Canada's national football squad, win-less in 14 matches over the past 16 months, will face Jamaica and Panama in post-World Cup friendlies, the Canada Soccer Association (CSA) said Tuesday.
The Canadians will host Jamaica at Toronto on September 9 and visit Panama on November 18 as North American teams which failed to reach this year's World Cup finals in Brazil try to jump start their hopes for 2018 in Russia.
"We believe that in order to improve our national teams must compete against the best and more often," CSA president Victor Montagliani said. "This will help our program build a stream of high caliber players."
Canada last won on October 12, 2012, beating Cuba 3-0 and since then have managed only two goals in 14 matches, sliding to 113th in the FIFA rankings and 12th in North America.
The Canadians are 7-3 with six drawn against Jamaica, with the Reggae Boyz winning their most recent meeting 1-0 in 2010 on home soil at Kingston.