Canada announce squad for Concacaf Men’s Under-20 Championship

Canada Soccer has announced its squad for the upcoming Concacaf Men’s Under-20 Championship 2022, Canada’s qualification pathway for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Indonesia 2023 and the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament 2024. Canada’s 20-man squad, coached by Mauro Biello, will compete June 18-July 3 for one of four Concacaf berths for the FIFA U-20 World Cup and one of two Concacaf berths for the Games Olympics.

Of the remaining 20 Concacaf nations, Canada are in Group E with matches against Cuba, St. Kitts and Nevis and the United States. From Group E, three nations will advance to the knockout stage. Throughout the competition, fans will find extensive coverage on Canada Soccer’s digital channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube with the hashtag #canm20.

CANADA SOCCER MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM PROGRAM
Canada Soccer’s men’s national team are three-time Concacaf champions, having previously won the Concacaf Championship in 1985, the Concacaf Gold Cup in 2000 and Concacaf Qualifiers in 2021-22. Canada recently qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and have previously competed at the 1976 and 1984 Olympics, the 1986 FIFA World Cup and the 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Canada Soccer’s youth men’s national teams have won two Concacaf titles: the 1986 and 1996 Concacaf Men’s Youth Championships. Canada has qualified for 15 FIFA Men’s Youth Tournaments: eight editions of the FIFA FIFA U-20 World Cup and seven editions of the FIFA U-17 World Cup. Canada recently qualified for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019, which was FIFA’s last junior men’s competition before the global pandemic.

CANADA:
1- GK- Ben Alexander | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy
2- FB- Noah Abatneh | ITA / SS Lazio Rome
3- FB- Kwasi Poku | CAN / Forge FC Hamilton
4-CB-Justin Smith | FRA / OGC Nice
5- CB – Jamie Knight-Lebel | ENG / Bristol City FC
6- CB- Matteo Campagna | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2
7-W-Jean-Aniel Assi | CAN / FC Cavalry
8- M- Rida Zouhir | CAN / CF Montreal
9- F- Lowell Wright | CAN / York United FC
10-M-Matt Catavolo | CAN / Value FC
11- F- Kamron Habibullah | CAN / Pacific FC
12- CB- Loïc Cloutier | CAN / CF Montreal Academy
13-FB-Kobe Franklin | CAN / Toronto FC II
14- Mr. Gabriel Pellegrino | GER / SC Freiburg
15- FB- Keesean Ferdinand | CAN / CF Montreal
16- M- Mael Henry | CAN / Montreal Impact Academy
17-M-Jesse Costa | GER / VfL Wolfsburg
18- GK- Dino Bontis | CAN / Forge FC Hamilton
19- F- Tiago Coimbra | BRA / SE Palmeiras
20- F- Hugo Mbongue Mbongue | CAN / Toronto FC II

PLAYERS IN TRAINING:
GK – Adisa De Rosario | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
CB – Jefferson Alphonse | CAN / CF Montreal
CB – Adam Pearlman | CAN / Toronto FC
FB – Eric White | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2
Mr Hugo Tavares | POR / FC Pacos de Ferreira

CANADA-AZ:
Player | Year of birth | City they grew up in | Notable youth clubs
Abatneh, Noah | 2004 | Toronto, ON, CAN | Ottawa St. Anthony SC
Alexander, Ben | 2003 | Chilliwack, BC, CAN |
Alfonso, Jefferson | 2003 | Anjou, QC, CAN | FC Anjou
Assi, Jean Aniel | 2004 | Montreal, QC, CAN | ASM LaSalle
Bontis, Dino | 2004 | Ancaster, ON, CAN | Hamilton Sparta
Campagna, Matteo | 2004 | Surrey, BC, CAN | Surrey United SC
Catavolo, Matt | 2003 | Laval, QC, CAN | ASTMP St-Michel
Cloutier, Loic | 2004 | Montreal, QC, CAN | FC Three Lakes
Coimbra, Tiago | 2004 | Vancouver, BC, CAN | Escolinha do Flamengo
Costa, Jesse | 2005 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Prostars FC
From Rosario, Adisa | 2004 | Toronto, ON, CAN |
Ferdinand, Keesean | 2003 | Montreal, QC, CAN | Riviere des Prairies
Franklin, Kobe | 2003 | Toronto, ON, CAN | SL Beach Community
Habibullah, Kamron | 2003 | Vancouver, BC, CAN | South Burnaby Metro SC
Henri, Mael | 2004 | Montreal, QC, CAN | CS Buccaneers Montreal
Knight-Lebel, Jamie | 2004 | Bristol, England | AFC Stapleton
Mbongue Mbongue, Hugo | 2004 | Toronto, ON, CAN | Cherry Beach Recreation Center
Pearlman, Adam | 2005 | Thornhill, ON, CAN | Highland Parks
Pellegrino, Gabriel | 2004 | Toronto, ON, CAN | Woodbridge SC
Poku, Kwasi | 2003 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Brampton East SC
Smith, Justin | 2003 | Voisins-le-Bretonneux, Yvelines, FRA | FC neighbors
Tavares, Hugo | 2003 | Santarém and Porto, POR | Academic Association of Santarém
White, Eric | 2003 | Coquitlam, BC, CAN | Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC
Wright, Lowell | 2003 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Brampton CSY
Zouhir, Rida | 2003 | Montreal, QC, CAN |

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