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

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SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazil's women's Olympic team will play exhibitions against Canada, the United States and Japan to prepare for the 2012 London Games.

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.