Canada selects 21 for the FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013
Posted on 3 October 2013 in FIFA U-17 World Cup
Canada has announced its roster for the FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013. The 21-player roster will represent Canada from 17 October to 8 November in the 14th edition of the biennial competition.
Canada is one of 24 teams competing in the final competition, having qualified as one of four CONCACAF nations back in April. In the group phase of UAE 2013, Canada will face Austria on 19 October, Iran on 22 October, and Argentina on 25 October. Canada’s three group matches will all be played in Dubai.
“I have belief in our team,” said Canadian U-17 coach Sean Fleming. “The commitment and dedication from the boys has been fantastic.”
Ahead of the competition, Canada will train in UAE from 5-14 October. Along with the 21-player squad, Canada will carry three alternates in the pre-competition camp in case of injuries.
Of note, 16 of the 21 players have benefitted from more than 75 days in Canadian youth program activity. All 21 players are attached to clubs, be it in Canada, USA, England or France.
The four established Canadian professional clubs – Vancouver Whitecaps FC, FC Edmonton, Toronto FC and Impact Montréal – are all represented in the Canadian squad.
The FIFA U-17 World Cup is an important step in player development en route to Canada’s national “A” squad. This marks Canada’s second consecutive appearance at the tournament.
GK- Marco Carducci | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
GK- Christian Kaiswatum | CAN / Edmonton FC Academy
GK- Daniel Milton | ENG / Blackpool FC
CB- Alex Comsia | Unattached / sans club
CB- Mathieu Laurent | CAN / Mississauga
CB- Elias Roubos | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
FB- Kevon Black | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
FB- Eric Davies | USA / FC Dallas Academy
FB- Aron Mkungilwa | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
M- Hanson Boakai | CAN / FC Edmonton
M- Adam Bouchard | URU / Defensor Sporting Club
M- Marco Bustos | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
M- Mikaël Cantave | FRA / Union Sportive de la Jeanne d’Arc
M- Matthew Chow | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
M- Marco-Leonel Dominguez | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
M- Kianz Gonzales-Froese | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
M- Jordan Haynes | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
M- Jose Lopez | CAN / FC Edmonton Reserves
M- Ali Musse | CAN / WSA North Stars
M- Derick Sequeira | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
M- Nevello Yoseke | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
F- Andrew Gordon | CAN / Woodbridge Strikers
F- Jordan Hamilton | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
F- El Mehdi Ibn Brahim | CAN / Braves d'Ahuntsic