A few of Toronto’s future soccer stars are one stride closer to a tournament that will launch them into the national spotlight.
After a rigorous tryout process involving more than a thousand young players in Ontario for the 15th annual Danone Nations Cup — the world’s largest international soccer tournament for 10 to 12 year olds — four Toronto players have been chosen to be a part of the 11-person team to represent Eastern Canada at the Canadian selection team finals.
They’ll be going head-to-head against the West on June 21st in Montreal for the chance to represent Canada in the world finals.
With the big game just around the corner, the Toronto players: Daylen Bonner, Jayden Nelson, Liapi Romedi and Sergiu Moruzanu, are now preparing the best they can at home. Eleven-year-old Jayden’s feeling a mix of excitement and nerves, but he said that’s not going to stop him from doing what he does best.
“I’m just relaxing, thinking about what I’m going to do in the game,” he said. “My game plan is to play simple, not to rush anything, and don’t injure myself before the big game.”
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