Alberta Mirror

Monday, October 3, 2022

Alphonso Davies will return for Canada’s three games in June international break 

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Key takeaways: 

  • ‘These are three options to take steps on with this group of players,’ says manager John Herdman.
  • Alphonso Davies of Edmonton missed Canada’s previous six outings after developing signs of myocarditis, a mild heart condition, following a bout of COVID-19.

Since November, Bayern Munich superstar Alphonso Davies, sidelined from international play, has been back to action with Canada for June matches against Iran, Curacao, and Honduras.

The 21-year-old from Edmonton missed Canada’s previous six tours after developing signs of myocarditis, a mild heart condition, following a bout of COVID-19.

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Since November, Bayern Munich superstar Alphonso Davies, sidelined from international play, has been back to action with Canada for June matches against Iran, Curacao, and Honduras

Davies, named CONCACAF men’s player of the year in April, returned to Bayern Munich’s starting 11 for its April 6 Champions League quarterfinal against Spain’s Villarreal, incising his first club appearance since December 17.

There is also a spot in manager John Herdman’s 25-man team for fullback/wingback Raheem Edwards, who has been in great form with the Los Angeles Galaxy this season. The 26-year-old Edwards, who has four caps for Canada, last played for the national squad in March 2018 — a 1-0 victory over New Zealand in Spain in Herdman’s debut as manager. Edwards is tied for the MLS lead with three game-winning assists this season and has five assists.

Source – cbc.ca

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