This was the fifth time that the two countries have faced each other, since 2007 and the first in which Portugal got the better of their opponents.

At half-time, the Portuguese 'Wolves' were already winning by 10-5, but they allowed Canada to recover slightly before snatching a victory “in the last minutes of the match”, according to information provided by the Federation.

The Portuguese team are now preparing for the match against Japan, ranked 10th in the world, which will be played on 13 November (17:15), at Estádio Cidade de Coimbra.