Canada announces international friendly with Venezuela

OTTAWA (ONTARIO) – Canada’s national men’s team will play Venezuela in an international friendly match on 1 June, less than one week before the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup. The match, to be played at the Estadio José Pachencho Romero in Maracaibo, Venezuela, will be the first international friendly between the two countries.



Canada will use the match as a tune-up for the CONCACAF Gold Cup in the United States. Canada plays Costa Rica on 6 June, Guadeloupe on 9 June, and Haiti on 11 June. All three games will be played at the Orange Bowl in Miami, FL. From the tournament’s 16-year history (eight finals), Canada were Gold Cup champions in 2000.

OTTAWA (ONTARIO) – Canada’s national men’s team will play Venezuela in an international friendly match on 1 June, less than one week before the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup. The match, to be played at the Estadio José Pachencho Romero in Maracaibo, Venezuela, will be the first international friendly between the two countries.



Canada will use the match as a tune-up for the CONCACAF Gold Cup in the United States. Canada plays Costa Rica on 6 June, Guadeloupe on 9 June, and Haiti on 11 June. All three games will be played at the Orange Bowl in Miami, FL. From the tournament’s 16-year history (eight finals), Canada were Gold Cup champions in 2000.



Venezuela is the host of this year’s Copa América 2007, which runs 26 June to 15 July. Maracaibo is one of the nine host cities for the tournament. In the May FIFA World Rankings, Venezuela was the eighth-ranked country in CONMEBOL (70th overall). Canada, meanwhile, was the 11th-ranked country in CONCACAF (94th overall).




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