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Canadian men’s national team lines up November pre-World Cup friendly against Japan

Canada Soccer has announced the opponent for the men’s pre-World Cup tune-up game in Qatar in November. Canada will face Asian powerhouse Japan in Dubai on November 17th, 2022, just six days ahead of their World Cup opener against Belgium.

Canada will be facing a strong opponent in Japan, who are currently ranked 24th in the FIFA World Ranking, while Canada sits 43rd. For those who place more stock in Elo rankings, Japan is currently ranked 29th, with Canada right behind in 30th. While this is Canada’s 2nd trip to the World Cup, Qatar will mark Japan’s 7th time participating.