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Canada eliminated after tough loss to New Zealand at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019

Posted on 2 November 2019 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Canada were eliminated from the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 after a tough 1:0 loss to New Zealand in the group finale. Canada dominated with 61% possession, 21 shots and a barrage of chances, but couldn’t beat the goalkeeper save for one chance that was called back by the Video Assistant R More

Canada in must-win scenario after late loss to Angola at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019

Posted on 29 October 2019 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Canada lost a heartbreaker late to Angola in their second group match at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019. Deep into added time and in search of a winner, Canada conceded in the 94th minute on a goalmouth scramble as Angola won 2:1 to qualify for the knockout phase of the biennial tournament. Can More

Canada falls to hosts Brazil in FIFA U-17 World Cup opener

Posted on 26 October 2019 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Canada scored late, but ultimately lost 4:1 to the hosts and two-time champions Brazil at the FIFA U-17 World Cup. Goalkeeper Marc Kouadio was a standout while Jacen Russell-Rowe scored the lone Canada goal on a right-footed shot in the 86th minute. Canada will next face Angola on Tuesday 29 Oc More

Canada’s best young footballers ready to showcase their skills at the FIFA U-17 World Cup

Posted on 24 October 2019 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Canada will feature against host Brazil in the opening match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 this Saturday in Brasilia. The tournament opener marks a major milestone in the soccer careers of these young footballers as they continue their journeys to the Men’s National Team. It is also p More

Canada Soccer announces squad for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019

Posted on 18 October 2019 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Canada Soccer have announced their squad for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019, an exciting next step for Canada’s young footballers at the international level on their path to the Men’s National Team. This will mark Canada’s 15th participation at a FIFA men’s youth to More

Canada’s Men’s U-17 squad enters final stage before FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019

Posted on 3 October 2019 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Canada Soccer have announced their squad for their last preparation camp ahead of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019. The Canada squad will train in Argentina from 11-22 October with the final squad to be announced in advance of the team’s opening match against the hosts Brazil.Canada will op More

Canada defeat Mexico to advance to Semi-Finals at Concacaf Boys’ Under 15 Championship

Posted on 8 August 2019 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Canada Soccer’s Men’s U-15 National Team defeated Mexico 2:0 in the Quarter-Final of the Concacaf Boys’ Under-15 Championship. The team will face Slovenia in the Semi-Final Saturday 10 August morning at 09.00 local (09.00 ET / 06.00 PT) from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida LIVE o More

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 More

Canada Soccer announces squad for the Concacaf Boys’ Under-15 Championship

Posted on 17 July 2019 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Canada Soccer have announced their squad for the 2019 Concacaf Boys’ Under-15 Championship to be played in USA from 4-12 August. Canada’s 18 young footballers will play up to six matches in an eight-day span as they enter Canada Soccer’s Men’s EXCEL Program on the pathway to More

Canada to open against host nation Brazil at the FIFA U-17 World Cup

Posted on 11 July 2019 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Canada will open against the host nation Brazil at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019. Canada, Brazil, New Zealand and Angola make up Group A with the opening match on 26 October at the Bezerrão in Brasilia. “It’s a special day and I think that what these young men have alre More

Canada wins 4-3 on kicks to qualify for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019

Posted on 12 May 2019 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

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. 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. Gi More

Canada wins 4:0 to move to within a victory of the FIFA U-17 World Cup

Posted on 9 May 2019 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Canada have moved to within a victory of qualifying for the FIFA U-17 World Cup for the first time in six years. With their Thursday 4:0 victory over Curaçao, Canada will face Costa Rica in the Quarter-finals of the 2019 Concacaf Men’s Under-17 Championship with the winner promised one More

Canada advances to knock-out phase of the Concacaf Men’s Under-17 Championship

Posted on 7 May 2019 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Canada have booked their spot in the knock-out phase of the 2019 Concacaf Men's Under-17 Championship after a 4:0 win over Barbados. After back-to-back wins and six points to finish second in Group F, Canada will next face Curaçao in a Round of 16 match on Thursday 9 May. Canada won 4:2 More

Canada announces squad for Concacaf Men’s Under-17 Championship

Posted on 24 April 2019 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Canada Soccer have announced their squad of future stars to compete at the 2019 Concacaf Men’s Under-17 Championship, set to get underway with an all-important group opener against rivals USA on Thursday 2 May at the IMG Soccer Academy in Bradenton, FL. The upcoming competition provides Canada More

Canada Soccer expands Men’s EXCEL Program with Regional EXCEL integration across Canada

