Canada men's national youth soccer teams
||It has been suggested that Canada men's national under-23 soccer team be merged into this article. (Discuss) Proposed since November 2013.|
|Nickname(s)||The Canucks, Les Rouges (The Reds)|
|Association||Canadian Soccer Association|
|Confederation||CONCACAF (North America)|
|U17: Canada 10–0 Nicaragua
(San Salvador, El Salvador; November 2, 1994)
Canada 10–0 Bermuda
(Bacolet, Trinidad; August 15, 2006)
U20: Canada 9–0 Dominican Rep.
(Tegucigalpa, Honduras; November 26, 1978)
U23: Canada 14–0 USVI
(St. John's, Canada; September 10, 2003)
Canada men's national soccer teams compete at various age levels, including U-23 (or Olympic), U-21, U-20, U-18 and U-17. Many of Canada's current internationals have played at one or more of these age levels early in their career, often working with the same coaches and teammates throughout their progression into the senior squad.
Canada's most significant accomplishments at youth level are winning the CONCACAF U-20 Championship and Francophone Games twice, reaching quarterfinals of the 2003 FIFA U-20 World Cup, and defeating Brazil U-20 2-1 in a friendly on May 19, 2006, at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta.
Canada's U-20 compete at the FIFA U-20 World Cup level, a tournament that Canada hosted in 2007, going scoreless and winless in first-round play. In 2001, Canada hosted a group in the CONCACAF qualifying cycle for the tournament in Argentina later that year, winning their group at Swangard Stadium in Vancouver.
The 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship roster.
Coach: Nick Dasovic
Unlike UEFA member associations that use U-21 regional competitions as Olympic qualifying, as a member of CONCACAF, Canada's U-23 team competes in regional qualifying in the same year as the summer Olympics and its call-ups are traditionally only limited to players under 23 years of age.
Canada won the football competition at the 1904 Summer Olympics in the United States, represented by Galt Football Club in St. Louis. The club side from modern-day Cambridge area defeated two American colleges to claim the gold medal several years before football at the Olympics was organized into competition between national sides and decades before age restrictions were put into place. The International Olympic Committee recognizes the 1900, 1904 and 1906 editions of the tournament as official international results while FIFA does not. Canada hosted the 1976 Summer Olympics, where the standing record for attendance at a soccer match in the country was set.
Known for his vocal antics on the touchline, Nick Dasovic led Canada through Olympic qualifying in 2008, drawing Mexico 1-1 and helping to eliminate the heavily favoured Mexican side in the process. After a highly promising 5-0 win over Guatemala on a night when Mexico had to better that result against Haiti but could only win 5-1, Canada fell to the United States 3-0 in the semifinal, losing out on a spot in Beijing at the Olympics that summer. Canada recovered to defeat Guatemala in the third-place playoff, a rematch of their first round game, winning on penalties (5-3) after a scoreless draw through 120 minutes.
Tony Fonseca led Canada to an opening game 0-0 draw against El Salvador. Following this, Canada stunned the United States 2-0, contributing to their surprising early elimination on home soil. Canada disappointed in their final group stage game with a 1-1 tie versus Cuba, setting up a more difficult semi-final for them against Mexico, which they would lose 3-1.
Coach: Tony Fonseca
Coach: Rob Gale
Coach: Phillip Dos Santos
- Canada women's national soccer team
- Canada women's U-20 soccer team
- Canada women's U-17 soccer team
- Quebec national soccer team
- 1986 FIFA World Cup squad
- Soccer in Canada
- The Voyageurs
- Canada selects for the FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013 – October 3, 2013
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