Canada Soccer announces CanM20 squad for CONCACAF Men's U20 Championship
Canada Soccer have announced their squad for the upcoming 2022 Concacaf Men’s Under-20 Championship, Canada’s qualification route for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Indonesia 2023 and Men’s Olympic Football Tournament 2024. Canada’s 20-player squad, coached by Mauro Biello, will compete from 18 June to 3 July for one of four Concacaf berths to the FIFA U-20 World Cup and one of two Concacaf berths to the Olympic Games.
From 20 remaining Concacaf nations, Canada are in Group E with matches against Cuba, Saint Kitts & Nevis and USA. From Group E, three nations will advance to the knockout phase. Throughout the competition, fans will find extended coverage across Canada Soccer’s digital channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube featuring the hashtag #canm20.
CANADA SOCCER’S MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM PROGRAM
Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team are three-time Concacaf champions, previously winning the 1985 Concacaf Championship, 2000 Concacaf Gold Cup, and 2021-22 Concacaf Qualifiers. Canada most recently qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar and have previously featured at the 1976 and 1984 Olympic Games, the 1986 FIFA World Cup, and the 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup.
Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Youth Teams have won two Concacaf titles: both the 1986 and 1996 Concacaf Men’s Youth Championships. Canada have qualified for 15 FIFA men’s youth tournaments: eight editions of the FIFA U-20 World Cup and seven editions of the FIFA U-17 World Cup. Canada most recently qualified for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019, which was the last FIFA men’s youth competition before the global pandemic.
1- GK- Ben Alexander | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy
2- FB- Noah Abatneh | ITA / SS Lazio Rome
3- FB- Kwasi Poku | CAN / Forge FC Hamilton
4- CB- Justin Smith | FRA / OGC Nice
5- CB- Jamie Knight-Lebel | ENG / Bristol City FC
6- CB- Matteo Campagna | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2
7- W- Jean-Aniel Assi | CAN / Cavalry FC
8- M- Rida Zouhir | CAN / CF Montréal
9- F- Lowell Wright | CAN / York United FC
10- M- Matt Catavolo | CAN / Valour FC
11- F- Kamron Habibullah | CAN / Pacific FC
12- CB- Loïc Cloutier | CAN / Académie de CF Montréal
13- FB- Kobe Franklin | CAN / Toronto FC II
14- M- Gabriel Pellegrino | GER / SC Freiburg
15- FB- Keesean Ferdinand | CAN / CF Montréal
16- M- Maël Henry | CAN / Académie de l’Impact de Montréal
17- M- Jesse Costa | GER / VfL Wolfsburg
18- GK- Dino Bontis | CAN / Forge FC Hamilton
19- F- Tiago Coimbra | BRA / SE Palmeiras
20- F- Hugo Mbongue Mbongue | CAN / Toronto FC II
GK- Adisa De Rosario | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
CB- Jefferson Alphonse | CAN / CF Montréal
CB- Adam Pearlman | CAN / Toronto FC
FB- Eric White | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2
M- Hugo Tavares | POR / FC Paços de Ferreira