Who will look stronger ahead of their respective World Cup openers next Wednesday?
Canada will feature at the World Cup for just the second time, their only other appearance coming at Mexico ‘86.
Back then, the Reds didn’t win a game, nor did they score a goal, so are certainly hoping to improve on that.
John Herdman’s team actually finished top of CONCACAF qualifying, beating both Mexico and USA at home.
The Canucks first game in Qatar comes against Belgium, before facing Croatia and then Morocco.
This is a very challenging group, but Canada have upset the odds before, and will need to do so again.
Japan, in contrast, are World Cup regulars, qualifying for every edition since USA ‘94.
Four years ago, the Samurai Blue reached the round of 16, before heartbreakingly losing to Belgium.
This time, Hajime Moriyasu’s men will face Germany, Costa Rica and Spain, so will need to pull-off a miracle to get through this time.
Before any of that, who will win this friendly at Al-Maktoum Stadium?