Canada Soccer

Canada's U-20 World Cup team to take part in adidas camp

Posted on 15 March 2007 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

OTTAWA (ONTARIO) – The Canadian Soccer Association and adidas will be hosting an interactive practice with the Canadian men's youth team and select fans from area soccer clubs on Sunday 25 March at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, BC. This rare opportunity will provide local clubs to interact with the most promising young male players from across the country. Canada is on the road to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007.

This event coincides with two international friendly matches for the Canadian men's youth team against Scotland on 24 March in Burnaby presented by Hyundai and 27 March in Victoria presented by adidas. The event is also the first of many adidas product-testing camps for the team to try the new shoes, balls, and other equipment.

Adidas, the global brand leader for soccer, is one of the five official FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007 sponsors. They have also been a proud supporter of the Canadian Soccer and a long-time partner of the Canadian Soccer Association for more than 20 years.

Canada has high hopes for the FIFA U-20 World Cup tournament, not only because they are hosts but also because they have a strong core of returning players. Canada could have as many as six returning players from Nederland 2005, a feat achieved only once in the history of the tournament (Syria's seven in Portugal 1991). Goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, defender David Edgar, midfielders Jonathon Beaulieu-Bourgault and Jaime Peters, and forwards Will Johnson and Andrea Lombardo were all on the squad two years ago in Europe. All six were also named Canadian ambassadors for the road to the FIFA U-20 World Cup.

The FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007 takes place 30 June to 22 July in Victoria, Burnaby, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa and Montréal.

Back to news list

Proud partners of Canada Soccer