Ten TFC Academy players named to Canada roster for 2023 FIFA U-17 World Cup

Canada Soccer announced today that 10 Toronto FC Academy players have been named to the Canada Men’s U-17 National Team for the 2023 FIFA U-17 World Cup. The 19th edition of the tournament will run from Friday, November 10 to Saturday, December 2, 2023 in Indonesia.

Led by Head Coach Andrew Olivieri, the roster features 21 players from nine clubs, with 10 coming from the TFC Academy, including Nathaniel Abraham, Richard Chukwu, Philip Igbinobaro, Dominic Kantorowicz, Tyler Londono, Alexander O’Brien, Chimere Omeze, Lucas Ozimec, Theo Rigopoulos and Lazar Stefanovic (Toronto FC II).

Canada will face Spain on Friday, November 10 (8 a.m. ET) and Uzbekistan on Monday, November 13 (8 a.m. ET) before concluding Group B action against Mali on Thursday, November 16 (5 a.m. ET). The top two finishers in each group, along with the four best third-placed teams advance to the Round of 16. Following that, the tournament will feature a knockout bracket to the tournament Final.

Canada Group Stage Schedule

  • November 10 – Spain vs. Canada | Manahan Stadium, Surakarta
  • November 13 – Uzbekistan vs. Canada | Manahan Stadium, Surakarta
  • November 16 – Canada vs. Mali | Gelora Bung Tomo Stadium, Surabaya


​GK – Nathaniel Abraham | Toronto FC Academy

GK – Dominic Kantorowicz | Toronto FC Academy

GK – Alexander O’Brien | Toronto FC Academy

CB – Victor Fung | Inter Miami CF Academy

CB – Étienne Godin | Académie CF Montréal

CB – Chimere Omeze | Toronto FC Academy

CB – Lazar Stefanovic | Toronto FC II

FB – Lino Aklil | HSC Montpellier

FB – Gaël de Montigny | Académie CF Montréal

FB – Aidan Fong | Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy

FB – Theo Rigopoulos | Toronto FC Academy

M – Jeevan Badwal | Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy

M – Alessandro Biello | Académie CF Montréal

M –  Richard Chukwu | Toronto FC Academy

M –  Philip Igbinobaro | Toronto FC Academy

M –  Tyler Londono | Toronto FC Academy

F – Antoni Klukowski | Pogoń Szczecin

F – Lucas Ozimec | Toronto FC Academy

F – Erik Pop | Karlsruher SC U-19

F – Taryck Tahid | Vancouver FC

F – Kevaughn Tavernier | Forge FC