Soccer

Men's soccer team to face Brazil in Seattle

The Canadian men's soccer team will face Brazil in two international friendlies this spring, as a tuneup for their World Cup 2010 qualifier against Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the Canadian Soccer Association announced Wednesday.

The Canadian men's soccer team will face Brazil in two international friendlies this spring, as a tuneup for their World Cup 2010 qualifier against Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the Canadian Soccer Association announced Wednesday.

The friendlies are May 31 in Seattle and June 6 in Panama City. 

Canada has faced Brazil three times, most recently at the 2001 Confederations' Cup in Japan, where they tied 0-0. 

Canada sits 63rd in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings, while Brazil is second, behind Argentina. 

Canada's last match was a 2-0 loss to Estonia, on March 26.

The road to World Cup 2010 for the men's team kicks off in Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, on June 15, with a return leg scheduled in Montreal the following week.