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http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/index.html


Full Canadian Roster-

Shirt number Name Date of Birth Position Height Weight
1 BEGOVIC Asmir 06-20-1987 Goalkeeper 198 83
2 ATTAKORA-GYAN Nana 03-27-1989 Defender 185 84
3 O CONNOR Kent 03-05-1987 Defender 183 76
4 EDGAR David 05-19-1987 Defender 190 78
5 HABER Marcus 01-11-1989 Defender 192 85
6 BEAULIEU-BOURGAULT Jonathan 09-27-1988 Midfielder 183 68
7 PETERS Jaime 05-04-1987 Midfielder 170 69
8 AYRE Keegan 07-04-1988 Midfielder 183 73
9 LOMBARDO Andrea 05-23-1987 Forward 189 80
10 JOHNSON Will 01-21-1987 Midfielder 180 75
11 JACKSON Simeon 03-28-1987 Forward 175 70
12 LACOSTE-LEBUIS Olivier 08-28-1990 Defender 193 82
13 LUMLEY Stephen 04-16-1987 Defender 175 71
14 RICKETTS Tosaint 08-06-1987 Forward 183 77
15 NUNEZ Christian 07-07-1988 Midfielder 175 77
16 ELLIOTT Alex 04-24-1987 Forward 173 73
17 GALA Gabriel 06-29-1989 Defender 170 61
18 OWUSU-ANSAH Kennedy 07-20-1989 Defender 152 63
19 D AGOSTINO Michael 01-07-1987 Midfielder 175 76
20 MONSALVE David 12-21-1988 Goalkeeper 188 75
21 KALTHOFF Zach 11-20-1988 Goalkeeper 183 80

Group A Match Dates

Match Date - Time Venue
5 01 July - 19:45 TORONTO Canada Chile
10 02 July - 17:45 EDMONTON Congo Austria
21 05 July - 17:45 EDMONTON Austria Canada
22 05 July - 20:30 EDMONTON Chile Congo
35 08 July - 18:00 EDMONTON Canada Congo
36 08 July - 20:00 TORONTO Chile Austria



Venues

Swangard Stadium, Burnaby BC - 10,000 seats


Royal Athletic Park, Victoria BC - 10,000 seats


Commonwealth Stadiu, Edmonton - 59,500 seats


Olympic Stadium, Montreal - 55,000 seats


Frank Clair Stadium, Ottawa - 27,000 seats


Exhibition Place, Toronto - 20,000 seats
 

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I really don't mean to be rude but those stadiums in BC are just ugly! I really don't think the stadiums in BC are suited for the FIFA U-20 World Cup!
 

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I really don't mean to be rude but those stadiums in BC are just ugly! I really don't think the stadiums in BC are suited for the FIFA U-20 World Cup!
They are ugly....but you have to consider that we're not hosting any Canada games - you'd have lots of empty seats at BC Place - nor do we have a good enough stadium for FIFA. BC will be getting the worst games.....like Jordan vs. Zambia. Where's Zambia?
 

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I thought more cities were hosting games? No Calgary, Winnipeg, Maritimes?
 

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^ sweet website....terrible promo video.
 

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nothing new.

"kiddies" and "soccer moms" are used to draw crowd is north america. Toronto FC also used kids in their promotional video.


frankly i hate it and i hope this world cup changes the canadian perceptions of football(soccer).
 

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^ that's a pretty good video.....compare it with the CBC promo, it's crap.
 

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I'll be seeing the Jordan vs Zambia and Spain vs Uruguay games. Looking forward to it. Swangard is a great place to see games, just wish the track wasn't there.

I really don't mean to be rude but those stadiums in BC are just ugly! I really don't think the stadiums in BC are suited for the FIFA U-20 World Cup!
I echo Mr. X's comments. Toronto is really the only stadium designed for soccer, although I'm never a big fan of artificial turf. At least the fields in BC are real grass.
 

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Largest soccer event in Canadian history generates $1.5 million to upgrade Swangard

Glen Korstrom
Business in Vancouver June 26-July 2, 2007; issue 922

The Canadian Soccer Association is paying the biggest chunk of Swangard Stadium’s $1.5 million temporary and permanent upgrades, thanks to the business overhead of hosting the largest sporting event in Canadian history.

