Canada m17 wraps up camp with pair of wins in Panama
Posted on 26 November 2012 in Men's U-17 Team
Canada's men's U-17 team wrapped up a 12-day camp in USA and Panama with a pair of weekend victories in Panama. Canada won 1:0 on Friday and 1:0 on Sunday against Panama in a pair of Men's U-17 International Friendly matches. The 12-day camp ran 15-26 November 2012.
Said Canadian U-17 coach Sean Fleming, "the camp has been positive. It is sometimes very difficult to come into these countries and get wins. Overall this camp has been a step in the right direction as we prepare for our qualifying campaign."
The 2013 CONCACAF Men's Under-17 Championship runs 6-19 April in Ciudad Panama. Both Canada and host Panama have already qualified for the 12-team qualifying event, as have Mexico, USA, Barbados, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. Three more teams will join the CONCACAF field through Central American qualifying in mid December.
From the 12-team CONCACAF Men's Under-17 Championship, only four teams will qualify for the biennial FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013. That 24-team global tournament runs 17 October to 8 November.
As for the Canadian camp in November, it included a match against USA on 18 November (a 1:2 loss) and matches against Panama on 23 November (a 1:0 win) and 25 November (a 1:0 win). Canadian goal scorers in the three matches were Marco-Leonel Dominguez, Mathieu Laurent and Hanson Boakai. Canadian players of thee matches were Elias Roubos, Ian Fernandes and Marco Carducci.
Over the course of the three international matches, coach Fleming was able to feature 21 different players.