• Friday May 26, 2006

    Brazil takes final two of series against Canada

    The under-20 team of Canada lost the final two matches of the series against visiting Brazil this week in British Columbia (BC).

    After achieving their first historic victory (2:1) over Brazil in the opener of the three-game series on 19 May at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton (Alberta), Canada were beaten 3:1 in the second encounter three days later at the Centennial Stadium in Victoria, BC.

    Luis Adriano scored twice and Ji Paraná added another for the samba kings, while Andrea Lombardo had the only goal for the maple leafs in the loss in Victoria.

    The series concluded at the Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, BC as two Canadian own goals and a tally by Renatinho led Brazil to a 3:1 win on 25 May.

    UNDER-20
    Friendlies
    22.05.2006: Victoria, British Columbia CANADA; Centennial Stadium (A: 4415)
    CANADA - BRAZIL 1:3 (0:0)
    Andrea LOMBARDO 54' - JI PARANá 67' pen; LUIS ADRIANO 87', 90'
    CAN: Asmir Begovic - Kent O'Connor (84: Joey Loreth), Jonathan Bourgault (45: Keegan Ayre), Stephen Lumley, David Edgar, Jaime Peters, Cristian Nunez, Alex Elliott (31: Gavin McCallum), Will Johnson, Simeon Jackson (45: Andrea Lombardo), Kennedy Owusu-Ansah. Booked: Peters 6', Lumley 34', Bourgault 41', Lombardo 48', Sent offs: Edgar 90'
    TD: Dale MITCHELL
    BRA: Muriel - Amaral (74: Cacapa), Anderson, Edson, Fernando, Carlao (88: Nilton), Ji Paraná, Taianan, Renatinho (74: Ramon), Diogo, Beto (68: Luis Adriano). Booked: Diogo 16', Carlao 81'
    TD: Nelson RODRIGUES

    25.05.2006: Burnaby, British Columbia CANADA; Swangard Stadium (A: 6482)
    CANADA - BRAZIL 1:3 (0:1)
    Andrea LOMBARDO 67' - OG 13', 79'; RENATINHO 56'
    CAN: Asmir Begovic - Kennedy Owusu-Ansah (60: Mike D'Agostino) Stephen Lumley, David Edgar, Kent O'Connor, Simeon Jackson, Jonathan Bourgault (46: Keegan Ayre), Cristian Nunez (85: Hector Contreras), Jaime Peters, Will Johnson, Andrea Lombardo. Booked: Jackson 6', Bourgault 15', Lombardo 41', Nunez 63', Johnson 87', Sent offs: Johnson 90'+
    TD: Dale MITCHELL
    BRA: Muriel - Amaral (71: Leyrielton), Anderson, Edson, Fernando, Carlao (85: Cacapa), Ji Paraná, Taianan (59: Ramon), Renatinho (69: Luis Adriano), Diogo (82: Nilton), Beto. Booked: Amaral 44'
    TD: Nelson RODRIGUES

    Photo by Dale Macmillan/canadasoccer.com

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