Canada will play the Czech Republic and Brazil in soccer friendlies subsequent month as a part of its preparation for the Tokyo Olympics.
The Canadian girls, ranked eighth on the planet, will face the Twenty seventh-ranked Czechs on June 11 and No. 7 Brazil on June 14 with each matches in Cartagena, Spain.
“This camp will present us with comparable situations to what we are going to face in an Olympics, with two very completely different opponents inside a three-day window, so it’s a nice alternative to see how we cope in these circumstances in addition to within the warmth,” Canada coach Bev Priestman mentioned in a press release.
“One other two video games underneath our belt earlier than the Tokyo Olympic Video games is vital and once more will present one other alternative to evaluate gamers, take a look at and develop participant partnerships, and construct on the work we’ve got completed thus far. With extra gamers in season now, I am excited to see how gamers are available in increasingly more prepared for Tokyo and hope we will construct on a profitable April window.”
Misplaced final Brazil sport, by no means confronted Czech Republic
Canada has by no means performed the Czech Republic on the worldwide “A” stage. The Czechs lately reached the UEFA Girls’s Euro 2022 qualifying playoff, however misplaced a penalty shootout to Switzerland in a two-legged sequence.
Canada misplaced 2-0 to Brazil final outing on the 2021 SheBelieves Cup in February. The Canadian girls are 8-9-7 all-time in opposition to the Brazilians, a file that features a 2-1 Canada win within the bronze medal match on the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Canada additionally received bronze on the 2012 Video games in London.
Olympic roster but to be introduced
The Canadians open play on the Tokyo Video games on July 21 in opposition to No. 11 Japan on the Sapporo Dome. Canada will then face No. 37 Chile on July 24 on the Sapporo Dome and Britain on July 27 at Kashima Stadium.
FIFA doesn’t rank Britain, which attracts on expertise from No. 6 England, No. 23 Scotland, No. 32 Wales and No. 48 Northern Eire.
Priestman hopes to play two extra video games after the June friendlies within the last lead-up to the Video games. She plans to delay naming her 18-woman roster till as late as potential to present injured gamers like ahead Adrian Leon and Diana Matheson time to get wholesome.
Goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan, who underwent thigh surgical procedure after being injured within the SheBelieves Cup, is already again in motion.
The Canadians are coming off April wins over England (2-0) and Wales (3-1).