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Canada’s Beach Soccer Team wraps up qualifiers tournament

Posted on 13 May 2013 in Beach Soccer Team

Rome-Gosselin leads way with five goals. More

Canada’s Beach Soccer Team set for qualifying in Bahamas

Posted on 2 May 2013 in Beach Soccer Team

Canada looking to qualify for FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Tahiti. More

Canada in Group A at CONCACAF Beach Soccer

Posted on 24 November 2010 in Beach Soccer Team

Canada has been drawn into Group A of the 2010 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship. Canada will face El Salvador, Mexico and Jamaica in group action while USA, Costa Rica, Bahamas and Guatemala will do battle in the opposite group. The 2010 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship runs 1-5 December in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and will be streamed live on CONCACAF TV. More

Canada returns from Beach Soccer tournament

Posted on 22 June 2009 in Beach Soccer Team

Canada's beach soccer team has returned home from the 2009 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Tournament in Puerto Vallerta, Mexico. Canada finished fifth after a 4:3 win over Bahamas in the placement match on 20 June.

"After being defeated by the home team Mexico 10:0, Canada found a way to regroup and push the CONCACAF Champions
El Salvador to the limit and a close 6:8 loss," said coach Ross Ongaro. "We then defeated Bahamas 4:3 on a penalty late in the game." More

Canada reconfirms roster for CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship

Posted on 11 June 2009 in Beach Soccer Team

Canada has reconfirmed its roster for the upcoming CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Coach Ross Ongaro has named 11 players for the six-team tournament which runs 17-21 June. The confederation championship will send two teams to the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Dubai 2009.

Canada had announced its roster back in April for what was originally scheduled to be a 29 April to 3 May championship. The tournament, however, was postponed due to concerns of the swine flu in Mexico. The new roster features three changes: Marco Terminesi, Kyriakos Selaidopoulos and Jocelyn Roy have been replaced by Paul Dhaliwal, Jason Miniaci and Darko Kolic. Giuliano Oliveiro was a late deletion because of an injury. More

Beach Soccer squad in training

Posted on 26 April 2009 in Beach Soccer Team

Members of Canada's beach soccer team were amongst those in attendance at Estadio Caliente this Saturday at the 2009 CONCACAF Men's Under-17 Championship. The beach soccer team drove down from neighbouring San Diego, USA to Tijuana, Mexico to cheer on the Canadian U-17 team. Canada's U-17 team was one of eight teams participating in the confederation championship.

Canada's beach soccer team will get its turn this week at the 2009 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship. The six-team tournament takes place in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico from 29 April to 3 May. Only two teams will qualify for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Dubai 2009. More

Brazil rule the world

Posted on 27 July 2008 in Beach Soccer Team

Brazil beat Italy 5-3 in the Marseille 2008 final to claim their third successive FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup crown. Bruno and Sidney scored doubles apiece, and Andre was also on target for the Seleção as they provided an enthralling climax to a memorable tournament on Prado beach.

Brazil kicked off the game as the favourites, but it was Italy who had the game's first opening. Receiving the ball with his back to goal, Massimiliano Esposito flicked it up and produced an overhead-kick, which dropped to safety off the crossbar.
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FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup underway

Posted on 2 November 2007 in Beach Soccer Team

The FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup got underway today in Rio de Janeiro with four opening-day matches. Russia tied Mé xico for a 2:2 draw, Brasil won 11:2 over the Solomon Islands, Iran tied Portugal for a 3:3 draw, and Spain (España) doubled the United States 8:4. M éxico and Portugal were both winners in the penalty shootout.

On Saturday, Italia plays Uruguay, Japan plays Senegal, Nigeria plays Argentina, and the United Arab Emirates play France.
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Canada's fortune at Beach Soccer World Cup comes to an end

Posted on 9 November 2006 in Beach Soccer Team

In front of thousands of enthusiastic Brazilian fans, Canada's beach soccer team faced an experienced and talented Brazil earlier today in the Quarter Finals of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil ended Canada's impressive run for the title with a 12:1 victory over the Canucks.

Canada has surpassed expectations and answered all critics during this tournament, especially when the red and white defeated European champions, Spain on Tuesday to move on to today's Quarter Final match against Brazil. More

Canada off to the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup

Posted on 30 October 2006 in Beach Soccer Team

Ottawa, Ontario - Canada's Men's National Beach Soccer team coached by Ross Ongaro will travel today to take part in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2006 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from November 2-12, 2006.

Ongaro's 12-player roster is well represented by the Edmonton area with nine players. Greg Bonar and Paul Dhaliwal are the two goalkeepers, Kurt Bosch and Angelo Sestito are in defence, and in the midfield are Ian Diaz, Chris Lemire and Jason Miniaci. Up front are forwards Eric Munoz and Sipho Sibiya. More

Canada advances to the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2006!!!

