MONTREAL – CF Montréal Academy players Alessandro Biello, Gaël De Montigny, Étienne Godin and Antoine Sedar N’Diaye have been called up by the Canadian U17 team ahead of the upcoming Concacaf U17 Championship, from February 11 to 26 in Guatemala.
The four players currently play with CF Montréal’s U17 squad in the MLS NEXT championship.
Alessandro Biello and Antoine Sedar N’Diaye, both 16-year-old midfielders, joined the organization through the CF Montréal Pre-Academy respectively in 2014 and 2016. Gaël De Montigny, a 16-year-old defender, joined the CF Montréal Pre-Academy in 2016. Étienne Godin, also a 16-year-old defender, joined the Academy in 2020 from CS Mont-Royal Outremont.
Canada has been drawn into Group F alongside Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, and the USA. The three games will take place at Estadio Pensativo in Antigua. The top three nations from the group advance to the Round of 16. From the knockout phase, the top four nations will qualify for the 2023 FIFA U-17 Word Cup in Peru from November 10 to December 2.
GROUP STAGE SCHEDULESaturday, February 11 (5pm): Canada vs Trinidad and Tobago
Monday, February 13 (5pm): Barbados vs Canada
Wednesday, February 15 (8pm): USA vs Canada