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FIFA World Cup 2022 Preparation: Canada Host Iran In Friendly Match On June 5

38th-ranked Canada open their FIFA World Cup 2022 campaign against second-ranked Belgium on November 23 in Group F.

The friendly match between Canada and Iran takes place in Vancouver.
The friendly match between Canada and Iran takes place in Vancouver. Twitter/@CanadaSoccerEN

Canada will prepare for its first World Cup since 1986 with an exhibition against Iran on June 5 at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia. (More Football News)

Canada plays Curaçao at Vancouver on June 9 and is at Honduras on June 13, both in the CONCACAF Nations League. The match against Iran was announced Thursday.

Number 38 Canada opens the World Cup Group F against second-ranked Belgium on November 23, plays number 16 Croatia four days later and No. 24 Morocco on Dec. 1.

Number 21 Iran starts Group B against fifth-ranked England on November 21, meets Wales, Scotland or Ukraine four days later and closes the first round against the 15th-ranked United States on November 29.

Canada beat Iran 1-0 in April 2001 at Cairo and Iran won 1-0 in 1997 at Toronto and 1999 at Edmonton, Alberta. The Canadians have played just two teams from outside their region since John Herdman took over as coach in January 2018: a 1-0 loss to Iceland in January 2020 and a 1-0 win over New Zealand in March 2018.

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