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USA stands between futsal team and CONCACAF championship

Posted on 2 May 2016 in Futsal Team

Canada’s National Futsal Team will look to qualify for the 2016 CONCACAF Futsal Championship this week. Coming off a 3:0 friendly win against Honduras in Costa Rica, Head Coach Kyt Selaidopoulos’s squad play USA on 4-5 May at BN Arena in San Jose. The top four of the eight countries that compete in the CONCACAF Futsal Championship will qualify for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Columbia 2016.

The 3:0 friendly on 1 May gave Selaidopoulos and his squad of 14 players a boost heading into the matches against the Americans. The players have been training twice daily since arriving in San Jose on 28 April after multiple camps in April.

Canada’s only previous FIFA Futsal World Cup appearance came at Netherlands 1989 as a young squad led by Bob Lenarduzzi finished third in Group C of the opening round.

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 also supports playing opportunities provided by the National Futsal Team in international competitions including the FIFA Futsal World Cup.

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