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Canada perfect with second straight win in Qatar U-23 series with 2:0 victory over Qatar

Posted on 28 March 2017 in ↳ Men's U-23 Team (Olympic)

Canada 2:0 Qatar More

Canada looks for second win at Qatar U-23 series

Posted on 27 March 2017 in ↳ Men's U-23 Team (Olympic)

The Men’s National U-23 Team will face host Qatar in their second match at a U-23 series in Doha on 28 March 2017 More

Canada earns gritty 1:0 win over Uzbekistan in U-23 series

Posted on 25 March 2017 in ↳ Men's U-23 Team (Olympic)

Canada 1:0 Uzbekistan More

Canada kicks off U-23 Tournament against Uzbekistan

Posted on 24 March 2017 in ↳ Men's U-23 Team (Olympic)

Canada will face Uzbekistan and host Qatar in a Three Nations U-23 Tournament this Saturday 25 March and Tuesday 28 March More

Canada to compete in Aspire U-23 Tournament

Posted on 19 January 2017 in ↳ Men's U-23 Team (Olympic)

Canada v Uzbekistan and Qatar More

Canada MNT cap Austria trip with victory

Posted on 7 June 2016 in ↳ Men's U-23 Team (Olympic)

Canada 2:1 Uzbekistan More

Canada m23 wins again on Caribbean tour

Posted on 19 May 2016 in ↳ Men's U-23 Team (Olympic)

Canada 3:0 Grenada More

Canada m23 defeat Guyana as part of Jubilee celebration

Posted on 16 May 2016 in ↳ Men's U-23 Team (Olympic)

Canada m23 5:1 Guyana More

Canada m23 heads to Guyana

Posted on 13 May 2016 in ↳ Men's U-23 Team (Olympic)

Canada v Guyana on 15 May More

Canada announces roster for Caribbean tour

Posted on 9 May 2016 in ↳ Men's U-23 Team (Olympic)

The 10-day camp runs 10-19 May More

Canada adds Grenada match to Caribbean tour

Posted on 19 April 2016 in ↳ Men's U-23 Team (Olympic)

Canada m23 v Grenada "A" on 18 May. More

Men's EXCEL U-23 squad to face Guyana in May

Posted on 7 April 2016 in ↳ Men's U-23 Team (Olympic)

Canada m23 v Guyana "A" on May 15. More

Canada M23 finishes fourth at CONCACAF Olympic Qualifiers

Posted on 14 October 2015 in ↳ Men's U-23 Team (Olympic)

Canada's Men's U-23 side eliminated from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games More

Canada M23 road to Rio 2016 extended

Posted on 11 October 2015 in ↳ Men's U-23 Team (Olympic)

The 13 October 2015 match will kick off at 17.00 local (19.00 ET / 16.00 PT), again to be broadcast on TLN and streamed live on canadasoccer.com. More

Canada M23 one win away from Rio 2016 Olympics

Posted on 8 October 2015 in ↳ Men's U-23 Team (Olympic)

The Canada-Mexico match will be broadcast live across the nation on TLN and streamed live on canadasoccer.com via CanadaSoccerTV at 18.00 ET / 15.00 PT. More

Canada M23 reach final four in Olympic Qualifiers

Posted on 7 October 2015 in ↳ Men's U-23 Team (Olympic)

Canada are now one win away from a spot at the Rio 2016 Men's Olympic Football Tournament in Brazil. More

Canada M23: momentum building on road to Rio 2016

Posted on 5 October 2015 in ↳ Men's U-23 Team (Olympic)

The Canada-Cuba match on 6 October kicks off at 17.00 local (19.00 ET / 16.00 PT) in Commerce City, CO, USA and will be broadcast live back home in Canada on TLN & streamed on canadasoccer.com via CanadaSoccerTV. More

Canada M23 wins three points over Panama

Posted on 3 October 2015 in ↳ Men's U-23 Team (Olympic)

Canada Men's U-23 Team picked up three points through a 3:1 win over Panama on their second day of the CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Kansas. More

Canada M23 opens CONCACAF Olympic Qualifiers with 1:3 loss to favourite USA

Posted on 2 October 2015 in ↳ Men's U-23 Team (Olympic)

The team will have a day to recover before facing Panama on 3 October. More

Canada M23 ready to face USA in ‎Olympic Qualifiers opener

Posted on 29 September 2015 in ↳ Men's U-23 Team (Olympic)

The two CONCACAF rivals will kick off at 20.00 local (21.00 ET / 18.00 PT) on Thursday 1 October. More

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Canada registered back-to-back wins in a U-23 international series in Qatar, posting both a 1:0 win over Uzbekistan and 2:0 win over hosts Qatar. The two victories provided a positive start for Octavio Zambrano, newly-appointed Head Coach of Canada Soccer's Men's National Team Program.

"It was extremely important that we came out to win these matches because we can," said Zambrano. "It was also just as important that we had the opportunity to evaluate the players and I think after two matches we have an idea of what they are capable of doing.

"It is encouraging that there is a handful of them that get to a higher level and high enough to be with the first team."

After Caniggia Elva scored the winner in the first match against Uzbekistan on 25 March, he set up the opening goal in the second win against Qatar on 28 March: a first-half, left-footed strike from Jordan Hamilton. In the second half, substitute Michael Petrasso combined his lovely touch with a chip shot over the goalkeeper for the 2-0 win. Kwame Awuah was the provider with a quick free quick that caught Qatar by surprise and put Petrasso in the open.

"It's a great win," said midfielder Jordan Schweitzer. "It was a hard fought battle against Qatar, but they were two really big-time goals by us to secure the win."

