Brazil women’s team to play Canada, US, Japan

Brazil’s women’s Olympic team will play exhibitions against

Canada, the United States and Japan to prepare for the 2012 London


Brazil’s soccer federation said Thursday that Brazil will face

Canada on March 24 in the Boston area, then will travel to Japan to

play Olympic champion U.S. on April 3 and world champion Japan on

April 5. The U.S. had announced the April 3 game last week.

Brazil had already announced that it will also face England and

Portugal in May in yet to be determined locations.

Led by five-time FIFA world player of the year Marta, Brazil won

the silver medal in the 2004 and the 2008 games.