Canada to host Iran in June soccer friendly in Vancouver
Canada will host Iran in a men’s soccer friendly on June 5 in Vancouver.
The match will be part of a three-game international window for Canada, coming just a few days before the two Concacaf Nations League group stage matches on June 9 against Curaçao (also at BC Place) and on June 13 against Honduras (away in San Pedro Sula).
Canada ranked 38th in the world, and No. 21 Iran are both preparing for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar this November.
Canada will play in Group F alongside Belgium, Croatia, and Morocco while Iran is in Group B with England, the U.S., and a European playoff winner still to be decided.
This will mark Canada’s first two home matches since qualifying for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ after finishing first overall in the Concacaf Final Round. It will also mark the Men’s National Team’s first match at BC Place since a 4-1 win over French Guiana on March 24 2019 in Concacaf Nations League Qualifying.
It was also announced earlier this week on Tuesday that the Iranian football team will likely play Albania in a friendly ahead of this year’s World Cup.