Eastern Team wins National final and gets a chance to represent Canada at the Danone Nations Cup in Brazil

    TORONTO, June 20 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, team Canada East beat the Western
team with a score of 2-1 at the national finals in Toronto with the winning
goal scored overtime on a penalty kick. The 12 players will now prepare to
compete against the world's best young soccer players representing 40
countries in the international finals of the 10th edition of the Danone
Nations Cup happening October 9-11 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
    In an effort to promote sportsmanship and camaraderie a new tradition has
been started whereby two players from the losing Canadian team will get to
join the Eastern team when they compete for the cup at the international
finals in Brazil. The recipients of the Most Valuable Player and Best
sportsmanship awards will be announced two weeks after the National Finals in
    "We are thrilled to support the 10th edition of this extraordinary event
that encourages health and fitness among Canadian youth," says Louis Frenette,
President and CEO of Danone Canada. "This is an unforgettable experience that
allows these young athletes an opportunity to demonstrate their abilities and
represent their country on the international stage and Danone is proud to be
part of that."
    Team Canada was handpicked from among 6,000 young people who took part in
10 Danone Nations Cup soccer camps and 4 provincial selection camps across the
country. The Danone Nations Cup has become the most prominent event in
international youth soccer, involving over 3 million youth and breaking down
cultural and socio economic barriers allowing kids to share in their common
love of the game.

    The winning team is composed of:

    Eastern team:

    Anasse Boussarhane (Brossard)     Jimmy-Shammar Sanon (Laval)
    Marie Levasseur (Stoneham)        Joseph Lipari (Lasalle)
    Etienne Gillard (Québec)          Sebastian Amaya (Mississauga)
    Karyna Fiset (Ste-Catherine-      Malik Johnson (Brampton)
    de-la-Jacques-Cartier)            Noah Mehta (Mississauga)
    David Choinière (St-Alexandre)    Kristopher Twardek (Ottawa)
    Matthew Morina (Laval)

    International Finals Danone Nations Cup - Sao Paulo, Brazil

    Before departing for Brazil, the team will train together at an intensive
three day training camp in Montreal at St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, under the
supervision of head coach, Dean Howie.
    Taking place from October 9 to 11 The Danone Nations Cup is a thrilling
conclusion to an immense international event counting close to 3 million young
soccer players aged 11- 12, and is the last component of the large-scale
philanthropic activity. The team will leave Montreal on October 5 or 6 to
travel to Brazil.
    For more information, to view the photo gallery or to register your child
for the next Danone Nations Cup, visit www.danonecup.com.

For further information:

For further information: A photo of the final game can be found on the
CP wire service, additional photos will be available upon request; To arrange
an interview or photo with the team: Corrine Jean, Enzyme Communications,
(416) 535-3939; info@prdepartment.ca

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