Canada has qualified for the World Cup after 32 years on account of finishing top of the CONCACAF qualifying. Defeating Jamaica 4-0 guaranteed qualification for the World Cup finals for just the second time, putting a stop to 36 years of heartbreak and disappointment. After the squad from Mexico in 1986 lost three games and was eliminated in the group stage, they will now try to make even more history and enhance their World Cup record.
Alphonso Davies will be the topic of discussion about Canada leading up to the World Cup, but it’s important to remember that Herdman’s team qualified for Qatar without the Bayern Munich star. As Canada accomplished what many said was impossible, Davies watched the celebrations in Toronto while he was getting well from an inflammatory heart problem.
But Canada, who defied the odds by placing ahead of both Mexico and the United States, will be in Qatar, and they want to make a statement as they get ready to play Belgium, Croatia, and Morocco. The Canucks’ upcoming matches against the second- and third-placed teams, Belgium and Croatia, won’t be easy, but with possibly their finest team ever, they want to show that Canadian football is indeed on the rise.
There is no question about who to watch for Canada! Alphonso Davies has experienced an incredible ascent from the MLS to the starting lineup for Bayern Munich. Since joining Bayern from the Vancouver Whitecaps in 2019, the 21-year-old has assisted Bayern in winning the Champions League and four straight Bundesliga championships. With only 34 international appearances under his belt, he has already distinguished himself with 12 goals. He has been dubbed “a phenomenon” and “one of the hardest players to stop I have ever seen” by Thomas Muller, a teammate from Bayern, and now, at his first World Cup, he will be looking to show off his lightning-quick speed and lethal left foot as he looks to make a significant impact on the international stage.
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