Canada announces squad for away camp in Bahrain ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™


Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team have announced their squad for a November camp in Bahrain that will feature an international friendly test ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. The week-long camp and Friday 11 November friendly in Bahrain represents Canada’s last get together before the Men’s National Team moves into Qatar.  Ahead of their opening group stage match at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ on 23 November against Belgium, Canada will also travel to Dubai for a friendly match against Japan.
As the camp falls just outside the official window, the Bahrain camp will predominantly feature players from out-of-season Major League Soccer. The camp provides Canada with an opportunity to acclimatise to the heat and weather conditions in the middle east while also taking part in another important international test against an opponent from outside Concacaf.
The away match in Bahrain will be played at the Al-Khalifa Stadium (18.30 local) less than two weeks before Canada’s opening match at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. It will also be Canada’s last international test before the full squad gets together when the official international window opens for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.
Canadas three goalkeepers for the camp are Maxime Crépeau from Los Angeles FC, James Pantemis from CF Montréal, and Dayne St. Clair from Minnesota United FC. All three goalkeepers featured in the MLS playoffs, with notably Crépeau prepared to compete in the MLS Cup Final on Sunday 5 November.
Along with Pantemis, other CF Montréal players in the Canada lineup are Zachary Brault-Guillard, Mathieu Choinière, Alistair Johnston, Ismaël Koné, Kamal Miller, Samuel Piette and Joel Waterman. The eight Montréal players, who helped the club set a team record for MLS minutes by Canadians in 2022, reached the Quarter-Finals of the MLS playoffs.
Other Canadians in the squad are Liam Fraser from KMSK Deinze in Belgium, Raheem Edwards from Los Angeles Galaxy, Jacob Shaffelburg from Nashville SC, Lucas Cavallini from Vancouver Whitecaps FC, and Ayo Akinola, Doneil Henry, Mark-Anthony Kaye, Richie Laryea, Lukas MacNaughton, Jayden Nelson and Jonathan Osorio from Toronto FC. For MacNaughton, who completed his first season in Major League Soccer in 2022, this marks his first-ever call up to the Men’s National Team.
Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team are the reigning Kings of Concacaf, having finished first overall in the Concacaf Final Round of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers from September 2021 to March 2022. It marked the third time that Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team won a Concacaf title, having previously won the 1985 Concacaf Championship and the 2000 Concacaf Gold Cup. Canada now look forward to their second participation at the men’s FIFA World Cup™ with group matches against Belgium on 23 November, Croatia on 27 November, and Morocco on 1 December.

GK- Maxime Crépeau | USA / Los Angeles FC
GK- James Pantemis | CAN / CF Montréal
GK- Dayne St. Clair | USA / Minnesota United FC
CB- Doneil Henry | CAN / Toronto FC
CB- Lukas MacNaughton | CAN / Toronto FC
CB- Kamal Miller | CAN / CF Montréal
CB- Joel Waterman | CAN / CF Montréal
FB- Zachary Brault-Guillard | CAN / CF Montréal
FB- Raheem Edwards | USA / LA Galaxy
FB- Alistair Johnston | CAN / CF Montréal
FB- Richie Laryea | CAN / Toronto FC
M- Mathieu Choinière | CAN / CF Montréal
M- Liam Fraser | BEL / KMSK Deinze
M- Mark-Anthony Kaye | CAN / Toronto FC
M- Ismaël Koné | CAN / CF Montréal
M- Jonathan Osorio | CAN / Toronto FC
M- Samuel Piette | CAN / CF Montréal
F- Ayo Akinola | CAN / Toronto FC
F- Lucas Cavallini | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
F- Jayden Nelson | CAN / Toronto FC
F- Jacob Shaffelburg | USA / Nashville SC

Player name | Age | Where they grew up | Active start/first club
Nom du joueur | Âge | Lieu où il a grandi | Début d’activité/premier club
Akinola, Ayo | 22 | Brampton, ON, CAN | 
Brault-Guillard, Zachary | 23 | Montréal, QC, CAN & Lyon, FRA | Club Sportif Lagnieu
Cavallini, Lucas | 29 | Mississauga, ON, CAN | Club Uruguay Toronto
Choinière, Mathieu | 23 | St-Alexandre, QC, CAN | AS Haut-Richelieu
Crépeau, Maxime | 28 | Candiac, QC, CAN | Ligue de soccer pour enfants de Candiac
Edwards, Raheem | 27 | Toronto, ON, CAN | Erin Mills SC
Fraser, Liam | 24 | Vancouver, BC & Toronto, ON, CAN | Waterloo Ducks
Henry, Doneil | 29 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Brampton YSC
Johnston, Alistair | 24 | Aurora, ON, CAN | Lakeshore SC
Kaye, Mark-Anthony | 27 | Toronto, ON, CAN | Wexford SC
Koné, Ismaël | 20 | Montréal, QC, CAN | AS Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
Laryea, Richie | 27 | Toronto, ON, CAN | Club Uruguay Toronto
MacNaughton, Lukas | 27 | Brussels, BEL | 
Miller, Kamal | 25 | Scarborough, ON, CAN | Malvern SC
Nelson, Jayden | 20 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Brampton YSC
Osorio, Jonathan | 30 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Toronto Futsal League
Pantemis, James | 25 | Montréal, QC, CAN | AS Pierrefonds
Piette, Samuel | 27 | Le Gardeur, QC, CAN | Lionceaux de le Gardeur
Shaffelburg, Jacob | 22 | Port Williams, NS, CAN | 
St. Clair, Dayne | 25 | Pickering, ON, CAN | Ephinay Church Soccer League
Waterman, Joel | 26 | Langley, BC, CAN | Aldergrove YSA