This Day in Football: 1-8 January

A look back at the history of Canada’s national teams.

EDITORS: This Week In Canadian Soccer will be published every Friday throughout the Canadian Soccer Association’s Centenary Year. Each edition will provide memorable events for the upcoming 10-day period (from Friday through to the following Sunday). Editors are encouraged to share day-by-day events to help celebrate Canadian football’s grand anniversary. Rights free photos (web and print resolutions) are available via our flickr.com/CanadaSoccer Photostream. For more information on these events or the history of Canada’s national teams, please contact Richard Scott at rscott@soccercan.ca.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 6 January 1989
Canada makes its debut at the 1989 FIFA Five-a-side World Championship (FIFA Futsal World Cup). Canada falls 1:3 to Argentina in its opening match at Sportcentrum Maaspoort in Netherlands. John Fitzgerald scores Canada’s first goal in a FIFA Futsal World Cup.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 8 January 1989
Canada wins 6:2 over Japan in its third and final match at the FIFA Five-a-side World Championship (FIFA Futsal World Cup) in Frieslandhal, NED. Six different players score for Canada, including John Fitzgerald who scores the winner.

Schedule & Results

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