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Canadian women’s national team to play Brazil in Ottawa on Sept. 2

The CanWNT are meeting another familiar foe in the nation’s capital

Brazil v Sweden Bronze Medal Match: Women’s Football - Olympics: Day 14 Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images

Canada Soccer announced today that the Canadian women’s national team will take on Brazil at Ottawa’s TD Place Stadium on Sunday, September 2.

Canada, who placed fifth in FIFA’s latest women’s international rankings, will be taking on a familiar foe in seventh-ranked Brazil. The two sides met most recently in the bronze medal match of the Rio 2016 Olympics, which Canada won 2-1 on the back of goals from Deanne Rose and Christine Sinclair.

This friendly is intended to be a good tune-up for Canada as they prepare for the upcoming World Cup qualifying cycle, which will begin in October with the CONCACAF Women’s Championships. The next FIFA Women’s World Cup will be in France in 2019.

The CanWNT’s last fixture was in June, when they fell 3-2 to Germany at Hamilton’s Tim Hortons Field. They’ve played in Ottawa before in recent memory, beating Brazil 1-0 in their last preparation game before the 2016 Olympics.