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This Week in Canadian Soccer

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 Photostream. For more information on these events or the history of Canada’s national teams, please contact Richard Scott at

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.

Jason deVos 2-January-1974
Don Ferguson 2-January-1963
HOF - Gogie Stewart (deceased) 2-January-1929
Jeanette Haas 3-January-1976
Scott Munson 3-January-1970
Joe Resendes 3-January-1980
David Elligott 4-January-1974
HOF - Dino Soupliotis 4-January-1933
HOF - Neil Ellett 5-January-1945
HOF - John Catliff 8-January-1965
Srdjan Djekanovic 8-January-1983
(HOF * Honoured members of The Soccer Hall of Fame)

The Canadian Soccer Association
The Canadian Soccer Association, in partnership with its membership and its partners, provides leadership in the pursuit of excellence in soccer, both at the national and international levels. The Canadian Soccer Association not only strives to lead Canada to victory, but also encourages Canadians to a life-long passion for soccer. For more details on the Canadian Soccer Association, visit

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Richard Scott
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Michèle Dion
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