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The Canadians will host South Korea in Toronto for a friendly football match in June

The Canadian women’s soccer team will host South Korea on June 26 at BMO Field in Toronto.

Canada is ranked sixth in the world compared to 17th for South Korea.

The Canadians last played in Toronto in May 2019 when they beat Mexico 3-0 in a pre-World Cup friendly in France.

The June game aims to help the Canadians prepare for this summer’s CONCACAF W Championship in Mexico, which serves as a qualifier for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand and the 2024 Olympics. in Paris.

Canada will open play in the group stage of the CONCACAF W Championship on July 5 against Trinidad and Tobago before facing Panama on July 8 and Costa Rica on July 11.

After winning the Olympics last summer in Tokyo, coach Bev Priestman spoke of the World Cup as the next mountain to climb.

“This summer is an essential part of our new mountain and we are therefore delighted to secure a home game against a difficult team such as Korea Republic as part of our final preparations for the new CONCACAF Championship tournament as well than facing an Asian opponent ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup,” Priestman said in a statement.

The Canadians are 7-1-0 against the Koreans, posting a 3-0 victory when they last met in the Algarve Cup final in March 2018.

Canada is 2-1-2 this year, including a win over fourth-seeded Germany.

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