Canada men's national under-20 soccer team

Canada Men's National Under-20 Soccer Team

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Canada men's national under-20 soccer team

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Canada U-20 men's national soccer team, also known as Canada Under-20s or Canada U-20s, is the youth club for national soccer in Canada. It plays a large role in the development of Canadian soccer, and is considered to be the feeder team for the Canada men's national soccer team. The team has qualified for 8 out of 16 FIFA U-20 World Cups and five of the last six, and their best result came in 2003 where they reached the Quarter-finals.

The team also competes in the CONCACAF U20 Tournament, and many of its members are formerFIFA U-17 World Cup participants. Will Johnson was among the veterans of the side to take part in the 2008 CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament.

Team history

1976–1996

Canada's Under-20 soccer team was created in 1976 as Canada's response to the newly created World youth Championship. The team failed to qualify for the inaugural tournament in 1977 in Tunisia, but they qualified for the following tournament two years later in Japan. They finished last in their group with two points, but they did manage to defeat Portugal 3–1. The next time the team qualified for a World youth Championship was in 1985, in the USSR, again they came last in their group with only one point. In the 1987 WYC in Chile, Canada's Under-20 soccer team put up a good effort scoring four goals, and tying Italy, however they still did not manage to get out of the group stage.

1997–2004

In 1997, after failing to qualify for four World Youth Championships (as the event was...
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