Men's Youth (U-20) Team
Friday, May 27, 2005
Mitchell Announces Youth Roster For Pre-tournament Camp
Ottawa, Ontario – Canada’s Men’s Youth (U-20) Head Coach Dale Mitchell has named his 22-player roster for Canada’s pre-tournament training camp and games in Lievin, France from May 31–June 6, 2005. Mitchell will name his final roster for Canada’s third consecutive FIFA World Youth Championship on June 3rd.
The team will play a friendly against Morocco on June 3rd and an exhibition against a Belgian Select team on June 6th.
"We feel like this group of players have earned the right to represent Canada at the World Youth Championships,” said Mitchell. “During the last year or so, I have seen all of them play a strong international game for the U20's. Of course, we are going to need everybody playing to their potential at the same time to make this tournament a success for us.”
Canada will travel to Tilburg, Netherlands on June 7th to take part in the FIFA World Youth Championship Netherlands 2005 from June 10–July 2 where they will compete in Group E against Colombia, Italy, and Syria. Canada will play its opening match on June 12th against Syria before playing Colombia on June 15th. Canada’s final match in the group stage is against Italy on June 18th in Kerkrade, Holland.
Second stage (Round of sixteen) play will begin on June 21st; the FIFA World Youth Championship 2005 final will take place on July 2nd in Utrecht, Holland.
Canada secured their spot after wining their group at CONCACAF qualifying with victories over Mexico, Honduras, and Jamaica; extending their CONCACAF qualifying unbeaten streak to nine games.
FIFA World Youth Championship
The FIFA World Youth Championship is a 24 nation and 52-match tournament featuring the best young 20-year-old players in the world. It is the second largest event staged by FIFA after the FIFA World Cup.
Canada’s most recent participation in this event occurred in December 2003 when its squad had its best ever finish, losing to eventual silver medalist Spain, on a golden goal in the quarter-finals held in the United Arab Emirates.
Please visit FIFA.com for more information on the FIFA World Youth Championship.
June 3, 2005 @ 18:00 Game vs. Morocco U20
June 6, 2005 @ 18:00 Game vs. Belgian Select Team
FIFA World Youth Championship Netherlands 2005
# Date Venue Match
11 12 Jun 05 17:30 TILBURG COL – ITA
12 12 Jun 05 20:30 TILBURG SYR – CAN
23 15 Jun 05 17:30 TILBURG CAN – COL
24 15 Jun 05 20:30 TILBURG ITA – SYR
29 18 Jun 05 13:30 KERKRADE ITA – CAN
30 18 Jun 05 13:30 TILBURG COL – SYR
Pos. Name Club DOB Hometown Prov
GK BEGOVIC, Asmir Portsmouth FC (England) 20-Jun-87 Edmonton AB
D BRITNER, Mathew Brown University (NCAA) 17-Apr-85 Halifax NS
M CHAROWSKI, Tomasz Duke University (NCAA) 15-Oct-85 Greenville SC
M DE JONG, Marcel Helmond Sport (Netherlands) 15-Oct-86 Toronto ON
D EDGAR, David Newcastle Utd. FC (England) 19-May-87 Kitchener ON
GK GIACOMI, Robert Glasgow Rangers (Scotland) 01-Aug-86 Richmond Hill ON
M GYAKI, Ryan Sheffield United FC (England) 06-Dec-85 Calgary AB
D HAINAULT, Andrew Montreal Impact 17-Jun-86 Hudson QC
F JOHNSON, Will Chicago Fire (USA) 21-Jan-87 Woodridge IL
D KASSAYE, Simon unattached 19-May-85 Edmonton AB
F LALLI, Franco Cavese Calcio (Italy) 11-Mar-85 Woodbridge ON
D LEDGERWOOD, Nikolas 1860 Munich (Germany) 16-Jan-85 Lethbridge AB
F LOMBARDO, Andrea Atalanta BC (Italy) 23-May-87 Toronto ON
F O'NEILL, Riley University of Kentucky (NCAA) 09-Sep-85 Campbell River BC
D PEETOOM, Brad Syracuse University (NCAA) 02-Mar-86 Abbotsford BC
M PETERS, Jaime Ipswich Town FC (England) 04-May-87 Pickering ON
D RAMALHO, Graham FC Groningen (Netherlands) 12-Jan-86 Calgary AB
M ROSENLUND, Tyler UC Santa Barbara (NCAA) 13-Sep-86 Port Coquitlam BC
M SCHIAVONI, Carlo UAB (NCAA) 19-Aug-85 Lachine QC
D STEWART, Vince Simon Fraser University (NAIA) 21-Jan-86 Delta BC
F UCCELLO, Julian Paolo Savona Calcio (Italy) 30-Oct-86 Woodbridge ON
GK WAGENAAR, Joshua Hartwick College (NCAA) 26-Feb-85 Grimsby ON
BARRETT, Angus Head of Delegation
MITCHELL, Dale Head Coach - U20 Men
DASOVIC, Nick Assistant Coach
MULDOON, Kevin Equipment Manager/GK Coach
CANNON, Eddie Athletic Therapist
CAMPBELL, Mike Doctor
IVAN, Richard Press Officer
COCHRANE, Earl National Teams Manager