Canada national futsal team

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]

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)

Tournaments enteredEdit

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

Current squadEdit

The following is the squad that will play the 2021 CONCACAF Futsal Championship from May 3 to 9, 2021.[15]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Josh Lemos 12 0   Milwaukee Wave
13 GK Louis-Philippe Simard 2 0   Spartiates Sports Club
11 DF Daniel Chamale 13 1   Milwaukee Wave
3 DF Bila Dicko-Raynauld 0 0   Sporting Québec FC
2 DF Eduardo Jauregui 14 1   Toronto Idolo Futsal
4 DF Maxime Leconte 2 0   Spartiates Sports Club
8 WI Nazim Belguendouz 10 7   Spartiates Sports Club
6 WI Ian Bennett 14 1   Milwaukee Wave
14 WI Safwane Mlah 0 0   Sporting Montreal
10 WI Robert Renaud 8 0   Milwaukee Wave
7 WI Marco Rodriguez 8 1   Toronto Idolo Futsal
12 PI Damion Graham 0 0   Toronto Idolo Futsal
9 PI Frederico Moojen 8 5   Dallas Sidekicks
5 PI Jayzinho 0 0 free agent

NotesEdit

  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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Futsal National Team". canadasoccer.com. Retrieved April 30, 2021.
  2. ^ "ranking | Futsal World Ranking". futsalworldranking.com. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
  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). "CANADA SOCCER NAMES ROSTER FOR 2021 CONCACAF FUTSAL CHAMPIONSHIP". The Link. Retrieved January 20, 2018.