Canada Soccer

Men's U-18 to U-20

The FIFA U-20 World Cup is held every two years, with the next edition in 2019. For the next edition, only players born 1999 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.

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.


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 six editions of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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