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Canada Soccer selects squad for Men’s U-17 camp in Montréal

Posted on 19 July 2019 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Canada Soccer have announced their squad for a Men’s EXCEL U-17 camp in Montréal, Québec from 31 July to 10 August. The 11-day national camp will continue Canada’s preparations for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 in October and November of this year. This will mark the first national camp since the Official Draw earlier this month.
 
“We have important work ahead of us in preparation for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019, but we will also stay the course in developing our tactical ID,” said Andrew Olivieri, Canada Soccer’s Men’s EXCEL U-14 to U-17 Program Director. “The camp in Canada allows us to address the gaps we identified during our qualifying campaign while also assessing a few new players who have been impactful in their club environments. From here, the next few months will allow us to focus in on each opponent while certainly not looking past the incredible opportunity of an opening match against Brazil.”
 
At the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019, Canada will face Brazil on 26 October in the tournament’s Opening Match, Angola on 29 October and New Zealand on 1 November. All three matches will be played at the Bezerrão in Brasilia. The Knockout Phase runs from 5 November through to the Final on 17 November.
 
Canada qualified for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 after winning 4-3 on kicks from the penalty mark over Concacaf rivals Costa Rica on 12 May at the 2019 Concacaf Men’s Under-17 Championship. After 120 minutes in the Florida heat with no winner from a 1:1 draw, Canada won their ticket to the FIFA U-17 World Cup for the first time in six years.
 
 “The big objective was to qualify for the FIFA U-17 World Cup and we have done which will now allow us to accelerate the development for the players in this age group,” said Olivieri. “We have a lot of work ahead of us, but to be in this position after our first cycle of NEX-PRO Integration strategies and Regional EXCEL visits is exciting for what the future holds for Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team Program. It speaks volumes for what we can achieve as a country when we work so hard together.”
 
This marks the seventh time that Canada advances to the FIFA U-17 World Cup, the biennial competition that was initially launched as the FIFA U-16 World Tournament in 1985. Canada were the second hosts of the competition in 1987.
 
CANADA SOCCER’S MEN’S EXCEL PROGRAM
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 territory 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.
 
MEN’S EXCEL PROGRAM U-14 to U-23 : https://www.canadasoccer.com/men-s-u-14-to-u-17-p144317
 
Canada Soccer's Men's National Youth Teams have won two CONCACAF titles: both the 1986 and 1996 CONCACAF Men's Youth Championships. Canada have now qualified for 15 FIFA men's youth tournaments: eight editions of the FIFA U-20 World Cup and seven editions of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
 
 
CANADA
GK- Benjamin Collins | CAN / Académie de l'Impact de Montréal
GK- Eleias Himaras | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
GK- Marc Kouadio | USA / Montverde Academy
CB- Maxime Bourgeois | CAN / Académie de l'Impact de Montréal
CB- Nathan Demian | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy
CB- Gianfranco Facchineri | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy
CB- Oluwaseun Oyegunle | CAN / Sigma FC
FB- Keesean Ferdinand | CAN / Académie de l'Impact de Montréal
FB- Kobe Franklin | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
FB- Rohan Goulbourne | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
FB- Deylen Vellios | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy
M- Julian Altobelli | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
M - Emiliano Brienza | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy
M- Matt Catavolo | CAN / Académie de l'Impact de Montréal
M- Simon Colyn | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy
M- Tomas Giraldo | CAN / Académie de l'Impact de Montréal
M- Deandre Kerr | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
M- Damiano Pecile | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy
M- Ralph Priso-Mbongue | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
M- Sean Rea | CAN / Académie de l'Impact de Montréal
F - Mouhamadou Kane | CAN / Académie de l'Impact de Montréal
F- Kamron Habibullah | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy
F- Jayden Nelson | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
F- Jérémie Omeonga Nkoy | CAN / Académie de l'Impact de Montréal
F- Jacen Russell-Rowe | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
 
CANADA A-Z
Altobelli, Julian | 2002 | Bolton, ON, CAN | Bolton Wanderers SC
Bourgeois, Maxime | 2002 | Granby, QC, CAN | CS Les Cosmos de Granby
Brienza, Emiliano | 2002 | Coquitlam, BC, CAN |
Catavolo, Matt | 2003 | Laval, QC, CAN | ASTMP St-Michel
Collins, Benjamin | 2002 | Ottawa, ON, CAN & Montréal, QC, CAN | Glebe Community Association
Colyn, Simon | 2002 | Langley, BC, CAN | Langley United YSA
Demian, Nathan | 2002 | Langley, BC, CAN | Coquitlam Metro Ford SC
Facchineri, Gianfranco | 2002 | Windsor, ON, CAN | Windsor Ciociaro SC
Ferdinand, Keesean | 2003 | Montréal, QC, CAN | Rivière-des-Prairies
Franklin, Kobe | 2003 | Toronto, ON, CAN | Beach Community SL
Giraldo, Tomas | 2003 | Montréal, QC, CAN | Instituto Jorge Robledo
Goulbourne, Rohan | 2002 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Kinder Soccer
Habibullah, Kamron | 2003 | Vancouver, BC, CAN | South Burnaby Metro SC
Himaras, Eleias | 2002 | London, ON, CAN | London NorWest Optimist SC
Kane, Mouhamadou | 2003 | Montréal, QC, CAN | FS Salaberry
Kerr, Deandre | 2002 | Toronto, ON, CAN | Ajax Azzurri SC
Kouadio, Marc | 2002 | Montréal, QC, CAN | FC Trois Lacs
Nelson, Jayden | 2002 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Brampton YSC
Omeonga Nkoy, Jérémie | 2002 | Longueuil, QC, CAN | CS Longueuil
Oyegunle, Oluwaseun | 2002 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Brampton East SC
Pecile, Damiano | 2002 | Burnaby, BC, CAN | Cliff Avenue United
Priso-Mbongue, Ralph | 2002 | Toronto, ON, CAN | Clairlea Westview SC
Rea, Sean | 2002 | Montréal, QC, CAN |
Russell-Rowe, Jacen | 2002 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Brampton YSC
Vellios, Deylen | 2002 | Burnaby, BC, CAN | South Burnaby Metro SC
 

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