Canada trains in Kyev

Canada’s men’s national team trained Wednesday 6 October at the Dynamo Kyiv training facility in Kyiv, Ukraine. Coach Stephen Hart had all 18 players for the first time, with the last player arriving from North America on Tuesday evening. The Canadian team is preparing for this coming Friday’s Men’s International Friendly date against the world’s 26th ranked Ukraine.20100903_Hart_www

Canada’s men’s national team trained Wednesday 6 October at the Dynamo Kyiv training facility in Kyiv, Ukraine. Coach Stephen Hart had all 18 players for the first time, with the last player arriving from North America on Tuesday evening. The Canadian team is preparing for this coming Friday’s Men’s International Friendly date against the world’s 26th ranked Ukraine.



Canada faces Ukraine on Friday 8 October at Valeriy Lobanosvskyi Stadium in Kyiv, Ukraine. This will be Canada’s sixth match of the 2010 season, having won its last match 2:1 over Honduras on 7 September in MontrĂ©al.



Coach Hart has 18 players in camp, 17 of whom arrived from professional clubs in Europe. Those first 17 players trained together on Tuesday; the full squad of 18 trained on Wednesday. The team will next have its official training session on Thursday morning, with the training session closed to local media.



Ukraine’s most recent match was a 2:1 victory over Chile in a Men’s International Friendly match, also played in Kyiv. Ukraine is co-host to the UEFA EURO 2012 with Poland, so unlike other European nations it does not have competitive qualification matches in 2010.

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