Canada Futsal announces roster, playoff preparations
Posted on 21 June 2012 in Futsal Team
Canada's futsal team has announced details and roster for its upcoming pre-qualification camp in Heredia, Costa Rica. The team has selected 14 players for a week-long camp that includes two international matches against host Costa Rica. The Canadian team then travels to Ciudad Guatemala where it will face El Salvador in a two-match playoff series before the 2012 CONCACAF Fustal Championship.
Seven teams have already qualified for the 2012 CONCACAF Futsal Championship, which runs 2-8 July. Either Canada or El Salvador will qualify as the eighth team, joining Guatemala, USA and Panama in Group A. The opposite Group B features Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico and St. Kitts and Nevis. The top-four teams in the competition will qualify for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012.
As part of the preparations, Canada will face Costa Rica on 23 and 24 June in a pair of international matches. Canada's playoff matches against El Salvador are 28 and 29 June in Guatemala.
GK- Roy Blanche | CAN / Brampton City United FC
GK- Vincent Cournoyer | CAN / Université Laval
GK- Joshua Lemos |
D- Daniel Chamale |
D- Bruno Xavier |
D- Alvaro Yaques | CAN / Brampton City United FC
M- Robbie Aristodemo |
M- Ian Bennett | USA / Milwaukee Wave
M- Alex Elliott |
M- Robbie Tice |
P- Steve De Blasio | CAN / Columbus FC
P- Louis-Charles Laliberté | CAN / CSVR
P- Jordan Ongaro | USA / San Diego State University
P- Matthew Rios | CAN / Toronto Croatia