Guinea earned their maiden World Cup Finals win with a two-goal victory over a Canadian side yet to score at in either of their Finals appearances.
It was Canada who started the brightest and they should have gone in front after quarter of an hour when Ashtone Morgan whipped a ball across the face of goal for Simeon Jackson that came back off the outside of the far post. They continued to press for the remainder of the first half but couldn’t find an opener.
That came five minutes into the second-half from a resurgent Guinea side, with Kevin Constant scoring a fabulous solo effort. Youssof Touré’s goal kick was flicked on in the middle and Constant set-off on his 30 yard run towards goal. Not being closed down, he got to the edge of the box before curling home.
Route one worked for the second goal too, just under twenty minutes later. A throw-in by the corner flag became a long ball upfront for Alhassane Keita to chase and lash past Lars Hirschfield from fifteen yards out.
Canada now have to rely on an unlikely set of results in order to make the last sixteen, a hope that will be extinguished should Netherlands and Norway share the points later today.
FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL 2014 MATCH 24: GROUP E GUINEA 2-0 CANADA Constant 50 Keita 68 Natal
GROUP E P W D L F A GD Pts 1. Netherlands 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 3 2. Norway 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 3 3. Guinea 2 1 0 1 2 4 -2 3 4. Canada 2 0 0 2 0 4 -4 0