It has been a positive two weeks for Zambrano, the new man in charge. After meeting with 18 players on the Men's National Team in Scotland (a 1:1 draw in Edinburgh), he has worked closely with a second squad of 18 young players in Qatar.

"We are already planning that next Men's National Team camp in June," said Zambrano, who will make his official international "A" debut as Canada's Head Coach on 13 June at Stade Saputo in Montréal. "It is going to be interesting to see which players from both North America and Europe that we can put together to make a solid group. We may also invite a couple of players from this group as that's not out of the question: we need to start integrating them into the Men's National Team that, possibly in five years, could be back here for Qatar 2022."

The U-23 series provides Canada Soccer with an opportunity to develop and transition younger players on their path to the Men's National Team. The tournament also provides coach Zambrano with his first matches in charge of the Canadian Men's National Team Program. Coach Zambrano oversees an integrated program from the Men's National Team through to all men's national youth teams from the U-14 age level and up.

The upcoming 13 June home match featuring Canada v Curaçao will serve as preparations for both nations ahead of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Tickets to that home international match go on sale this 29 March, with full details available at canadasoccer.com/tickets.

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.

CANADA IN MONTRÉAL

Tickets for the Canada v Curaçao match will go on sale on Wednesday 29 March at 10.00 local time via canadasoccer.com (10.00 ET / 07.00 PT). Tickets start at just $20 and have been priced to ensure that the match is accessible for all members of the Canadian soccer community. Groups of 10 or more are eligible to receive up to 30% off regularly priced tickets. For complete ticket information visit canadasoccer.com/tickets.

Fresh from a 1:0 win over Uzbekistan, the Men’s National U-23 Team will face host Qatar in their second match at a U-23 series in Doha on 28 March 2017. Octavio Zambrano, newly-appointed Head Coach of the Men's National Team Program, will look to build on the team's success and confidence throughout this eight-day camp in Asia.

The Qatar-Canada match kicks off at 19.00 local on Tuesday night (12.00 ET / 09.00 PT). With the series moving to Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha, Canada Soccer will again work to stream the match live to our YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/canadasoccertv) pending the availability of the required infrastructure. Additional in-match coverage will be provided via Canada Soccer's digital channels including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Flickr.

"Our attitude has to be that of a winner," said Zambrano. "When we step on the field, our players have to go all out to win. We came to get two victories with very little to lose and a lot to gain."

Qatar lost the first match 1:3 to Uzbekistan, so they will be looking for a rebound performance in front of their home fans. Canada won the second match 1:0 over Uzbekistan, with Caniggia Elva the goalscorer.

"They are going to come out hard against us, so we need to be ready, but like I said we have come here to win," said Zambrano.

All three squads feature players born 1994 or later. Canada's U-23 squad features a mix of players with national youth international experience alongside five program debutants. The tournament provides Canada Soccer with an opportunity to develop and transition younger players on their path to the Men's National Team.

Octavio Zambrano has a "W" from his first match in charge of Canada Soccer's Men's National Team Program. Zambrano and team led Canada to a 1:0 victory over Uzbekistan in the first of two matches at a U-23 series in Qatar.

Caniggia Elva was the goalscorer just before the hour mark. Captain and goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau posted the clean sheet while Jordan Schweitzer earned man of the match honours.

"We came out with the idea to beat them and we did," said Octavio Zambrano, Head Coach of Canada Soccer's Men's National Team Program. "We need to keep our feet on the ground and we need to play just as hard, if not harder, against the hosts Qatar."

Canada's next match is Tuesday 28 March against the hosts Qatar (19.00 local / 12.00 ET / 09.00 PT). Pending the availability of the required infrastructure at the venue, Canada Soccer will stream the match live to our YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/canadasoccertv). Additional in-match coverage will be provided via Canada Soccer's digital channels including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Flickr.

Uzbekistan won their first match 3:1 over Qatar before falling in their second match to Canada.

"Our boys had the grit in the key moments to keep the victory which is encouraging and rewarding," said Zambrano. "You can see with these young players that if they get the proper training and the right environment, they can excel and come into our Men's National Team."

The U-23 series provides Canada Soccer with an opportunity to develop and transition younger players on their path to the Men's National Team. The tournament also provides coach Zambrano with his first matches in charge of the Canadian Men's National Team Program. Coach Zambrano oversees an integrated program from the Men's National Team through to all men's national youth teams from the U-14 age level and up.

"There's a very good mood in camp," said Caniggia Elva, who was making his international debut for Canada. "We all have the quality to play and understand each other. ‎We defended well together and we managed to gel."

Zambrano's first match in charge of the Men's National Team will be 13 June in Montréal when Canada faces Curaçao as part of both nations’ preparations for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Tickets to that home international match go on sale this 29 March, with full details available at canadasoccer.com/tickets.

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.

CANADA IN MONTRÉAL
Already on the calendar for the next international window, Canada's upcoming home match is Tuesday 13 June at Stade Saputo in Montréal. The match will feature Canada against Curaçao, two nations preparing for this summer's CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Tickets for the Canada v Curaçao match will go on sale on Wednesday 29 March at 10.00 local time via canadasoccer.com (10.00 ET / 07.00 PT). The launch of ticket sales will be preceded by a pre-sale for Canada Soccer Insiders, and past purchasers of Canadian National Team matches. Fans interested in receiving access to the presale offer for these matches are encouraged to subscribe to the #CanadaRED newsletter via canadasoccer.com. Tickets start at just $20 and have been priced to ensure that the match is accessible for all members of the Canadian soccer community. Groups of 10 or more are eligible to receive up to 30% off regularly priced tickets. For complete ticket information visit canadasoccer.com/tickets.

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