FC Edmonton Midfielder Hansan Boakai played the entire match for Canada as it dropped a 3-0 decision to the eventual Group E winner Argentina on Friday at Dubai’s Rashid Stadium and therefore was eliminated from the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.
Boakai, who his professional debut for the North American Soccer League club last Spring as the youngest player at 16 years and 231 days, had also played every minute for the Maple Leafs in their previous group encounters which ended draws against Austria (2-2 on Oct. 19) and Iran (1-1 on Oct. 21).
In the match against Austria, midfielder Jose Lopez, who plays on FC Edmonton’s Reserves squad, also saw action during the whole game, while Ottawa Fury Academy’s Nevello Yoseke came in off the bench for the final 12 minutes.
The Maple Leafs where taking part in their sixth FIFA U-17 World Cup.
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