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Canada's de Guzman healthy to join Russia 2018 campaign

Posted on 29 August 2015 in Men's National Team

 Canadian veteran Julian de Guzman has been given a green light to join Canada's campaign against Belize in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. The Ottawa Fury FC midfielder will join the Canadian team this week in preparation for matches on 4 September in Toronto and 8 September in Belmopan, Belize.

The team begins training on Monday 31 August in advance of the Friday 4 September match at BMO Field in Toronto. Tickets to the match, presented by BMO, are available viaTicketmaster.ca starting at just $20. The match will also be broadcast across the country on canadasoccer.com.

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“Julian is very important for the team—not only because he’s an excellent captain but also because his play in games and in training is very intensive,” said Floro. “He has good quality so we can see he is a very good example for the other players.”

Ottawa's de Guzman, a three-time Canadian Championship winner and one-time Canadian Player of the Year, has made 82 appearances for Canada's national team. He sits two back of all-time record holder Paul Stalteri, who made 84 appearances before joining Canada's national youth program as a coach.

CANADA
GK- Milan Borjan | BUL / PFK Ludogorets Razgrad
GK- Maxime Crépeau | CAN / Impact Montréal
GK- Kenny Stamatopoulos | SWE / AIK Fotbol
CB- David Edgar | ENG / Sheffield United
CB- Luca Gasparotto | SCO / Greenock Morton FC
CB- Manjrekar James | HUN / Diósgyöri VTK
FB- Samuel Adekugbe | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
FB- Marcel de Jong | USA / Sporting Kansas City
FB- Nik Ledgerwood | GER / Energie Cottbus
FB- Karl W. Ouimette | USA / New York Red Bulls
M- Tesho Akindele | USA / FC Dallas
M- Kyle Bekker | CAN / Impact Montréal
M - Julian de Guzman | CAN / Ottawa Fury FC
M- Atiba Hutchinson | TUR / Beşiktaş JK
M- Will Johnson | USA / Portland Timbers FC
M- Issey Nakajima-Farran | MAS / Terengganu FA
M- Michael Petrasso | ENG / Queens Park Rangers
M- Samuel Piette | ESP / Racing Ferrol
M- Adam Straith | NOR / Fredrikstad FK
M- Russell Teibert | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
F- Marcus Haber | ENG / Crewe Alexandra
F- Cyle Larin | USA / Orlando City SC
F- Tosaint Ricketts | TUR / Boluspor FC

CANADA A-Z (Hometown & First Club)
Adekugbe, Samuel | 1995 | Calgary, AB, CAN | Manchester United Grassroots
Akindele, Tesho | 1992 | Thronton, CO, USA |
Bekker, Kyle | 1990 | Oakville, ON, CAN | Oakville SC
Borjan, Milan | 1987 | Hamilton, ON, CAN | Radnicki JP
Crépeau, Maxime | 1994 | Candiac, QC, CAN | Ligue de soccer pour enfants de Candiac
de Guzman, Julian | 1981 | Scarborough, ON, CAN | Wexford SC
de Jong, Marcel | 1986 | Toronto, ON, CAN |
Edgar, David | 1987 | Kitchener, ON, CAN |
Gasparotto, Luca | 1995 | Ajax, ON, CAN | Ajax SC
Haber, Marcus | 1989 | Vancouver, BC, CAN | Dunbar SA
Hutchinson, Atiba | 1983 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Brampton
James, Manjrekar | 1993 | North York, ON, CAN | North York Azzuri
Johnson, Will | 1987 | Toronto, ON, CAN & Chicago, IL, USA |
Larin, Cyle | 1995 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Brampton SC
Ledgerwood, Nik | 1985 | Lethbridge, AB, CAN | Lethbridge Cosmos
Nakajima-Farran, Issey | 1984 | Tokyo, JPN & London, ENG |
Ouimette, Karl W. | 1992 | Terrebonne, QC, CAN |
Petrasso, Michael | 1995 | Woodbridge, ON, CAN | Kleinburg SC
Piette, Samuel | 1994 | Le Gardeur, QC, CAN | Lionceaux de le Gardeur
Ricketts, Tosaint | 1987 | Edmonton, AB, CAN | Edmonton Juventus
Stamatopoulos, Kenny | 1979 | Markham, ON, CAN | Markham Lightning
Straith, Adam | 1990 | Victoria, BC, CAN | Bays United SC
Teibert, Russell | 1992 | Niagara Falls, ON, CAN | Niagara Falls SC 

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