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IFA Scotland announce World Cup squad

July 22, 2019

 

IFA Scotland has announced the squad that will compete in next month's World Cup. The eleven player pool are one of two nations that will represent Europe in the competition, alongside Sweden. 

 

The group of players come from a range of cities and towns across Scotland. Edinburgh and Dundee are strongly represented, whereas there is also representation from Linlithgow, Livingston and East Kilbride.

 

Head coach Russell Taylor returns after successfully guiding the Scottish Youth Futsal Federation U20 team to the semi-finals of last year's IFA World Cup in Spain. Also making the step up is goalkeeper Ciaran Pugh, who captained the team in Blanes last May. The rest of the players will be making their IFA debut.

 

Taylor told IFA: "We have assembled a very competitive squad for the tournament, with a nice blend of youth and experience. The boys have been training hard and were lucky enough to have a coaching session last week with FC Barcelona's U19 coach Roger Bonet Agut. Having coached at last year's U20 event, we know how high the standard is and this will be another step up. However, we are confident this group of players will do everyone back home proud."

 

The full Scotland squad is as follows: Adam Naylor, Andrew Stavert, Ciaran Pugh, Gavin Ogilvie, Jordan Timmons, Ryan Kecheran, Louie Anderson, Martin McCann, Paul Byrne, Robbie Hurst, Robert Black. Coaching staff: Russell Taylor and Eoin Boylan.

 

Click on any of the player photos below, to visit their individual player profile and fundraising page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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