The Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team will face Martinique in the group phase of the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup today. (Photo – Canada Soccer)
Canada will also phase Haiti on 15th of July and USA on 18th of July during the group phase of 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup.
“The Concacaf Gold Cup is a great opportunity for this team to continue building together,” John Herdman, Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team Head Coach, quoted in a statement by Soccer Canada said.
Herman further added “For many, this is their first experience of a tournament at this level and for others they are ready to compete with Concacaf’s best. We will take it game by game and enjoy each challenge with the aim of pushing as far a we can in the tournament while building for FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in September.”
Meanwhile, the Soccer Canada said the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup provides Canada’s exciting young team with an important opportunity to build momentum and gain valuable experience while playing meaningful matches against some of the top nations in the region ahead of the Concacaf Final Round in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.
Canada’s squad features a mix of youth and experience, with 14 of Canada’s players with 10 or less international “A” matches under their belts, the Soccer Canada said, adding that in all, the squad features 11 Concacaf Gold Cup debutants and 11 returning players including midfielders Jonathan Osorio and Samuel Piette who will both participate in their fifth consecutive confederation championship since 2013.
Forward Cyle Larin will participate in his fourth consecutive Concacaf Gold Cup since 2015, the Soccer Canada said.