Saturday, June 22, 2024

Alphonso Davies named in Canada´s World Cup squad after overcoming injury scare

SoccerNews in Bundesliga 13 Nov 2022

80 Views

Alphonso Davies has been named in Canada’s squad for the World Cup despite suffering an injury scare in Bayern Munich’s recent Bundesliga win over Hertha Berlin.

Davies sparked fears regarding his condition when he limped out of Bayern’s 3-2 victory at the Olympiastadion last week, with the Bavarian giants subsequently confirming he sustained a hamstring strain.

However, Bayern then said Davies’ hopes of participating at the World Cup were “not at risk”, and the 22-year-old features in John Herdman’s 26-man squad for the tournament in Qatar.

Lille’s Jonathan David is another notable name in Herdman’s party – his tally of nine Ligue 1 goals this season has only been bettered by Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe (12) and Neymar (11).

Canada begin their first World Cup campaign since 1986 by facing Belgium on November 23, before taking on fellow Group F rivals Croatia and Morocco.

Atiba Hutchinson, born in 1983, is the only member of the Canada squad who was alive the last time the nation competed at the World Cup.

Canada lost all three of their matches on their only previous World Cup appearance, failing to score a goal. They are one of just four nations to play at least three World Cup games without hitting the net (also Trinidad and Tobago, Zaire and China).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This field is required *

Join the conversation!

or Register

Live Scores

advertisement

Betting Guide Advertisement

advertisement

Become a Writer
More More
Top