Jump to content

Hungary vs Canada ¬ pre-game


Recommended Posts

quote:Originally posted by Sigma

No TV in Canada for the game?

Someone on these boards said something about people working on it, but I'd be surprised. With the rights probably moving to CBC pretty soon, Sportsnet doesn't really have an incentive to purchase this game which will probably score lower ratings than whatever else they have on Wednesday afternoons. And we've rarely seen European friendlies against non-English speaking nations (NIR, IRE, SCO) live (Luxembourg and.... Finland on tape delay?).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Dwayne De Rosario headlines squad set for international friendly with Hungary

OTTAWA (CP) - Houston Dynamo forward and Toronto native Dwayne De Rosario headlines the Canadian squad announced Thursday that will face Hungary in an international friendly on Nov. 15.

Canadian men's national team interim coach Stephen Hart selected 17 players for the match that will take place just outside Budapest, Hungary, at Szekesfehervar.

"Everyone is very enthusiastic about this game," Hart said in a statement. "We have been bitten by the injury bug, however, the intention of these games is to continue to provide an opportunity for players who want to play for Canada, to come into the squad and showcase themselves."

The game marks the return of De Rosario to the Canada lineup. De Rosario, nominated for MLS player of the year last played for Canada on March 1 in a 2-0 win over Austria. Just three days before the Hungary match, De Rosario will have played in the MLS Cup final against the New England Revolution.

The squad also includes goalkeepers Greg Sutton and Josh Wagenaar, along with Adam Braz, Ante Jazic, Kevin McKenna, Issey Nakajima-Farran, Andrew Hainault, Julian de Guzman, Iain Hume, Patrice Bernier, Rob Friend, Tomasz Radzinski, Chris Pozniak, Adrian Serioux, Atiba Hutchinson, and Tam Nsaliwa.

One notable addition to the roster is Nakajima-Farran, who received his first call-up to the senior team and will be seeking his first international cap. The Calgary native plays for Vejle Boldklub in the Danish first division.

No. 71 Canada last faced no. 76 Hungary 20 years ago in the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, a match the Magyars won 2-0.

Canada comes into the match with a 2-1-1 record in 2006, with the only blemish a 2-1 loss to Jamaica in its last game on Oct. 8 in Kingston, Jamaica.

Hungary enters having lost its last two international matches, a 2-1 defeat to Malta and a 1-0 setback to Turkey, both in qualifying for UEFA Euro 2008.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Create New...