The teams are set for the third annual Futsal Canadian Championship which will run 21-23 April in Kingston, ON
The teams are set for the third annual Futsal Canadian Championship which will run 21-23 April in Kingston, ON. The matches will be streamed live via CanadaSoccer.com.
Futsal Club Toronto of Ontario was the final team to punch their ticket, with a 4:3 win over last year’s defending champions, Toronto United Futsal, on 25 March. Futsal Club Toronto were the national champions in the inaugural edition of the Futsal Canadian Championship in 2015.
They join Sporting Outlaws FC of Québec and Olimpia SK FC of Saskatchewan. Sporting Outlaws FC qualified for their first appearance at the national championship by defeating Evolution Levis-est in a playoff.
Olimpia SK FC were the first team to earn their trip to Kingston, winning the Saskatchewan provincial championship tournament in February despite losing their first match 2:1 to Lakeland Rustlers United Soccer Program. In the final, Olimpia SK FC scored twice in the second half to win 3:1 over Yorkton United.
This is the first year that Saskatchewan will be represented at the Futsal Canadian Championship. Instead of a two-game final, this year’s competition will feature the three teams in a round-robin series before the championship match on Sunday.
The weekend will be hosted by Canada Soccer at Queen’s University and will also feature a Youth Futsal Clinic run by National Futsal Head Coach Kyt Selaidopoulos in the afternoon on Saturday 22 April.
The first two Futsal Canadian Championships were both won by the Ontario representative, with Futsal Club Toronto taking the title in 2015 and Toronto United Futsal winning in 2016.
Schedule of Events
Friday 21 April 2017
19.00 ET: Sporting Outlaws FC (QC) vs. Futsal Club Toronto (ON)
Saturday 22 April 2017
11.00 ET: Futsal Club Toronto (ON) vs. Olimpia SK FC (SK)
14.00 ET: Youth Futsal Clinic
18.00 ET: Olimpia SK FC (SK) vs. Sporting Outlaws FC (QC)
Sunday 23 April 2017
12.00 ET: Championship Match 1st Place Round Robin vs. 2nd Place Round Robin
14.00 ET: Awards Ceremony
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