice Bernier celebrate after a Alphonso Davies goal in Canada's Gold Cup win against French Guiana. AP Images

Canada's teenage sensation Alphonso Davies scored two second-half goals as they won 4-2 against French Guiana to kick off the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup in Harrison, New Jersey, on Friday.

First-half goals from Scott Arfield and Dejan Jakovic had put the Canadians 2-0 up at the break in the Group A match before Davies, 16, took over early in the second half, outpacing two defenders before finishing coolly.

Octavio Zambrano's team looked to be cruising up 3-0, but French Guiana scored twice in succession through Roy Contout and Sloan Privat to set up a tense finish.

But Davies put the game out of reach with his second of the match, slotting home an Anthony Jackson-Hamel pass in the 85th minute to secure all three points.

Canada return to action against Group A favourites Costa Rica on July 11, while French Guiana take on Honduras.

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