Posted on 17 September 2006 in Beach Soccer Team

Canada advances to the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2006

Canada's Men's National Beach Soccer team scored an historic 6:4 victory against host Costa Rica on Saturday to qualify for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2006.

After heavy rains hit the venue of Punta Leona, Costa Rica over night Friday, making the pitch unplayable, Saturday's encounters at the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship were moved to Playa Jaco, Costa Rica.

Two goals by Canadian beach star Kyriakos Selaidopoulos and four more from Ian Carlos Diaz, Damir Deco Jesic, Sipho Sibiya and Kyle Yamada helped Canada to a 6:4 victory over the mighty favorite Costa Rican Ticos. More

Canada set to play in CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship

Posted on 12 September 2006 in Beach Soccer Team

Canada's Men's Beach Soccer Team competes to earn a birth to the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2006

Canada's Men's Beach Soccer Team is set to compete in the inaugural CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship beginning tomorrow against the United States in Puntarenas, Costa Rica.

The Championship consists of five teams – Canada, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Mexico and the United States. The Championship will be played in a round-robin format with doubleheader encounters on each of the five match dates. The Champion and runner-up from the final round standings will earn a spot to the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from November 1st -12th 2006.

Following their opening match against USA, the Canadians will continue on Thursday against Mexico before they meet Jamaica on Friday. Canada will close their games of the competition on Saturday against the competition host Costa Rica. More

Inaugural CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship set for Costa Rica

Posted on 8 August 2006 in Beach Soccer Team

CONCACAF announced today that the inaugural Beach Soccer Championship (FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2006 – Qualifier Costa Rica) will take place at Punta Leona in Puntarenas, Costa Rica from 13-17 September.

The CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship, that will also qualify two CONCACAF teams to the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2006 taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 2-12 November, consists of five teams (Canada, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Mexico and USA).

The CONCACAF tournament will be played in round-robin format with doubleheader encounters on each of the five match dates. The champion and runner-up from the final round standings will progress to the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2006. More

CONCACAF Beach Soccer Qualifying Tournament Finalized

Posted on 19 April 2006 in Beach Soccer Team

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada's Beach Soccer Team head coach, Ross Ongaro, now knows where the 2006 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Qualifying Tournament will be held.

CONCACAF has announced that the Qualifying Tournament for the 2006 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup will take place in September 2006 in South Beach, Miami, Florida. Exact dates of the fixures will be released by CONCACAF in the coming weeks.

CONCACAF will send two representatives to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the 2006 FIFA Beach World Cup, scheduled for November 2-12, 2006. More

CONCACAF Beach Soccer Qualifiers Postponed

Posted on 28 February 2006 in Beach Soccer Team

Vienna, Austria – Officials from CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central American, and Caribbean Association Football) have announced that the 2006 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Tournament has been postponed until September 2006 and will be played in the CONCACAF Region by the same six (6) National Associations (Canada, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Mexico, and USA).

The CONCACAF Tournament was originally scheduled to be a six-team round-robin event that would run from March 5-12, 2006 in Macaé, Brazil – 180km north of Rio de Janeiro. More

Canada's Beach Soccer Roster Announced

Posted on 17 February 2006 in Beach Soccer Team

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada's Beach Soccer Head Coach, Ross Ongaro, has released his 12-man roster for the upcoming CONCACAF Beach Soccer Qualifying Tournament, a six-team round-robin event that will run from March 5-12, 2006 in Macaé, Brazil – 180km north of Rio de Janeiro.

Canada will arrive in Brazil on March 1 and will spend the first three days preparing for its first match against the Cayman Islands on March 5.

"I'm extremely excited about the opportunity for our country to participate in the First ever FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup,” said Head Coach Ross Ongaro. “It will be a challenge but at the same time a chance to showcase our Canadian talent in other forms of the World's number one sport." More

Ongaro Named Beach Soccer Head Coach

Posted on 12 December 2005 in Beach Soccer Team

Ottawa, Ontario – The Canadian Soccer Association has named Edmonton's Ross Ongaro as Canada's Beach Soccer Head Coach. Ongaro, currently Canada's Futsal Head Coach, was appointed by the CSA Technical Director, Richard Bate, during the weekend Board of Director's meeting in Ottawa in early December.

“I am extremely excited about the opportunity to coach Canada at the (CONCACAF) Beach Soccer Qualifying Tournament and am optimistic that we can secure a place in the World Championships in November,” said Ongaro after his appointment. More

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