Canada To Face Panama in soccer friendly Next Sunday
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Canada Soccer has announced that the men’s national team will now host Panama on Sunday, June 5 at 4 pm PT/7 pm ET at BC Place after canceling the game against Iran.
It’ll be the Canadian men’s national team’s first match on home soil since qualifying for the FIFA World Cup in March and their first time playing in Vancouver in over three years.
The governing body has been looking for a replacement opponent ever since, knowing the June international window is just one of two FIFA breaks before the World Cup kicks off in November.
Players on Canada’s men’s soccer team raised concerns about a controversial friendly match against Iran — and Canada Soccer confirms that pushback factored into its sudden decision to cancel the event.
Panama is ranked 61st in FIFA’s world rankings and failed to qualify for Qatar, so they won’t have the same draw appeal as the 21st-ranked Iranians.
Panama beat Canada 1-0 in the last match between these two countries in Panama City on March 30. The Panamanians had six wins, five losses, and three draws during the final round of World Cup qualifying, which included a win against USA and a draw against Mexico.
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