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Short-handed Canadian WNT faces tough test in key friendlies against Australia

The 2023 FIFA World Cup is more than 10 months away, but the Canadian women’s team’s preparations begin in earnest this week. 

Canada plays the first of two international friendlies against Australia on Saturday at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium. The two sides will meet again on Sept. 6 at Sydney’s new Allianz Stadium.

These games are very important for the reigning Olympic champions, as they’ll help them prepare and acclimatize for the World Cup, which will be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand from July 20 to Aug. 20, 2023. 

“This window is about us experiencing the conditions we will face next summer, particularly the significant travel and jet lag, which we will look to adapt and learn from,” Canadian coach Bev Priestman said. “It should be two incredible games that are only going to help us in our experience.”

Beyond getting used to the conditions, it’s also vitally important that…

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