Posted on 3 April 2019 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Canada Soccer has collaborated with its provincial member associations to pilot Men’s Regional EXCEL visits to work with talented U-13 to U-16 players as well as elite-level coaches from across the country as part of the Canada Soccer Pathway. The visits provide a comprehensive training and in More

Canada selects U-17 squad for Mexico trip as part of Men’s EXCEL Program

Posted on 1 March 2019 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

A group of young Canadian players take the next steps on their journey in the Men’s EXCEL Program as Canada prepares for the 2019 Concacaf Men’s Under-17 Championship. The 11-day camp takes place in Mexico from 4-14 March at the Mexican Football Federation training centre through a colla More

Canada drawn into Group F at the Concacaf Men’s Under-17 Championship

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

Canada Soccer’s young players will have an opportunity to test themselves against the best in the region this May when they compete in the 2019 Concacaf Men’s Under-17 Championship. It’s an important competition which will also provides the Men’s EXCEL Program with the chance More

Canada Soccer welcomes Eric Tenllado as Men's EXCEL Development Coach

Posted on 6 February 2019 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Canada Soccer has added Eric Tenllado as a Men's EXCEL Development Coach. Tenllado will work across Canada Soccer’s EXCEL Program in support of both Regional EXCEL strategies and Men’s EXCEL National Youth Teams starting in February 2019.“Eric’s profile is perfect for the rol More

Canada Soccer successfully integrates Men’s EXCEL Program across Canadian MLS academies

Posted on 4 February 2019 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Canada Soccer led the alignment of the international and professional game through three weeks of Men’s EXCEL programming in Montréal, Toronto and Vancouver. The new program allowed Canada Soccer to share tactical ID and team culture concepts while also assessing player development for More

Canada finish Concacaf Under-20 Championship with 2:1 victory over Martinique

Posted on 10 November 2018 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Canada finished in second place in Group D at the 2018 Concacaf Men’s Under-20 Championship with their 2:1 victory over Martinique. With only the group winner advancing to the next round, Canada return home after posting three wins and two losses in five matches over a nine-day window. Pa More

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Canada were eliminated from the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 after a tough 1:0 loss to New Zealand in the group finale. Canada dominated with 61% possession, 21 shots and a barrage of chances, but couldn’t beat the goalkeeper save for one chance that was called back by the Video Assistant Referee. 

Jayden Nelson was Canada’s player of the match and scored what should have been the 1:1 equaliser if not for an offside call before he played the give-and-go magic with teammate Kamron Habibullah. New Zealand’s lone goal from the 27’ by Matthew Garbett stood as the 1:0 winner.


As part of an aligned Men’s National Team program, Canada’s attacking style was evident throughout the competition. Jacen Russell-Rowe was the Canadian goalscorer in both matches, becoming just the third Canadian to score in back-to-back FIFA men’s youth matches (after Iain Hume in 2003 and Jordan Hamilton in 2013).

“We were really good tonight but the next step for our program is to learn how to win big games like this,” said Andrew Olivieri.“We’re looking for the next players that can develop and excel into the Men’s National Team in time and continue to make our program better. Some of these boys are on the path to doing that and I hope they’ve learned something here that’s going to help them along the way.”

Before the group finale, Canada lost their opener 4:1 to Group A winner Brazil and then lost a heartbreaker 2:1 to Angola, conceding the winner in the 94’.

Canada created several chances on either side of the opening goal, but they couldn’t beat New Zealand’s goalkeeper Alex Paulsen. Ultimately, it was New Zealand that made it 1:0 in the 27’ after a free kick was awarded by the referee. Oskar Van Hattum rolled it short for Garbett who strode right and then fired his low shot past Canada’s diving goalkeeper Eleias Himaras.

The chances got even better in the second half before Nelson thought he equalised in the 57’. In the 49’, Jacen Russell-Rowe was stopped point blank by Paulsen after a wonderful pass from Nelson. Then in the 55’, Canada nearly scored on another big chance, but Paulsen made the save on the Habibullah attempt.

Canada thought they had the tying goal in the ’57 off a Nelson and Habibullah combination that was ultimately called off because of an offside play after review by the Video Assistant Referee. On the play, Nelson ran from his right and played it to Habibullah, Habibullah then held the ball for Nelson to round him and chipped it over the defence with Nelson alone to beat Paulson with a low shot from inside the box.