Soccer fans have bought approximately 750,000 tickets to the 39 games at six stadia across Canada for the FIFA Under-20 World Cup, said the tournament’s Burnaby general manager Don Hardman.

Burnaby’s Swangard Stadium, at 5,200 seats, is the smallest of those venues. It was so small, in fact, that FIFA, which is the soccer world’s governing body, demanded that it be expanded to at least 10,000 seats before it could host any games.

That meant that the CSA, which FIFA granted rights to host the tournament, had to spend $350,000 to build a temporary 6,000-seat grandstand at Swangard, Hardman said.

The City of Burnaby chipped in $375,000 for some of the permanent upgrades, which include adding 1,500 seat backs to the permanent grandstand’s bleachers and improving lighting to TV quality.

“The total operational budget for Burnaby is about $2.5 million including travel, accommodation and training venues,” Hardman said. “The average ticket is in the high $20 range and we have three double headers. So, we will generate roughly $800,000.”

The CSA will subsidize Burnaby’s expected $1.7 million in losses with profits generated at larger venues in Toronto, Montreal and Edmonton, Hardman said.

Corporations are starting to get behind the event by buying access to the 18 field-level suites temporarily available at Swangard.

Hardman would not reveal which companies had shelled out $2,495 to buy a suite for one of the four game days or $7,495 for the entire tournament. That price tag comes with a complementary buffet.

Swangard will host double-header matches July 1, 4 and 7 and one playoff game July 11.

“I don’t think there’s any doubt that the FIFA U-20 tournament will help the Whitecaps boost ticket sales,” said the Vancouver Whitecaps’ president of football operations, Bob Lenarduzzi. •
 

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"$1.5 million temporary and permanent upgrades, thanks to the business overhead of hosting the largest sporting event in Canadian history."
<<< Cheap sport, eh? :)

Speaking of "largest sporting event"... I sure don't sense it - whether in internet forums, or in the local media. I'm guessing Toronto and Edmonton are a little more excited, since they're hosting some of the Canadian games. Anyone know the TV viewer numbers to be expected?
 

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"$1.5 million temporary and permanent upgrades, thanks to the business overhead of hosting the largest sporting event in Canadian history."
<<< Cheap sport, eh? :)

Speaking of "largest sporting event"... I sure don't sense it - whether in internet forums, or in the local media. I'm guessing Toronto and Edmonton are a little more excited, since they're hosting some of the Canadian games. Anyone know the TV viewer numbers to be expected?
Haha, i believe the Montreal 1976 Summer Games were the biggest sporting event in Canadian history.

I'm not sure about Canadian ratings for CBC, though the Euro a few years ago was something like 5 million and last year's World Cup was 9 million i believe? not sure. but in total, the FIFA U-20 is suppose to be seen by 1.5 billion people worldwide. it's the second largest soccer event after the men's World Cup.
 

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Mr. X. You should post your first post in the Sport Arenas sub-forum. See what reaction you get...
 

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Mr. X. You should post your first post in the Sport Arenas sub-forum. See what reaction you get...
o_o they're going to be comparing the stadiums like crazy.....like comparing male genitalia, but ours would have an erectile disfunction.

though now that you've brought it up, Skyscrapercity will have a Vancouver 2010 forum starting in mid-2009.
 

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o_o they're going to be comparing the stadiums like crazy.....like comparing male genitalia, but ours would have an erectile disfunction.

though now that you've brought it up, Skyscrapercity will have a Vancouver 2010 forum starting in mid-2009.
That's the idea. Vancouver 2010?! I didn't bring that up. I'm talking about Soccer dude. Footy!!! Nevermind.
 

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That's the idea. Vancouver 2010?! I didn't bring that up. I'm talking about Soccer dude. Footy!!! Nevermind.
fine, don't take the credit.....:eek:hno:
 

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Am I right in that the finals are at BMO Field? Surely, they should be at Commonwealth in Edmonton. Commonwealth is by far the most suitable stadium in the country despite the athletics track. BMO Field is much too small.
 
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