Japan to play Canada and Brazil

Japan will take on Canada and Brazil to warm up for the FIFA Women's World Cup in China later this year, the Japan Football Association said on Friday.

Japan will play Canada at the national stadium in Tokyo on 30 August and Brazil at the Ichihara stadium, home of the J-League's JEF United Chiba, on 2 September.

In the FIFA Women's World Cup which takes place between 10-30 September, Japan will face Germany, England and Argentina in Group A in the 16-team competition.