Dwayne de Rosario, left, and Julian de Guzman, right, and Adrian Serioux could suit up for Canada against Argentina on May 24.

The Canadian men's soccer team announced Friday it will play five international friendlies between May and October, including a marquee matchup with Argentina.

Canada faces two-time World Cup champions Argentina on May 24 in Buenos Aires. Five days later, Canada will play Venezuela in Merida.

The Canadian men will host an as-of-yet undetermined opponent on Sept. 4 in Toronto and square off against Honduras on Sept. 7 in Montreal.

Canada finishes off the year with a match in Ukraine on Oct. 8, the first-ever meeting between the countries.

"This is simply an excellent opportunity for the national team and its players," Canadian coach Stephen Hart said in a statement. "Playing at home is always special and I am certain both the players and Canadian fans will welcome this announcement."

Two of the teams, Argentina and Honduras, are set to participate at this year's World Cup in South Africa in June.

"Playing quality opposition is the only way to raise standards," said Hart. "The games will allow staff the best possible opportunity to evaluate players. By the same token, it will allow players to test themselves."

Canada most recently faced Honduras in the quarter-finals of the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup, when it suffered a 1-0 loss. Canada and Venezuela battled to a 2-2 draw in 2007.

The Canadian men have already opened their 2010 season with a 1-0 road loss to Jamaica in Kingston on Jan. 30.

Canada is No. 64 in the FIFA world rankings, behind Argentina (No. 9), Ukraine (No. 26), Honduras (No. 35) and Venezuela (No. 48).