The FIFA Women’s World Cup is expected to hold in France and several of the qualified teams have begun preparations for the tournament. One of the tournament favourites Canada have been busy playing friendlies as they look to be in good shape for the tournament.

The fifth-ranked nation us set to face the African Champions Nigeria as part of their training schedule for the tournament. Canada have been drawn with African side Cameroon and the friendly is intended to condition the ladies for the clash.

The friendly is to be held in Spain and would serve as a challenging game for the Canadians as they have a bleak record against the Africans. Both teams have faced off twice with the North Americans yet to secure a victory against their African counterparts.

Despite the game being a friendly Canada coach Kenneth Heiner-Moller is excited about the opportunity to test his players against the African Champions. Speaking ahead of the game Heiner-Moller believes that his team would use the opportunity to garner experience ahead of the tournament.

Canada also faces New Zealand and the Netherlands in the group stages. Meanwhile, talismanic captain,Christine Sinclair is expected to spearhead the attack as she looks to win the trophy in what should be her last World Cup.

Sinclair is also close to an important milestone as she is just four goals behind the world record number of goals 184 goals scored by legendary American forward Amy Wambach. Sinclair scored in last week friendly against England and would be looking to add to her goals against Nigeria on Monday.

Canada have enjoyed an excellent 2019 as the country remains unbeaten in six games winning four and drawing two without conceding a goal.  Canada still hasa friendly match planned on May 18 against Mexico in Toronto.