Star billing for Arfield in first international start
Scott Arfield made his international bow for Canada in March, coming on as a substitute for Tosaint Ricketts at half time in a World Cup qualifier against Mexico played in Vancouver, and yesterday, in Austria, started for his new found land for the first time in a friendly against Azerbaijan.
The game was played in Rorhbach an der Lafnitz with Arfield, playing alongside former Burnley team mate David Edgar for the first hour, getting an assist and the man of the match award in a 1-1 draw with Canada leading 1-0 with the goal scored by Tesho Akindele.
The ground was reminiscent of some of those the Clarets played at during pre-seasons in Austria in 2004, 2005 and 2007. The stadium used last night has a capacity of 1,000.
Arfield and Edgar weren’t the only English based players in the Canadian team last night; they also included Doneil Henry (West Ham) and Michael Petrasso (QPR) in the startling line up along with Junior Hoilett (QPR), Simeon Jackson (Blackburn) and Marcus Harber (Crewe) who all came on as substitutes.
Canada will play one more game in Austria, this against Uzbekistan next Tuesday in Bad Waltersdorf, before resuming with their World Cup qualifiers in September with games against Honduras and El Salvador.Share this page :