Canada announces roster for Iceland friendly

Canadian roster for international friendly



Canada’s men’s national team announced their roster today for their international friendly with Iceland. The Canucks will travel to Reykjavik this week for their first-ever meeting with Iceland on 22 August. Newly-appointed national coach Dale Mitchell has selected 17 players for this first trip with the senior team.



As this particular international friendly match is in Iceland, Canada will be taking a roster featuring European-based players. Ten of the 17 players recently represented Canada at the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Paul Stalteri (59 senior caps) and Richard Hastings (43) are the most experienced players on the squad. Asmir Begovic and Nik Ledgerwood, both two-time members of past FIFA U-20 World Cup teams, are the least experienced players as each have yet to win their first senior cap.

Canadian roster for international friendly



Canada’s men’s national team announced their roster today for their international friendly with Iceland. The Canucks will travel to Reykjavik this week for their first-ever meeting with Iceland on 22 August. Newly-appointed national coach Dale Mitchell has selected 17 players for this first trip with the senior team.



As this particular international friendly match is in Iceland, Canada will be taking a roster featuring European-based players. Ten of the 17 players recently represented Canada at the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Paul Stalteri (59 senior caps) and Richard Hastings (43) are the most experienced players on the squad. Asmir Begovic and Nik Ledgerwood, both two-time members of past FIFA U-20 World Cup teams, are the least experienced players as each have yet to win their first senior cap.



“You can see by looking at the squad that it is a European-based squad,” said Mitchell. “It is a midweek game in Europe, so it is an ideal time to get the majority of our European-based players together. We’ll look to incorporate our North American-based players in our match against Costa Rica (at home in Toronto on 12 September).”



This will be the first international match between Canada and Iceland. It is also Mitchell’s first match as senior head coach and Canada’s first match since the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup.



Canada is currently ranked fourth amongst CONCACAF countries in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings with 562 points, just five back of third-place Costa Rica. Canada will face Costa Rica next in Mitchell’s first domestic match as senior head coach on 12 September in Toronto.



Head of delegation / Chef de délégation : Colin Linford

Head Coach / Entraîneur-chef :Dale Mitchell

Assistant Coach / Entraîneur adjoint : Stephen Hart

Assistant Coach / Entraîneur adjoint : Nick Dasovic

Manager / Gérant : Morgan Quarry

Physiotherapist / Physiothérapeute : Ted Tilbury

Physiotherapist / Physiothérapeute : Dave Foley

Equipment manager / Gérant d’équipements : Mike Moretto

Video coach / Entraîneur video : Vic Mendes



1 Hirschfeld, Lars

2 Ledgerwood, Nik

3 Klukowski, Mike

5 Hainault, Andre

6 De Guzman, Julian

7 Stalteri, Paul

8 Bernier, Patrice

9 Radzinski, Tomasz

10 Friend, Rob

11 Hastings, Richard

12 Nakajima-Farran, Issey

13 Hutchinson, Atiba

14 Imhof, Daniel

15 Occean, Olivier

16 Gerba, Ali

17 Hume, Iain

22 Begovic, Asmir

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