Canada national team coach Benito Floro speaks with media
Courtesy of CSA

Canada officially announce friendly vs. Australia at Fulham's Craven Cottage in London in October

The Canadian Soccer Association has confirmed a weeks-old rumor that the Canadian men's national team will face Australia in a friendly on Oct. 15 at Craven Cottage, the home of Fulham FC, in London.

The game was announced on Wednesday evening and will see Canada going up against a Socceroos side coached by former Canada head coach Holger Osieck, who led the Reds to the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup title.

Next month's match will be Canada’s third game under new head coach Benito Floro and will conclude the team's second camp under the Spaniard, which will run from Oct. 11-16.

Floro’s tenure as Canada coach got off to an inauspicious start earlier this month when his side failed to score a goal in a 0-0 draw and a 1-0 loss to No. 150-ranked Mauritania in a pair of games that concluded a camp on the southeast coast of Spain.

Canada are currently mired in a woeful goalscoring spell where they have found the back of the net just once in 10 games in 2013 and have three ties and seven losses.

The last time Canada and Australia met was in a 1994 World Cup qualifying playoff. After each team won its respective home fixture 2-1, extra time was in order in the final game and Australia won on penalty kicks to advance to a final playoff, where they lost to Argentina.

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