Canada has officially scored their first goal in a FIFA World Cup. The historic goal came just 68 seconds into the match against 2018 World Cup runners-up Croatia when Bayern Munich defender Alphonso Davies split the Croatian backline to bury a header into the back of the net.

In a fixture already a-light with drama coming by Canada’s manager John Herdman saying before kickoff, “we’re going to go and eff Croatia” before the match, he has made good on his promise.

Canada went scoreless in their only World Cup appearance in 1986, but that drought is now history. Canadians around the world were quick to react to the occasion, none refraining from showing how much the goal meant to them.

If the score stands, Canada will move into the second spot of Group F with three points, but more so, this will mark the country’s first World Cup win ever hopefully with more on the horizon.

Following this match, Canada is set to play Morocco Thursday at Al Thumama Stadium. Meanwhile, Croatia is set to play Belgium Thursday at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium. Those two matches will determine which two teams move out of Group F and onto the knockout round of the 2022 World Cup.

About Mike Gawdzik

A fan of the Red Devils and White Sox, Mike Gawdzik is a high school English teacher by day and a writer by night. He tries to write what he knows, like when he was a drag queen for a day or when he competed in an amateur boxing tournament in South Korea. When reading student essays isn’t enough for him, he’s also the creative nonfiction editor for Flying Island and Sport Literate.