PHOTO: Canada and France last met at the 2013 World League Round 2 final in Saint Germain, France where the hosts won 3-2 (By Marine Andrieux)
In preparation for the 2017 Hockey World League Semi-Final in London, Canada’s men’s field hockey team will face France in three exhibition matches from June 4-7 in France.
The matches against the 17th ranked French will be played on June 4th in Le Touquet, and June 5th and 7th in Wattignies.
In Le Touquet, Canada – currently ranked 11th in the world – will take on France at the home of TAC Hockey, a local club in the seaside town 100km west of Lille. And in Wattignies, the two matches will be played at CREPS, a sport institute for high performance athletes located 20 minutes south of Lille.
The game times for the three-game series with France are as follows:
After the matches against France, the Canadian men will travel directly to London, where they will have a few days to acclimate and train before their opening match of the World League Semi-Final on June 16 vs Pakistan.