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CONCACAF U20s Preview: Canada vs. Antigua & Barbuda

By Staff, 02/22/17, 10:31AM EST


Canada aims for some redemption in its final game of the tournament

Photo courtesy Canada Soccer Association

SAN JUAN, Costa Rica – Canada’s Men’s U20s conclude their run at the 2017 CONCACAF U20 Championship on Thursday afternoon when they face Antigua & Barbuda at the Estadio Ricardo Saprissa. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. ET.

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Canada news and notes

  • Canada was eliminated from contention for the tournament’s final stage with a 5-0 defeat against Mexico on Monday night.

  • New Ottawa Fury FC signing Thomas Meilleur-Giguere captained the side for a second time, and helped Canada’s back line hold firm for the first half-hour, but two goals late in the first half proved too big of a hole to emerge from.

  • All five players from Toronto FC II saw action in the contest, with Liam Fraser and Luca Uccello both making their second starts of the tournament in midfield.

  • Four players from the current squad – including TFC II’s Shaan Hundal and Dante Campbell – are eligible to return in two years as Canada will again try to earn a first FIFA U20 World Cup berth since 2007.

Antigua & Barbuda news and notes

  • Antigua & Barbuda has also been eliminated from contention for the final stage after falling 4-1 to Honduras on Monday.

  • Luther Wildin scored an impressive individual goal to pull the Benna Boyz within a goal after having gone two goals down, but Honduras answered quickly with a goal of their own before wrapping up victory.

  • Antigua & Barbuda features new Seattle Sounders FC 2 forward Javorn Stevens, who has captained the side in both games so far.

  • The Benna Boyz have experienced some misfortune too, with the side conceding own goals by Vashami Allen against Mexico, and Jarmarlie Stevens against Honduras.

Tournament hashtag:

  • #CU20CRC

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