CSA Release – For the first time, Canada will have an entrant in the prestigious Montaigu Tournament in France as 18 of the best Canadian male players born in 1998 and 1999 will get to test themselves against some of the elite programs in the world in the eight-team tournament.
Head Coach Sean Fleming will be building the talent pool at his disposal as he’s working to get Canada’s Men’s U-17 Team back for their third consecutive FIFA U-17 World Cup appearance after qualifying in back-to-back tournaments in 2011 and 2013 in Mexico and the UAE, respectively.
Players will start arriving into Nantes, FRA on Saturday, 12 April and make their way over to Montaigu and start training the following day.
The team will get two training days in before their first game of the competition against France in Group A action on Tuesday, 15 April with their other group stage games against Turkey and Cote D’Ivoire on 17 April and 19 April.
Semi-final matches take place on Sunday 20 April with the final matches coming the next day.
The FIFA U-17 World Cup 2015 takes place in Chile in October and November. Canada will be looking to qualify from the 2015 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship. Date and location of that tournament has yet to be decided.
GK- Daniel Buckley | CAN / North Mississauga Soccer Club
GK- Matthew Nogueira | POR / SL Benfica
D- Matthew Baldisimo | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
D- Gabriel Boakye | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
D- Kadin Chung | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
D- Andrew Dias | CAN / North Toronto Soccer
D- Mouhamed Touré | CAN / Académie Impact de Montréal
M- Duwayne Ewart | CAN / North Scarborough Soccer Club
M- Thomas Gardner | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
M- Liam Miller | ENG / Fulham FC
M- Mykola Nechyporuk | CAN / North Toronto Soccer Club
M- Reshon Phillip | CAN / North Mississauga Soccer Club
M- Munir Saleh | CAN / Kitchener Soccer Club
M- Anthony Sousa | CAN / North Toronto Nitros
M- Marcel Zajac | CAN / Sigma FC
F- Donavon Anderson | CAN / Brampton Football Club
F- Terran Campbell | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
F- Ndzemdzela Langwa | CAN / Ottawa South United