Canadian men to play Macedonia friendly
The Canadian national men's soccer team will play Macedonia in a Nov. 14 exhibition match in the Balkan country's capital, Skopje, the Canadian Soccer Association announced Tuesday.
The international friendly will be Canada's first match since the CONCACAF Gold Cup this summer, when it lost to Honduras in the quarter-finals.
It will also be Canada's second match of 2009 in Europe, having previously defeated Cyprus 1-0 in May.
Even without playing a game in the last month, Canada moved up 13 spots to No. 53 in the latest FIFA world rankings, published last Friday.
It is Canada's highest ranking since October 2007, when it was No. 51.
Macedonia is currently ranked No. 66
Canada defeated Macedonia 1-0 in Toronto on May 18, 1998, in the only previous match between the two countries.