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Canadian MNT confirms January friendly date with Bermuda

The Canadian national team will travel to Bermuda for a friendly match at the end of their January camp, playing on Jan. 22 at the Bermuda National Sports Centre in Hamilton.

The team's camp starts in the United States on Jan. 12, kicking off a season that will include the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament in July. This will be the ninth meeting between Canada and Bermuda, with Canada unbeaten in the series at 4-0-4. The two sides have not met since March 2007, a 3-0 victory for Canada.

"The international match will come at the back end of our extended January camp," interim head coach Michael Findlay said in Tuesday's announcement from canadasoccer.com. "We wanted to arrange a game that was close in vicinity and also gave us a good step from which to the start of the season."

The roster will be announced in early January, with most players coming from North American clubs getting ready for their own preseason camps.

"We want to give our players a leg up in their preparation for the new season, but also give us the opportunity to assess and evaluate a larger group of players," said Findlay. "There will also be an internal competition within the group as only 18 players will be selected for the travel to Bermuda."