Eight CF Montreal players will compete for a spot on the Canadian national team for the 2022 World Cup.
On Wednesday, goalkeeper James Pantemis, defenders Joel Waterman, Alistair Johnston, Zachary Brault-Guillard and Kamal Miller, as well as midfielders Samuel Piette, Ismaël Koné and Mathieu Choinière, were invited to a pre-selection camp in Bahrain, which will include a friendly match against the Bahrain team on November 11.
“Since the camp will take place before the official international window, the Bahrain camp will mainly consist of players whose MLS season has ended . The camp provides an opportunity for Canadian players to acclimatize to the heat and weather conditions of the Middle East, while playing another important international pre-season match against an opponent from outside CONCACAF,” Canada Soccer said in a press release.
Among the CF Montreal players on site, Koné, Johnston, Miller, Waterman and Piette were part of the Canadian selection in September for a series of preparatory duels.
The last of this lot also stands out with a total of 64 selections in the maple leaf formation.
It is also a return with the Canadian team for Brault -Guillard and Pantemis, who participated in the final qualifying round for the World Cup. Choinière will be at his first camp for the senior national team.