Canada To Play Finland In October

The Canadian Soccer Association today announced its Men’s World Cup Team will play an international friendly against Finland on October 11 or 12, 2003 in Finland. The venue will be announced at a later date.



The game will mark the first time the two teams face will each other at the senior men’s level.



Canada are scheduled to play Estonia on March 29 and Germany on June 1 before competing in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Canada has been drawn in Group D with Costa Rica and the winner of a groups which includes Trinidad and Tobago, Guadeloupe, Cuba and Antigua. Group D will be based in Boston with Canada opening the tournament against Costa Rica on July 12. Canada will play the winner of a Caribbean group on July 14. The quarter-finals will be played on July 19 and 20 (two in Boston, one in Mexico City and one in Miami) with one semi-final in Miami on July 23 and the other in Mexico City on July 24. The final will be played in Mexico City on July 27.

The Canadian Soccer Association today announced its Men’s World Cup Team will play an international friendly against Finland on October 11 or 12, 2003 in Finland. The venue will be announced at a later date.



The game will mark the first time the two teams face will each other at the senior men’s level.



Canada are scheduled to play Estonia on March 29 and Germany on June 1 before competing in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Canada has been drawn in Group D with Costa Rica and the winner of a groups which includes Trinidad and Tobago, Guadeloupe, Cuba and Antigua. Group D will be based in Boston with Canada opening the tournament against Costa Rica on July 12. Canada will play the winner of a Caribbean group on July 14. The quarter-finals will be played on July 19 and 20 (two in Boston, one in Mexico City and one in Miami) with one semi-final in Miami on July 23 and the other in Mexico City on July 24. The final will be played in Mexico City on July 27.



Finland is currently competing in Group 9 as it attempts to qualify for the 2004 European Championships. Finland is in a group with Wales, Serbia and Montenegro, Azerbaijan and Italy. They are in fourth place and travel to Italy on March 29.






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