Canada will swap red and white for black and white as it heads for St James' Park, in what will be a make or break Olympic Games clash against Sweden.
Even though the clash will determine whether or not the side makes the quarter-finals, it will be a special match for Canada's head coach John Herdman, who grew up in the nearby
In honour of its manager, Canada will abandon its usual red and white warm-up tops for something more appropriate.
Herdman said: "The girls are planning to wear black and white tops in the warm-up because they are conscious they are wearing red and white, the
"Hopefully we can win over the Geordies and get them behind us."
Herdman's coaching career includes a spell at
He said: "It is a bit surreal to be standing in (
"It is one of those great moments and we must use it for the motivation it can bring.
"I feel a bit parochial on home territory and I want to come away with what we want.
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