Quebec takes Futsal Canadian Championship opener
Posted on 22 April 2017 in Futsal Canadian Championship
Quebec’s futsal champions won the first match of the 2017 Futsal Canadian Championship from Queen’s University in Kingston, ON 21 April 2017. Montreal Sporting Outlaws FC defeated inaugural champions Futsal Club Toronto 9:3 and sit in first place in the three team round robin tournament.
The nine goals scored by Sporting Outlaws FC is a Futsal Canadian Championship record, as was the five-goal performance by the Outlaws' Diyaeddine Abzi.
Ontario’s Futsal Club Toronto will have a chance to secure their first points of the tournament against Saskatchewan debutants Saskatoon Olimpia SK FC. That match will be live on CanadaSoccerTV (www.youtube.com/c/canadasoccertv/live) Saturday 22 April at 11:00 a.m. ET., followed by Saskatchewan vs. Quebec in the final round robin match at 6:00 p.m. ET.
In addition to the Championship, Saturday afternoon will feature a Youth Futsal Clinic with Canada Soccer’s Futsal Head Coach Kyt Selaidopoulos. The clinic will include participants from the local Kingston area.
This will mark the first time that Kingston has hosted one of Canada Soccer's national competitions. Previous editions of the Futsal Canadian Championship were played in Montréal, Québec (2015) and Oshawa, Ontario (2016).
From the first two editions of the Futsal Canadian Championship, Futsal Club Toronto were national champions in 2015 and Toronto United Futsal were national champions in 2016.
Futsal is a unique, fast-paced indoor sport played across Canada and around the world. Canada Soccer is committed to the growth and promotion of the game. At the elite club level, Canada Soccer supports domestic competition through the annual Futsal Canadian Championship.
Canada Soccer is committed to supporting international playing opportunities in futsal through the National Futsal Team with international participation in the CONCACAF Futsal Championship and the FIFA Futsal World Cup.