Canada opens with Group B match at the 2017 CONCACAF Futsal Club Championship

Sporting Outlaws FC open their 2017 CONCACAF Futsal Club Championship tonight against Costa Rica

Sporting Outlaws FC open their 2017 CONCACAF Futsal Club Championship tonight against Costa Rica from Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

The 2017 Futsal Canadian Championship winners were drawn into Group B alongside national champions from Costa Rica, Mexico and Cuba and will play three group stage matches in as many days. The top two teams in Group B will advance to Friday’s semi-final round ahead of Saturdays Championship match.

The Sporting Outlaws won the 2017 Futsal Canadian Championship by defeating Saskatchewan’s Saskatoon Olimpia SK 7:3 in the third edition of Canada Soccer’s national championship for the sport. Previous winners were Toronto United Futsal (2016) and Futsal Club Toronto (2015).

Futsal Club Toronto represented Canada in the inaugural 2014 CONCACAF Futsal Club Championship in Guatemala failing to advance out of the group stage with close losses to Mexican (5:6) and Costa Rican (4:6) club opponents.

Futsal is a unique, fast-paced indoor sport played across Canada and around the world. Canada Soccer is committed to the growth and promotion of the game. At the elite club level, Canada Soccer supports domestic competition through the annual Futsal Canadian Championship. Canada Soccer also supports playing opportunities provided by the National Futsal Team in international competitions including the FIFA Futsal World Cup.
 

Schedule (all times Eastern)

Group B
21 August 2017 19:30 (Groupo Line Futsal) Costa Rica v Canada (Sporting Outlaws)
22 August 2017 14:30 (Sporting Outlaws) Canada v Mexico (Sidekicks)
23 August 2017 14:30 (Habana) Cuba v Canada (Sporting Outlaws)

Semi-final
25 August 2017 18:30 Winner Group B v Runner-Up Group A
25 August 2017 21:00 Winner Group A v Runner-Up Group B

Final
26 August 2017 19:00 SF1 Winner v SF2 Winner
 

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