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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old November 26th, 2005, 00:46 Thread Starter
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Francophone Games (U-19) Dec. 5-18

Canada off to Niger for Francophone Games
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Canada has been drawn into a very difficult group with three talented African nations – Cameroon, Ivory Coast, and Games-host Niger. The young Canucks will open the Games against the ‘Indomitable Lions’ of Cameroon on December 6th. Two days later they will play the host nation before rounding off the opening round against Ivory Coast on December 10th.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old November 27th, 2005, 16:41
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I dont think Niger will be any problem for Canada. However, I dont see them picking up points against Cameroon or Ivory Coast, especially given the African environment (if you think it doesnt have much of an impact, you're dead wrong!).
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Thursday, December 01, 2005
Doliscat Forced to Make Changes

Canada’s Francophone Games Head Coach, Rudy Doliscat, has had to make some last minute changes to his 2005 Francophone Games roster.

In an unfortunate training incident on Sunday (November 28th), highly-touted midfielder Jonathan Beaulieu-Bourgault, limped off the training field with what has been diagnosed as a spiral fracture of his right fibula.

Beaulieu-Bourgault, who recently signed in Germany with Hamburg-based FC St. Pauli, is likely to miss 4-6 weeks with the injury. If there is any fortunate news for Beaulieu-Bourgault, it is that the injury has occurred a few weeks prior to the German winter-break, thus limiting the time away from training.

In order to fill the void left by Beaulieu-Bourgault’s departure, Doliscat has summoned two players to bolster his current roster.

University of Alabama-Birmingham midfielder Derek Rios and University of Louisville defender John Jonke have both been added to the roster and are expected to arrive in Morocco on December 1st.

The call to play for Canada is the first for the freshman defender, Jonke. The Pickering, ON native will be looking to impress the Canadian staff in Niger for what could be an eventual invite to Dale Mitchell’s next U20 training camp.

For Rios, the call signifies a return to the National Team fold. The young midfielder last featured for Canada in the summer of 2003 in a 3-1 loss to the US in Blaine, MN. Rios scored the equalizer mid-way through that match before two late goals (in minute 77 and 90+) saw off the Canadians.

The Canadians will depart Morocco for Niamey, Niger on December 5th and will open the Francophone Games against Cameroon on December 6th, 2005.
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December 6 result:

Cameroon 5-0 Canada
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December 8 result:

Niger 6-1 Canada

Yay! we scored a goal! :eekani: :rollani:

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Canada, through striker Alex Elliott, was able to grab a late consolation goal in the dying moments of the match.
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congrats for this goal

I strictly have nothing to say but I want that comes out.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old December 11th, 2005, 14:27
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Ivory Coast 2 Canada 0

Canada send an U18 team to an U19 event. Looks like this event was used as a way to take a look at the U20 2007 player pool.

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Looks like this event was used as a way to take a look at the U20 2007 player pool.
Yes.

...fourteen of the seventeen will be auditioning for places in Dale Mitchell’s U20 National Team – the team that will host the world’s best youth players in the summer of 2007 when Canada hosts the FIFA World Youth Championship...

I guess we have some work to do!
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I almost predicted it. I still thought Canada would do good against Niger but not even. Its embarassing that Canada loses to them, no matter how young the players are. Anyone that follows African soccer can attest to that!
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