Occeans header lifts Canada over host Cuba 1-0
HAVANA (AP) -Olivier Occean's goal gave Canada a 1-0 win over host Cuba to open group play in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying on Friday.
Occean headed in a cross from David Edgar in the 38th minute, beating Cuban goalkeeper Odisney Cooper.
The lead held even after Canada goalie Lars Hirschfeld was sent off in the 63rd for handling the ball outside the box.
Canada and Cuba are the underdogs in Group C, which also features Panama and Honduras.