Ismaël Koné seals game on penalty kick

Canada's Jonathan David celebrates Friday night's win over Venezuela in the quarterfinals of the 2024 Copa America tournament.

A 1-1 draw through regulation Friday night in Arlington, Texas pushed the Copa America quarterfinal matchup between Venezuela and Canada to penalty kicks.

The teams were even at 3-3 after five attempts each. Following a miss from Venezuela’s Wilker Ángel, Ismaël Koné stepped into the box for Canada with a chance to win the game.

He hesitated slightly before burying the ball in the left corner of the net to advance Canada to the semifinals of the team’s first Copa America.

Friday’s quarterfinal match saw an early goal by Canada’s Jacob Shaffelburg in the 13th minute. The Copa America debutant kept that lead through halftime and into the second half as Venezuela turned up the energy and pressure.

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