The 2021 Concacaf Futsal Championship in Guatemala City, Guatemala returns Wednesday when Canada’s national futsal team faces group favourites Costa Rica in a group stage finale live for free on OneSoccer’s YouTube page at 8pm ET/5pm PT. The Canadians have already clinched a spot in the knockout stages thanks to a dramatic come-from-behind win over Haiti Tuesday night. Canada, coached by Forge FC assistant Kyt Selaidopoulos, were down 2-0 at halftime but stormed back with four straight goals in the last seven minutes of play to book a spot in the quarterfinals. Ian Bennett, Bila Dicko-Raynauld, Safwane Mlah, and Damion Graham found the net and sank the Haitians who were officially eliminated after losing 7-0 to the Costa Ricans on Monday. The winner of Wednesday's Group C finale will play the second-placed side from Group B – which features Panama, Suriname, and Mexico – in the quarterfinal while the loser will face the Group B winner.
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Costa Rica is two-time defending champions of the North American championship and is the most decorated futsal team in Concacaf. Canada, however, shocked the side quite recently. In February 2020, Canada won 2-1 and drew 2-2 in Costa Rica. Current Cavalry FC wideplayer and CPL Under 21 Player of the Year award winner Mo Farsi scored in the first leg. The top four teams from the tournament will advance to the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania later this year. Canada has reached the World Cup once, in 1989, where they failed to advance past the group stage.