Canada faces Suriname in Friday group finale at CONCACAF Men's Under-17 Championship
Posted on 27 April 2017 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-17
Canada will wrap up their group phase at the 2017 CONCACAF Men's Under-17 Championship when they face Suriname on Friday at the Estadio Maracaná Panama. Canada are looking for a positive result after a pair of slim losses in Panama.
The 28 April finale will be broadcast on CONCACAF's Youtube channel at 18.30 ET / 15.30 PT. Canada Soccer will provide in-match coverage from Estadio Maracaná Panama via Canada Soccer's digital channels including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Flickr.
"You want to continue to develop, play proper football, win matches and learn how to win matches," said Paul Stalteri, Canada Soccer's Men's National U-17 Team Coach. "It's another good game in which the players can gain more experience learning how to play in this international environment."
Canada will have Antonio Rocco Romeo back in the lineup after the centre back served a one-match suspension for his red card in the opening match. Canada have also added fullback Terique Mohammed to the lineup, who arrived in Panama after being cleared to play on Wednesday.
"I am excited to be here because we are looking to finish strong and show what we can do," said Terique Mohammed. "I missed the boys, so it's good be back training."
The CONCACAF Men's Under-17 Championship provides an important opportunity for player development along the Canada Soccer Pathway. The Canadian program aims to develop players that are adaptable to play against any opponent while also expanding the players' knowledge of CONCACAF environments and opponents.
Canada Soccer’s Men’s EXCEL Program channels our nation’s exceptional players into the best soccer environments. The Canada Soccer Pathway works in collaboration with our provincial and territorial partners as well as the professional clubs and academies. For Canada’s elite players, the program emphasizes player development on the pathway to representing Canada’s Men’s National Team in international soccer.
As these players develop through the Canadian program, the 2000-born players are also eligible for the upcoming CONCACAF and FIFA U-20 competitions in 2019 as well as the Olympic U-23 cycle through 2020.
SUMMER OF SOCCER IN CANADA
This summer, Canada Soccer's National Teams will play in Winnipeg, Toronto and Montréal from 8-13 June. The Women's National Team will face Costa Rica on 8 June at Investors Group Field and 11 June at BMO Field before the Men's National Team, in their send-off match before the CONCACAF Gold Cup, face Curaçao on 13 June at Stade Saputo.
For complete ticket and event information, fans can visit canadasoccer.com/tickets.