Saskatchewan and Quebec to play in 2017 Futsal Canadian Championship Final
Posted on 22 April 2017 in Futsal Canadian Championship
Saskatoon Olimpia SK FC, playing in Saskatchewan’s first-ever Futsal Canadian Championship, have secured a place in Sunday’s final. The match will be a replay of the final round robin match from Kingston, ON.
Québec’s Montréal Sporting Outlaws FC finished first in the round robin round with six points after their 2:1 victory over Olimpia SK FC 22 April. Kahil Naji scored both Québec goals while Jerson Barandica Hamilton scored his second of the tournament in a losing effort for Saskatchewan.
Fustal Club Toronto were eliminated after being defeated 9:3 in the opening match against Sporting Outlaws FC and drawing Olimpia SK FC 5:5. The Ontario representative were tied with Saskatchewan on a single point from two matches but lost the opportunity at the Grand Final on goal differential finishing at -6 while Saskatchewan finished -1.
In addition to the Championship, Saturday afternoon featured a Youth Futsal Clinic with Canada Soccer’s Futsal Head Coach Kyt Selaidopoulos. The clinic included participants from the Kingston area.
Futsal National Team Head Coach Kyt Selaidopoulos teaches proper pass technique to Youth Futsal Clinic at 2017 Futsal Canadian Championship pic.twitter.com/LsGILwMSuN— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) April 22, 2017
This marks 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.