Canada national futsal team

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Canada
Nickname(s)CanFutsal
AssociationCanadian Soccer Association
ConfederationCONCACAF
Head coachKyt Selaidopoulos[1]
Asst coachLorenzo Redwood Mike Vitulano
FIFA codeCAN
FIFA ranking53[2]
Home colours
Away colours
First international
 Argentina 3–1 Canada 
('s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands; January 6, 1989)[3]
Biggest win
 Japan 2–6 Canada 
(Leeuwarden, Netherlands; January 8, 1989)[4]  El Salvador 2–6 Canada 
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; June 29, 2012)[5]
Biggest defeat
 Panama 7–1 Canada 
(Panama City, Panama; May 22, 2004)[6]
World Cup
Appearances1 (First in 1989)
Best result12th place, (1989)
World Cup
Appearances7 (First in 1985)
Best result11th place, (1985)
North and Central American Futsal Championship
Appearances2 (First in 2012)
Best result6th place, 2016
Grand Prix de Futsal
Appearances1 (First in 2008)
Best result16th place, (2008)

The Canadian national futsal team is a futsal team that represents Canada at international competitions. It is controlled by the Canadian Soccer Association and affiliated with CONCACAF. Their first FIFA sanctioned international was played in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands at the 1989 FIFA Futsal World Cup against Argentina. The match resulted in a 3–1 loss. The team is coached by Kyt Selaidopoulos. Their most recent tournament was the 2016 CONCACAF Futsal Championship, where the team finished one point away from qualifying for the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup.[7]

Tournaments entered[edit]

Tournament Final placing
Spain 1985 FIFUSA Futsal World Cup 11th[8]
Australia 1988 FIFUSA Futsal World Cup 13th[9]
Netherlands 1989 FIFA Futsal World Cup 12th
Italy 1991 FIFUSA Futsal World Cup 18th[10]
Argentina 1994 FIFUSA Futsal World Cup 16th[11]
Paraguay 2003 AMF Futsal Men's World Cup 16th
United States Futsal Goal Cup 2003 3rd[12]
Panama 2004 CONCACAF Futsal Championship Qualifying Playoff Lost[13][note 1]
Argentina 2007 AMF Futsal Men's World Cup 12th
Brazil 2008 Grand Prix de Futsal 16th
Colombia 2011 AMF Futsal Men's World Cup 14th
Guatemala 2012 CONCACAF Futsal Championship Qualifying Playoff Won[14][note 2]
Guatemala 2012 CONCACAF Futsal Championship 7th
Costa Rica 2016 CONCACAF Futsal Championship North American Zone Qualification Won[note 3]
Costa Rica 2016 CONCACAF Futsal Championship 6th

Current squad[edit]

The following is the squad that participated in a camp and two game exhibition series against Costa Rica from January 15 to 21, 2018.[15][16]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
4 FP Diyaeddine Abzi (1998-11-23) November 23, 1998 (age 21) 1 1 Canada Montréal Sporting Outlaws FC
13 FP Reda Agourram (1990-10-12) October 12, 1990 (age 29) 1 1 Canada Sparte FC
8 FP Nazim Belguendouz (1991-04-29) April 29, 1991 (age 28) 7 6 Canada Sparte FC
1 GK Luigi Caruso (1989-07-24) July 24, 1989 (age 30) 1 0 Canada Toronto Idolo Futsal
12 FP Nicolas Gonzalez (1986-07-27) July 27, 1986 (age 33) 1 0 Canada Calgary Villains FC
14 GK Khalid Ismail (1984-07-07) July 7, 1984 (age 35) 0 0 Canada Montréal United FC
3 FP Oussama Laguel (1996-02-08) February 8, 1996 (age 23) 1 0 Canada Montréal Sporting Outlaws FC
2 FP Maxime Leconte (1990-10-29) October 29, 1990 (age 29) 1 0 Canada Sparte FC
10 FP Jacob Orellana (1995-02-09) February 9, 1995 (age 24) 7 1 Canada Toronto Idolo Futsal
11 FP Aziah Reid (1997-02-02) February 2, 1997 (age 22) 1 0 Canada Futsal Club Toronto
6 FP Matthew Rios (1989-10-06) October 6, 1989 (age 30) 13 3 Canada Futsal Club Toronto
5 FP Luis Rocha (1995-07-04) July 4, 1995 (age 24) 1 0 Canada Toronto Idolo Futsal
9 FP Jay Tomchuk (1984-04-25) April 25, 1984 (age 35) 1 0 Canada Saskatoon New Generation FC
7 FP Dylan Tooby (1992-10-22) October 22, 1992 (age 27) 1 0 Canada Calgary Foothills Darts FC

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This tournament was a two game aggregate score playoff to determine a qualifier for the 2004 CONCACAF Futsal Championship.
  2. ^ This tournament was a two game, aggregate score playoff to determine the qualifier for the fourth spot in Group A at the 2012 CONCACAF Futsal Championship.
  3. ^ This tournament was a two game, aggregate score playoff to determine the second qualifier from the North American Zone for the 2016 CONCACAF Futsal Championship.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Futsal Team | Canadian Soccer". canadasoccer.com. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  2. ^ "ranking | Futsal World Ranking". futsalworldranking.be. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
  3. ^ "1989-01-06 - Canada vs Argentina | Canadian Soccer". canadasoccer.com. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
  4. ^ "1989-01-08 - Canada vs Japan | Canadian Soccer". canadasoccer.com. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
  5. ^ "2012-06-29 - Canada vs El Salvador | Canadian Soccer". canadasoccer.com. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
  6. ^ "2004-05-22 - Canada vs Panama | Canadian Soccer". canadasoccer.com. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
  7. ^ "Futsal Team | Canadian Soccer". canadasoccer.com. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  8. ^ "FIFUSA World Championship". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  9. ^ "FIFUSA World Championship". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  10. ^ "FIFUSA World Championship". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  11. ^ "FIFUSA World Championship". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  12. ^ Administrator. "Futsal Goal Cup 2003". www.futsalcanada.ca. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  13. ^ "CONCACAF 2004 Futsal Tournament Recap" (PDF). concacaf.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 20, 2016. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  14. ^ "Canada Soccer". canadasoccer.com. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  15. ^ Perez, Alexander (January 15, 2018). "Team Canada Futsal Travels to Costa Rica for Upcoming Exhibition Matches". The Link. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  16. ^ "[2018-01] Futsal international series in Costa Rica". canadasoccer.com. Retrieved January 20, 2018.