Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23
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.
FIFA U-20 WORLD CUP
The FIFA U-20 World Cup is held every two years, with the next edition in 2021. For the 2021 edition, only players born 2001 or later are eligible to participate. The CONCACAF Men's Under-20 Championship serves as Canada's qualification route for the FIFA U-20 World Cup.
FIFA U-17 WORLD CUP
The FIFA U-17 World Cup is held every two years, with the upcoming edition in 2019. For the Brazil 2019 edition, only players born 2002 or later are eligible to participate. Canada qualified for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 through the Concacaf Men’s Under-17 Championship.
FIFA TOURNAMENTS & CONCACAF CHAMPIONSHIPS
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 qualified for eight editions of the FIFA U-20 World Cup and seven editions of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.