Canada had another big chance foiled by Paulsen in the 79’ after substitute Sean Rea broke in behind the defence. At the other end, New Zealand nearly made it 2:0 in the 83’, but Himaras had his chance to make a big save on the opportunity. Canada kept pushing deep into eight minutes of added time but could not break the New Zealand 11-man backline for the equaliser.

ROAD TO THE FIFA U-17 WORLD CUP BRAZIL 2019

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. 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.

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.

FIFA U-17 WORLD CUP BRAZIL 2019

Brazil’s experience as a host of global football competitions dates back almost 70 years to the 1950 FIFA World Cup™. More recently, the nation staged the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, which drew almost 3.5 million fans to packed stadiums in 12 Host Cities around the country. While recent major events held in Brazil have featured stars at the height of their careers, the FIFA U-17 World Cup brings together the best young footballers in the world for a unique opportunity to showcase their skills on the international stage.

This marks Canada’s seventh participation at the FIFA U-17 World Cup and first since 2011. From past editions of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, Canadian youth players that went on to represent the Men’s National Team include Paul Peschisolido (Canada 1987), Mauro Biello (Scotland 1989), Jim Brennan (Japan 1993), Paul Stalteri (Japan 1993), Patrice Bernier (Ecuador 1995), Maxime Crépeau (Mexico 2011), Samuel Piette (Mexico 2011), and Marco Bustos (UAE 2013).

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. By reaching the semi-finals at both the 2019 Concacaf Men’s Under-17 Championship and 2019 Concacaf Boys’ Under-15 Championship, Canada finished top-four in two Concacaf men’s youth tournaments in the same year for the first time since 2001.

 

Canada lost a heartbreaker late to Angola in their second group match at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019. Deep into added time and in search of a winner, Canada conceded in the 94th minute on a goalmouth scramble as Angola won 2:1 to qualify for the knockout phase of the biennial tournament. Canada now have their backs against the wall in a must-win scenario in their group finale against New Zealand on Friday night.
 
Canada were in control for much of the match, but conceded the opening goal in the 31st minute to Angola’s Zini. After equalising quickly after the half-time break on a Jacen Russell-Rowe goal in the 49th minute, Canada could not add to their total before Angola’s David scored the winner in the dying minutes.
 
Canada will next face New Zealand on 1 November again at the Bezerrão in Gama, Brasilia. In Canada, fans can watch the match live via TSN and RDS at 19.00 ET / 16.00 PT (20.00 local). Extended match day coverage will be featured across Canada Soccer’s digital channels including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Fans are encouraged to follow Canada Soccer’s Men’s U-17 National Team every step of the way by using their social media handle, #canm17.
 
“We came here to progress in the tournament, and we are still looking for our first win ever at this level. That first win has to come against New Zealand,” said Andrew Olivieri, Canada Soccer’s Men’s EXCEL U-14 to U-17 Program Director. “That could be enough to get us through, if we can get that win and close the goal difference, we may see ourselves achieve our objective.”
 
MATCH CENTRE, QUOTES & PHOTOS http://canadasoccer.com/?t=match&gid=1550
 
It could have been a very different story with the start Canada had dreamed against Angola, but a second-minute shot from Kamron Habibullah hit the crossbar and stayed out. It was the first of a trio of big chances that Canada created in the first 45 minutes. Midway through the half, a Jayden Nelson free kick was well stopped by goalkeeper Geovani. Then moments before the break, a Damiano Pecile low shot at the back post was just saved by Geovani. At the other end of the pitch, Angola were awarded a penalty in the 21st minute after a Canada handball, but the decision was nullified after the Video Assistant Referee confirmed an offside call.
 
Canada scored their equaliser on a lovely combination from Pecile to Ralph Priso to Russsell-Rowe. Canada’s goalscorer cut through the central defenders and fired his left-footed shot past the goalkeeper.
 
Russell-Rowe came close again on a pair of chances and Deandre Kerr also once found himself with an opportunity close to goal, but as the game wore on Angola held out for their point that would have been enough to see them through to the Round of 16. Just before added time, they took their chance and got behind Canada’s defence to put the ball past the goalkeeper, but the play was called offside offside after review by the Video Assistant Referee.
 
The winner was scored after an Angola free kick was headed in front of goal, bounced high over the defender and dropped fortuitously off Zini’s body. With Zini and Canadian goalkeeper Marc Kouadio fallen to the ground, Zini kicked it back for David to smash into the net for the 2-1 win.

 
ROAD TO THE FIFA U-17 WORLD CUP BRAZIL 2019
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. 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.
 
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.
 
