Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies burst into tears after Canada booked its place in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Canada qualified for the World Cup for the first time in 36 years and confirmed their place in the tournament with a 4-0 victory over Jamaica on Sunday.
Unfortunately for Davis, however, he was not with his teammates to celebrate this historic occasion.
Davies had a heart condition and had not played for club or country since December 17.
But he returned to training in favor of the German champions.
The left-back tested positive for Covid-19 and Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann confirmed that the Canada international had suffered from a mild infection of the heart.
It was discovered when Davis completed routine medical exams at the club’s headquarters after recovering from the virus.
Those are the hallmarks of mild myocarditis.
But when Davies found out that he and his teammates would be heading to Qatar in December, the Bayern player burst into tears over his health.Twitch Channel Opular.
Playing in the World Cup would be very memorable for Davis, who had a rough start in life.
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He was born in a refugee camp in Ghana after his family fled the Second Liberian Civil War.
Wing spent the first five years of his life there before his family resettled in Canada.
Davies is thankful that his family decided to leave Liberia during the war rather than take up arms and fight.
He said, “The story my father told was what it was like during the war in Liberia. You knew there were only two opportunities: either you became part of the war or you tried to get out.
“I am glad they chose to go out because my parents had no intention of taking up arms and shooting. That is not who they are.
“Everything in the refugee camp was a battle, it wasn’t easy, but they were alive.
“I can only imagine the smile on their faces knowing we would have a better life once we were accepted into the resettlement program to go to Canada. They were so excited, it was an amazing relief.”