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8 Ontario futsal players named to Canada National Futsal squad

By Staff, 01/27/20, 1:15PM EST


Canada will play a two-match friendly series in Costa Rica

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Canada Soccer’s Futsal National Team has named a 17-man roster for its two-match international friendly series with defending back-to-back Concacaf Futsal Championship winners Costa Rica. The team will play 31 January and 1 February in San Rafael, CRC as part of their preparations for the 2020 Concacaf Futsal Championship scheduled for 1-10 May in Guatemala.

Canada last faced Costa Rica in a January 2018 two-match series in San Jose, CRC. Canada fell 4:5 in the opening match and 0:5 in the second match. The program also faced Costa Rica in an opening match thriller at the 2016 Concacaf Futsal Championship falling 2:3 despite two goals from eventual tournament Golden Boot winner Freddy Moojen.

“This series comes at the perfect time for this group who have been together three times in the past number of months in preparation for the 2020 Concacaf Futsal Championship,” said Head Coach Kyt Selaidopoulos. “There are some tough roster decisions to be made ahead of Guatemala and this two-match series gives us an opportunity to evaluate each position against the toughest of confederation opponents in Costa Rica.”

Returning players from 2016 include Moojen, Renaud, Ian Bennett, Nazim Belguendouz, Daniel Chamale, 2018 Futsal National Team Player of the Year Jacob Orellana, Eduardo Jauregui, and Marco Rodriguez.

Canada Soccer’s Futsal National Team
Futsal is a unique, fast-paced indoor sport played across Canada and around the world. Canada Soccer is committed to the growth and promotion of the game. At the elite club level, Canada Soccer supports domestic competition through the annual Canada Soccer Futsal Canadian Championship. Canada Soccer also supports playing opportunities provided by the Futsal National Team in international competitions including the Concacaf Futsal Championship and FIFA Futsal World Cup.

GK- Luigi Caruso | CAN / Toronto Idolo Futsal
GK- Brandon Lima | CAN / Futsal Club Toronto
GK- Louis-Philippe Simard | CAN / Spartiates Sports Club
D- Daniel Chamale | USA / Milwaukee Wave
D- Eduardo Jauregui | CAN / Toronto Idolo Futsal
D- Maxime Leconte | CAN / Spartiates Sports Club
M- Nazim Belguendouz | CAN / Spartiates Sports Club
M- Ian Bennett | USA / Milwaukee Wave
M- Mohamed Farsi | CAN / Sporting Montreal
M- Jacob Orellana | CAN / Toronto Idolo Futsal
M- Luis Rocha | CAN / Toronto Idolo Futsal
M- Marco Rodriguez | CAN / Toronto Idolo Futsal
T- Jean-William Lumbreras | CAN / Spartiates Sports Club
T- Frederico Moojen | USA / Dallas Sidekicks
T- Robert Renaud | USA / Milwaukee Wave
T- Matthew Rios | CAN / UMSC Futsal
T- Jay Tomchuk | CAN / Saskatoon Olimpia SK FC

Belguendouz, Nazim | 28 | Montréal,QC, CAN |
Bennett, Ian | 36 | Hamilton, ON, CAN | Mount Hamilton SC
Caruso, Luigi | 30 | Toronto, ON, CAN | Glen Shields FC
Chamale, Daniel | 26 | Toronto, ON, CAN | Toronto Eagles

Farsi, Mohamed | 20 | Montréal, QC, CAN | CS Boucaniers Montréal
Jauregui, Eduardo | 35 | Toronto, ON, CAN | Toronto Colombia
Leconte, Maxime | 29 | Nantes, FRA | Nantes
Lima, Brandon | 25 | |
Lumbreras, Jean-William | 31 | Montréal, QC, CAN | Jean-Talon Rosemont
Moojen, Frederico | 36 | Balneário Camboriú, BRA |
Orellana, Jacob | 24 | Toronto, ON, CAN | Club Uruguay Toronto
Renaud, Robert | 26 | Laval, QC, CAN | Delta Laval
Rios, Matthew | 30 | Toronto, ON, CAN | Deportivo Colombia
Rocha, Luis | 24 | Toronto, ON, CAN | Toronto Eagles SC
Rodriguez, Marco | 28 | Maple, ON, CAN | Club Uruguay Toronto

Simard, Louis-Philippe | 26 | Laval, QC, CAN | CS Monteuil Laval
Tomchuk, Jay | 34 | Saskatoon, SK, CAN | Saskatoon Hollandia