FIFA U-17 WORLD CUP BRAZIL 2019
Brazil’s experience as a host of global football competitions dates back almost 70 years to the 1950 FIFA World Cup™. More recently, the nation staged the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, which drew almost 3.5 million fans to packed stadiums in 12 Host Cities around the country. While recent major events held in Brazil have featured stars at the height of their careers, the FIFA U-17 World Cup brings together the best young footballers in the world for a unique opportunity to showcase their skills on the international stage.
 
This will mark Canada’s seventh participation at the FIFA U-17 World Cup and first since 2011. From past editions of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, Canadian youth players that went on to represent the Men’s National Team include Paul Peschisolido (Canada 1987), Mauro Biello (Scotland 1989), Jim Brennan (Japan 1993), Paul Stalteri (Japan 1993), Patrice Bernier (Ecuador 1995), Maxime Crépeau (Mexico 2011), Samuel Piette (Mexico 2011), and Marco Bustos (UAE 2013).
 
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. By reaching the semi-finals at both the 2019 Concacaf Men’s Under-17 Championship and 2019 Concacaf Boys’ Under-15 Championship, Canada finished top-four in two Concacaf men’s youth tournaments in the same year for the first time since 2001.

Canada scored late, but ultimately lost 4:1 to the hosts and two-time champions Brazil at the FIFA U-17 World Cup. Goalkeeper Marc Kouadio was a standout while Jacen Russell-Rowe scored the lone Canada goal on a right-footed shot in the 86th minute.
 
Canada will next face Angola on Tuesday 29 October again at the Bezerrão in Gama, Brasilia. In Canada, fans can watch the match live via TSN and RDS at 16.00 ET / 13.00 PT (17.00 local). The group phase then wraps up with a Friday 1 November match against New Zealand, also at the Bezerrão. Extended match day coverage will be featured across Canada Soccer’s digital channels including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Fans are encouraged to follow Canada Soccer’s Men’s U-17 National Team every step of the way by using their social media handle, #canm17.
 
“It was a fantastic opportunity to play in the opening match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019,” said Andrew Olivieri, Canada Soccer’s Men’s EXCEL U-14 to U-17 Program Director. “We couldn’t ask to play a better team. Brazil is a great soccer nation and they showed it today. We grew throughout the match and we will be better because of it when we face Angola and New Zealand throughout the group phase.”

 
MATCH CENTRE, QUOTES & PHOTOS http://canadasoccer.com/?t=match&gid=1549

Brazil opened the scoring in the 15th minute on a goal by forward Peglow. They then doubled their score late in the first half after a cross was deflected by a Canadian defender into his own net. Brazil’s third goal was scored early in the second half after a missed clearance by Canada from inside the box. The ball fell straight into the pathway of the no.10 Peglow who fired it past the goalkeeper. They added their fourth in the 56th minute after a Kaio Jorge bicycle kick kept the ball in play and Veron slipped his way past the defender to tuck it in at the near post.

Russell-Rowe scored Canada’s goal in the 86th minute after Damiano Pecile won a header and Kamron Habibullah centered a pass to the striker just above the box. With three Brazilians around him, Russell-Rowe fired a shot that took a slight redirection off the foot of captain Henri.
 
Attendance for the opening match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 was 11,468.
 
ROAD TO THE FIFA U-17 WORLD CUP BRAZIL 2019
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. 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.
 
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.
 
FIFA U-17 WORLD CUP BRAZIL 2019
Brazil’s experience as a host of global football competitions dates back almost 70 years to the 1950 FIFA World Cup™. More recently, the nation staged the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, which drew almost 3.5 million fans to packed stadiums in 12 Host Cities around the country. While recent major events held in Brazil have featured stars at the height of their careers, the FIFA U-17 World Cup brings together the best young footballers in the world for a unique opportunity to showcase their skills on the international stage.
 
This will mark Canada’s seventh participation at the FIFA U-17 World Cup and first since 2011. From past editions of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, Canadian youth players that went on to represent the Men’s National Team include Paul Peschisolido (Canada 1987), Mauro Biello (Scotland 1989), Jim Brennan (Japan 1993), Paul Stalteri (Japan 1993), Patrice Bernier (Ecuador 1995), Maxime Crépeau (Mexico 2011), Samuel Piette (Mexico 2011), and Marco Bustos (UAE 2013).
 
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. By reaching the semi-finals at both the 2019 Concacaf Men’s Under-17 Championship and 2019 Concacaf Boys’ Under-15 Championship, Canada finished top-four in two Concacaf men’s youth tournaments in the same year for the first time since 2001.
 

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