Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Men’s World Cup team head coach Holger Osieck today released the 20-man roster for the upcoming international tournament in Cairo, Egypt involving Canada, Egypt, Korea and Iran.
Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Men’s World Cup team head coach Holger Osieck today released the 20-man roster for the upcoming international tournament in Cairo, Egypt involving Canada, Egypt, Korea and Iran. Canada will play the hosts on April 24 at the National Stadium in Cairo while Iran and Korea face each other in the first game. The winners and losers will play each other on April 26 in the final and the consolation final.
The squad marks the return of Ante Jazic, who scored for Rapid Vienna in the Austrian Cup on Wednesday. Jazic last played for Canada on May 29, 1999 vs Guatemala and has made two appearances with the World Cup team. Craig Forrest makes his first appearance with the World Cup team since being named the Most Valuable Player at the 2000 Gold Cup in February, 2000. Forrest missed Canada’s World Cup Qualifying campaign after undergoing two hernia operations.
Osieck has also included newcomer Tam Nsaliwa who played a significant part in Canada’s successful qualification for the upcoming FIFA World Youth Championship at the Football Confederation Qualifying Tournament in Victoria, BC with the Men’s Under-20 team.
Canadian Men’s World Cup Team Schedule
(subject to change)
Sunday, April 22 Meet in Cairo
Monday, April 23 Training in Cairo
Tuesday, April 24 CANADA VS EGYPTt(8:30 p.m. local time, 1:30 p.m. EDT)
Wednesday, April 25 Training in Cairo
Thursday, April 26 CANADA VS IRAN OR KOREA (6:00 or 8:30 p.m. local time, 11:00 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. EDT)
Andy SharpettHead of Delegation
Holger OsieckttHead Coach
Bruce TwamleyttAssistant Coach
Kevin MuldoonttEquipment Manager/Goalkeeping Coach
Dr. Rudy GittenstTeam Doctor
Gunther Hans BrunstMassage Therapist
Morgan QuarryttDirector of Communications/World Cup Team Manager
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