Canada qualify for Quarterfinals at the Concacaf Boys’ Under-15 Championship
Canada have qualified for the knockout phase at the 2023 Concacaf Boys’ Under-15 Championship after back-to-back wins in the group phase against Dominican Republic and Guatemala. Canada won 2:0 over Guatemala on Monday 7 August with goals on either side of the break by William Daniels and André Ali-Gayapersad. Goalkeeper Dominic Kantorowicz and his backline posted the clean sheet.
“It was a game of adversity and the boys dealt with it really well as they were focused on their tasks throughout the match,” said Mike Vitulano, Canada’s U-15 Coach. “The group should be proud, sitting at the top of the table with six points, but we’re already onto the next task and focused on Tuesday’s match against Panama.”
Match centre / centre du match :https://canadasoccer.com/national-team-match-past/?matchId=4482
Canada will face Panama on Tuesday 8 August in their final group phase match at the Estadio Olímpico Félix Sánchez in Santo Domingo. From there, two nations from each of four groups will advance to the Thursday Quarterfinals and then the top-four nations will play on both Friday 11 August in the Concacaf Semifinals and Sunday 13 August in either the Match for 3rd Place or the Concacaf Final.
Every match will be broadcast live on Concacafgo, with extended coverage across Canada Soccer’s channels from CanadaSoccer.com to Facebook, Instagram, Threads, TikTok, Twitter and Youtube featuring the hashtags #canm15.
This Canada’s third participation at the Concacaf Boys’ Under-15 Championship, having reached the Concacaf Semifinals in both 2017 and 2019 (there was no tournament in 2021 because of the global pandemic). Matches are 70 minutes long and Canada will train with a squad of 22 players including four alternates, with all players in the competition born 2008 or later.
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CAN 2:0 GUA
2023-08-07 Santo Domingo, DOM
Estadio Olímpico Félix Sánchez, att.75
Referee / Arbitre : Felix Mojica (Leonel Garcia, Alfredo Chavez, Shekiel Jokil)
Goals / Buts
CAN 28′ William Daniels (left foot / pied gauche) 1-0 (rebound/rebondissement)
CAN 63′ Kemari Record-Wright (left foot / pied gauche) 2-0 (a.Richard Chukwu)
CANADA – 1 GK Dominic Kantorowicz; 2 Sahil Deo (12 Josh Ntezirayayo 70’+2), 5 Daniel Panait, 6 Sergei Kozlovskiy, 13 Richard Chukwu capt. (7 Shola Jimoh 67′), 14 Dylan Judelson (4 Tim Fortier 53′), 10 Kevin Khan (17 Philip Biskupski 67′), 8 Aghilas Abdelmalek Sadek, 16 Grady McDonnell (André Ali-Gayapersad 53′), 3 William Daniels. Coach / Entraîneur Mike Vitulano. Unused substitutes / substituts non utilisés: 18 GK Jean-Christophe Belzile; 15 Spencer Sappleton.
Performance of the Match / Performance du match: Kemari Record-Wright
#canm15 Concacaf Boys’ Under-15 Championship / Championnat U15 de la Concacaf : https://canadasoccer.com/national/camps/?camp_id=1670
#canm15 Team Photo / Photo de l’équipe : https://www.flickr.com/photos/canadasoccer/53098697275
Group C Standings / Classement du groupe C
6 pts (+5) | Canada
4 pts (+2) | Panama
1 pt ( -2) | Guatemala
0 pts ( -5) | Dominican Republic / République dominicaine
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