Canada book June friendly with Iran in World Cup warmup

Canada will play host to Iran in a 5 June football friendly at Vancouver between Qatar World Cup-bound teams ahead of matches against North American rivals.

Canada Soccer announced on Thursday plans for three international matches, with Iran followed by CONCACAF Nations League matches against Curacao and Honduras.

Iran will face the Canadians under the dome at BC Place and Curacao will face Canada in the same venure four days later before manager John Herdman’s side visit Honduras on 13 June.

Canada will compete at the Fifa World Cup for the first time since 1986 after topping the table in North American qualifying over Mexico and the United States.

Canada books June friendly with Iran in World Cup warmup

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Iran have qualified for a third consecutive World Cup after competing in the 2014 and 2018 editions.

Canada will compete in Group F alongside Belgium, Croatia and Morocco. Iran have been drawn into Group B alongside England, the United States and an European playoff winner yet to be determined

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