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Canada Announces September Friendly With World Cup Co-Host Mexico

By on March 12, 2024 0 549 Views

Canada Soccer has announced yet another friendly for the Canadian Men’s National Team, this time against longstanding Concacaf rivals Mexico.

Set for September, the match will take place in the US, with the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas being selected as the chosen venue.

“We are thrilled to announce another high-quality opponent for a friendly with our Men’s National Team,” declared Kevin Blue, incoming CEO and Sporting Director of Canada Soccer. “Continuing to play against the top teams will greatly increase our preparations for major tournaments on the road to our home FIFA World Cup.”

The last time these two sides faced was at the ‘Battle of the Iceteca‘ back in November 2021, where frigid conditions took centre stage as Canada beat Mexico 2-1 on their way to claiming top spot in the FIFA 2022 World Cup Qualifying Group.

Cyle Larin scored a double that sent the country into frenzy, a match that will live long in the memory for both the result and the occasion.

This is the second arranged friendly announced for Canada since Blue was announced as the incoming CEO and Sporting Director, after which it was confirmed that Les Rouges would face the Netherlands in June. Calls for tougher tests for the national team ahead of the World Cup seem to have been taken to heart for Blue, who is quickly warming up to many fans for his transparency and commitment to the growth of the team.

And his work is not over yet, as Canada Soccer also stated in their press release that they are ‘actively looking to schedule another opponent in the September window.’ Who that opponent will be, and whether they will be another team from the ‘Tier 1’ category, remains to be seen.

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