A record-setting night for the Canadian men’s national team who destroyed the Cayman Islands 11-0 on Monday (29 March) in their second Concacaf qualifying match for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
The match was record breaking for both sides, as Cayman conceded the most goals ever recorded while the results stands as Canada’s biggest win in the program’s history.
“Of course we are not happy with the scoreline but we are also realistic in terms of the gap between us and them,” said Cayman’s head coach Ben Pugh. “You know, they’re a top team, well over a hundred places above us on the FIFA world rankings.”
The Canadians were up 6-0 at halftime with four players earning their first Canada goals: Frank Sturing, Mark-Anthony Kaye, Alistair Johnston, and David Wotherspoon.
Lucas Cavallini scored an eight-minute hat-trick in the second half, with Alphonso Davies adding insult to injury with a goal deflected off a missed Kaye penalty.
The 11-goal total bests an 8-0 Concacaf Nations League win over the US Virgin Islands in 2018 and leaves the side top of their qualifying group with two wins and a staggering +15 goal differential following a win over Bermuda.
“We can certainly improve and we look to improve with the games in June,” Pugh added.