Another week and another friendly announced. The Canadian Soccer Association released that the Women's National team will travel to Eindhoven in the Netherlands for a friendly against the Dutch national side on April 10.
The eleventh ranked Canadians will play the twelfth ranked Dutch in what will be Canada's first non-competitive game since their friendly against England prior to the Women's World Cup last summer. In that time the women have played in the Women's World Cup, Olympic Qualifying, the Algarve Cup and the International Tournament of Natal.This will give coach John Herdman the chance to experiment with Canada's roster and help to prepare them for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil this August.
The game was announced on the heels of previous press releases that both the men's and women's national teams would be playing friendlies in upcoming months. The mens side will play Azerbaijan while the women will play home fixtures against Brazil in Toronto and Ottawa in June. This match is to continue the Women's preparation for the summer Olympics taking place in Rio this August.
The last meeting between these two teams saw a 1-1 draw in their final group match of the Women's World Cup. The women have just returned from Cyprus where they beat the seventh ranked Brazilians in the Algarve Cup final.