Canada national team coach Benito Floro speaks with media
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CanMNT: Canadian Soccer Association confirms reported Slovenia friendly on Nov. 19

The Canadian Soccer Association confirmed on Tuesday that the Canadian men’s national team will wrap up its 2013 schedule with a friendly against Slovenia on Nov. 19.

It will be the second game during the upcoming international window for Canada, who will also meet the Czech Republic in Olomouc on Nov. 15. As reported by last week, the match will be held in Celje, although the venue and kickoff time are to be determined.

The match will be Canada’s 10th international friendly of the year and 13th game overall (including the CONCACAF Gold Cup), and will be the culmination of the team’s third training camp under head coach Benito Floro.

Canada are still searching for their first win of the year, posting three draws and eight losses – and only one goal scored – so far. Their last game, a 3-0 loss to Australia in London on Oct. 15, was the eighth straight game in which they’ve been held scoreless. That slump has seen Les Rouges plummet to an all-time low of No. 111 in the FIFA rankings.

Slovenia, who sit No. 30 in the most recent FIFA rankings, will be looking to pick up the pieces after being narrowly eliminated from World Cup qualifying with a 1-0 loss to Switzerland on Oct. 15.  

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