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Chivas USA defender Ante Jazic, has been named to the Canadian National Team for World Cup Qualifying matches against St. Lucia and Puerto Rico,Cedric Benson Jersey. The first match against St. Lucia is scheduled for Friday September 2 at BMO Field in Toronto Canada, 5 p.m. PT. and the second qualifier will take place in the Caribbean when Canada takes on Puerto Rico in Estadio Juan Ramón Loubriel in Bayamón on Tuesday September 6, 5 p.m,Rashard Mendenhall Jersey. PT,J.J. Watt Jersey.
Jazic made his debut for Canada in a May 1998 friendly match against Macedonia and has up to January 2010, earned a total of 24 caps, scoring one goal. He has represented Canada in 6 FIFA World Cup qualification matches and was a member of the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup squad,Shonn Greene Youth Jersey.
"I think this is great, look at Ante, he's aged and you would figure that by the time you get to that age a national team is solidly looking to younger players for the future. What a statement about how well Ante has played all year. I think is a very fitting reward for someone who has earned it. I think he's having a very good year, and in spite of his age he continuously plays wells. It is much deserved and I think it’s a great honor and I'm very happy for him,Jordy Nelson Jersey." added Chivas USA Head Coach Robin Fraser.
This is Jazic’s first call up to Canada in over a year. The Halifax, Nova Scotia 35 year old savvy veteran defender for the Goats represented Canada in FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers in 2004 (Canada reached CONCACAF semifinal round), he helped Canada reach the semi-final stage of the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup and represented Canada in FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers in 2008 (Canada reached CONCACAF semifinal round).
"It is obviously an honor to represent my country, especially at my age (35 years-old); I am definitely looking forward to it,Pat Angerer Youth Jersey. I have been around for a long time and the coach (Stephan Hart Canada’s Head Coach) knows what I can do and I’ll do whatever he needs me to do to help, he knows I'm there; I’m just looking to contribute in any way possible." commented the Nova Scotia native.