Head Coach Kyt Selaidopoulos whom is responsible for leading the Canadian National Futsal Team in the 2016 CONCACAF Futsal Championship has called up 8 players from Futsal Club Toronto. All but one of Futsal Club Toronto players have had the opportunity to participate in official futsal international competition i.e 2012 CONCACAF Futsal Championships, 2014 CONCACAF Futsal Club Championship & the 2015 Intercontinental Futsal Club Championships.
Veteran and club captain Alvaro Yaques, a former professional futsal player from Montevideo, Uruguay’s Club Nacional de Futbol Club has declined the invitation along with Technical Director Roy Blanche whom has declined the position of Assistant Coach for this years qualifiers.
We wish all the players the best of luck throughout the process.
Canada will face the United States in a two-leg series to secure the final spot in Group B alongside: Cuba, Curacao and head of the group Costa Rica.
The National Futsal Camp will be held Saturday, March 19th 10:00am at Futsal Club Toronto’s home grounds in Canlan Sportsplex, Mississauga.
Courtesy of www.canadasoccer.com
Canada Soccer has called a pool of 28 players to the National Futsal Team’s evaluation camp in Vaughan, Ontario. Coach Kyt Selaidopoulos will have charge of the three-day camp that runs 18-20 March in preparation for the upcoming 2016 CONCACAF Futsal Championship.
Coach Selaidopoulos will use the upcoming camp to select a final group of players for the international matches in May. Coach Selaidopoulos has had the chance to observe these players with the clubs, including recent provincial and league competitions on the road to the 2016 Futsal Canadian Championship.
“These are exciting times in the coming days and weeks on the road to the CONCACAF Futsal Championship,” said Selaidopoulos. “From what we have seen over the past few weeks, the talent we have in Canada is very encouraging and promising.”
Canada will actually learn their international road map this Wednesday 16 March through the Official Draw for the CONCACAF Futsal Championship. The draw will determine Canada’s opponents on the road to the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016. CONCACAF’s Official Draw will be streamed live on CONCACAF.com starting at 12.30 local (14.30 ET / 11.30 PT) from the Hotel Barceló San José Palacio.
“We have selected a big pool of players, so it will be important to select profile players that believe in our program and are ready to commit to the task.”
Canada will face USA in a two-match play-in series on 4 and 5 May in San José, Costa Rica. The winner then advances to the eight-nation 2016 CONCACAF Futsal Championship, which runs 8-14 May at the BN Arena. The FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 runs 10 September to 1 October.
GK- Luigi Caruso | CAN / Toronto Idolo Futsal
GK- Vincent Cournoyer | CAN / Royal Sélect de Beauport
GK- Joshua Lemos | CAN / Toronto United Futsal
GK- Brandon Lima | CAN / Futsal Club Toronto
Harry Ahumada | CAN / Toronto United Futsal
Nazim Belguendouz | CAN / FC Grenadiers
Ian Bennett | USA / Milwaukee Wave
Nicolas Bertrand | CAN / FC Sparte
Daniel Chamale | CAN / Futsal Club Toronto
Hector Contreras | CAN / Outlaws FC
Kevin Correa | CAN / Futsal Club Toronto
Bryan DaCruz | CAN / Barrie Futsal Club
Matias Dimarco | CAN / Toronto Idolo Futsal
Roberto Galle | CAN / Toronto Idolo Futsal
Damion Graham | CAN / Toronto Idolo Futsal
Desmond Humphrey | CAN / Toronto United Futsal
Eduardo Jauregui | CAN / Futsal Club Toronto
Maxime Leconte | CAN / FC Sparte
Chris Lemire | CAN / Edmonton Scottish
Frederico Moojen | USA / St. Louis Ambush
Marcelo Oertel | CAN / Futsal Club Toronto
Giuliano Oliviero | USA / Milwaukee Wave
Jacob Orellana | CAN / Toronto Idolo Futsal
Joshua Paredes-Procter | CAN / Futsal Club Toronto
Aziah Reid | CAN / Futsal Club Toronto
Robert Renaud | CAN / Alibiceleste
Matthew Rios | CAN / Toronto Idolo Futsal Club
Marco Rodriguez | CAN / Toronto United Futsal
Futsal Club Toronto – Camp Participants