Canada makes final preparations in Cyprus

Canada’s men’s national team had its final day of training today in advance of Saturday’s international friendly match against Cyprus. The 30 May match will be Canada’s first of the 2009 season – a 20.00 local kickoff at the Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium in Larnaka, Cyprus.



“They are a very good team (and) they have some very good individual players,” says coach Stephen Hart. “Italy had score very late to win their (recent) game (against Cyprus). Cyprus is still in a shout for FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, so they will take the game very serious.”

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Canada’s men’s national team had its final day of training today in advance of Saturday’s international friendly match against Cyprus. The 30 May match will be Canada’s first of the 2009 season – a 20.00 local kickoff at the Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium in Larnaka, Cyprus.



“They are a very good team (and) they have some very good individual players,” says coach Stephen Hart. “Italy had score very late to win their (recent) game (against Cyprus). Cyprus is still in a shout for FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, so they will take the game very serious.”



While Cyprus is preparing for its next FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match (6 June against Montenegro), Canada is preparing for the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup which runs 3-26 July in 13 cities across USA.



Canada has been preparing for the match against Cyprus for several days. The Friday session was shorter than previous sessions, but it was the first to take place at the Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium where Saturday night’s match will be played.



While there is no Canadian broadcast for this match, there will be updates on CanadaSoccer.com before, during and after the match. The 20.00 local kickoff translates to 13.00 ET or 10.00 PT in Canada.





For more information on Cyprus, please visit www.visitcyprus.com.

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