Canada Men’s National Team announces updated squad for FIFA World Cup Qualifiers


The Canada Soccer on Friday announced an updated squad for Men’s National Team for FIFA World Cup Qualifiers matches. (Photo Credit – Canada Soccer)

The Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team will face Mexico, Jamaica, and Panama in the Concacaf Final Round on 7th, 10th, and 13th October.

Canada’s squad features players from professional clubs in Concacaf, Asia and Europe, including current UEFA Champions League players Jonathan David of Lille OSC in France, Alphonso Davies of FC Bayern München in Germany, and both Atiba Hutchinson and Cyle Larin from Beşiktaş JK in Turkey, according to a statement released by Canada Soccer.

The statement further added that other Canada squad members currently in Europe include fullback Samuel Adekugbe of Hatayspor FC in Turkey, goalkeeper Milan Borjan of Red Star Belgrade in Serbia, midfielder Stephen Eustáquio of FC Paços de Ferreira in Portugal, Junior Hoilett of Reading FC in England, centre back Steven Vitória of Moreirense FC in Portugal and midfielder David Wotherspoon of St. Johnstone FC in Scotland.

Joining the squad for the October window are forward Charles-Andreas Brym of FC Eindhoven, centre back Derek Cornelius of Panetolikos FC in Greece and forward Liam Millar of FC Basel in Switzerland.

From Canada’s three MLS clubs, the returning call ups include forward Lucas Cavallini and goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau of Vancouver Whitecaps FC, fullback Richie Laryea and midfielder Jonathan Osorio of Toronto FC, and goalkeeper James Pantemis, centre back Kamal Miller, and midfielder Samuel Piette of CF Montréal, the Canada Soccer said, adding that fullback Zachary Brault-Guillard of CF Montréal and Jacob Shaffelburg of Toronto FC have joined the squad for the October window.

The Canada Soccer also added that other returning call ups from MLS are forward Tajon Buchanan of New England Revolution, midfielder Liam Fraser of Columbus Crew SC, fullback Alistair Johnston of Nashville SC, and midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye of Colorado Rapids. Centre back Doneil Henry plays for Suwon Samsung Bluewings in Korea Republic.

Canada Squad:

GK- Milan Borjan | SRB / FK Crvena zvezda (Red Star Belgrade)
GK- Maxime Crépeau | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
GK- James Pantemis | CAN / CF Montréal
CB- Derek Cornelius | GRE / Panetolikos FC
CB- Doneil Henry | KOR / Suwon Samsung Bluewings
CB- Kamal Miller | CAN / CF Montréal
CB- Steven Vitória | POR / Moreirense FC
FB- Samuel Adekugbe | TUR / Hatayspor FC
FB- Zachary Brault-Guillard | CAN / CF Montréal
FB- Alistair Johnston | USA / Nashville SC
FB- Richie Laryea | CAN / Toronto FC
M- Stephen Eustáquio | POR / FC Paços de Ferreira
M- Liam Fraser | USA / Columbus Crew SC
M- Atiba Hutchinson | TUR / Beşiktaş JK
M- Mark-Anthony Kaye | USA / Colorado Rapids
M- Jonathan Osorio | CAN / Toronto FC
M- Samuel Piette | CAN / CF Montréal
M- David Wotherspoon | SCO / St. Johnstone FC
F- Charles-Andreas Brym | NED / FC Eindhoven
F- Lucas Cavallini | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
F- Jonathan David | FRA / Lille OSC
F- Cyle Larin | TUR / Beşiktaş JK
W- Tajon Buchanan | USA / New England Revolution
W- Alphonso Davies | GER / FC Bayern München
W- David Junior Hoilett | ENG / Reading FC
W- Liam Millar | SUI / FC Basel
W- Jacob Shaffelburg | CAN / Toronto FC



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