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THREE FINALISTS TO COMPETE FOR FUTSAL CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP

MEN’S ONTARIO FUTSAL CUP CHAMPIONS, FUTSAL CLUB TORONTO, WILL TAKE ON CHAMPS FROM QUEBEC AND SASKATCHEWAN

(Queen’s University will play host Apr. 21 – 23)

Courtesy of Ontario Soccer

April 11, 2017

The teams are set for the third annual Futsal Canadian Championship which will run 21-23 April in Kingston, ON. The matches will be streamed live via CanadaSoccer.com.

Futsal Club Toronto, who defeated Toronto United Futsal 4-3 in the Ontario provincial championship, will play their first game Apr. 21 at Queen’s University, against the Quebec provincial champion.

Futsal Club Toronto were the national champions in the inaugural edition of the Futsal Canadian Championship in 2015.

They join Sporting Outlaws FC of Québec and Olimpia SK FC of Saskatchewan. Sporting Outlaws FC qualified for their first appearance at the national championship by defeating Evolution Levis-est in a playoff.

Olimpia SK FC were the first team to earn their trip to Kingston, winning the Saskatchewan provincial championship tournament in February despite losing their first match 2:1 to Lakeland Rustlers United Soccer Program. In the final, Olimpia SK FC scored twice in the second half to win 3:1 over Yorkton United.

This is the first year that Saskatchewan will be represented at the Futsal Canadian Championship. Instead of a two-game final, this year’s competition will feature the three teams in a round-robin series before the championship match on Sunday.

The weekend will be hosted by Canada Soccer at Queen’s University and will also feature a Youth Futsal Clinic run by National Futsal Head Coach Kyt Selaidopoulos in the afternoon on Saturday 22 April.

The first two Futsal Canadian Championships were both won by the Ontario representative, with Futsal Club Toronto taking the title in 2015 and Toronto United Futsal winning in 2016.

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