Canada to take on Slovenia in November

The Slovenian federation has announced a Nov. 19 meeting with Canada in Celje. The Canadians face the Czech Republic four days earlier.
The Football Association of Slovenia announced Tuesday that it would be hosting Canada in a men's international friendly on Nov. 19.

The match, which has not yet been confirmed by the Canadian Soccer Association but has been added to FIFA international fixture list, is set to take place in Cejle and follows Canada's Nov. 15 friendly against the Czech Republic. Slovenia will be the fourth opponent to face the Canadians under head coach Benito Floro, as the Spaniard has also helmed a pair of games against Mauritania and a London-based friendly versus Australia since taking over the program in the summer.

The 30th-ranked Slovenians were eliminated from qualification for Brazil 2014 earlier this month after finishing third in UEFA's Group E behind Switzerland and Iceland. They participated in the 2010 World Cup, going out in the group stage.

On the other side of the field, the Canadians have struggled mightily throughout 2013. Ranked an all-time worst 111th in the world, they've lost all but two matches since exiting qualification for Brazil 2014 last year. Of the 10 matches Canada has played in 2013, the team has managed only a single goal.

Should Floro's side score against either the Czech Republic or Slovenia, it would break a nearly eight-month scoreless drought.