Canada to face Japan in international friendly

Canada’s women’s national team will face Japan in an international friendly match on 30 August. The match will be played in Japan just before Canada heads to China for the FIFA Women’s World Cup.



Canada has faced Japan seven times since their first encounter on 5 May 1995. Canada’s record against Japan is two wins, two draws and three losses. At the FIFA Women’s World Cup, however, Canada has posted a 0:0 draw (19 June 1999) and 3:1 win (27 September 2003) in two matches against Japan.

Canada’s women’s national team will face Japan in an international friendly match on 30 August. The match will be played in Japan just before Canada heads to China for the FIFA Women’s World Cup.



Canada has faced Japan seven times since their first encounter on 5 May 1995. Canada’s record against Japan is two wins, two draws and three losses. At the FIFA Women’s World Cup, however, Canada has posted a 0:0 draw (19 June 1999) and 3:1 win (27 September 2003) in two matches against Japan.



This will be Canada’s second trip to Asia this year. They played a pair of international friendly matches against China in May, both losses. After a loss to the United States less than a week later, they recouped with back-to-back victories against New Zealand in June. The team then collected a set of bronze medals in July at the XV Pan American Games Rio 2007.



Canada will be participating in their fourth-straight FIFA Women’s World Cup this September.

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