Canada sweats on Alphonso Davies’ fitness after early Bayern Munich substitution

Canada is the latest World Cup nation to find itself sweating over the fitness of one of its key players after Alphonso Davies injured his hamstring while playing for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Davies, 22, has been selected to start the Bayern Munich match at Hertha Berlin.

But the left-back was forced out in the 64th minute of the match Bayern won 3-2, and was seen clutching his right hamstring as he left the pitch.

He was replaced by Lucas Hernandez.

Davies is one of Canada’s top players, and John Herdman is hopeful the defender will not suffer a hamstring injury serious enough to disqualify him from the tournament.

Despite his tender years, Davies has played 34 full international matches and scored 12 goals.

Canada will start its World Cup campaign on November 23 against Belgium, before the matches against Croatia and Morocco.

The World Cup in Qatar was severely affected by the injury. World champions France will be absent from central midfield duo Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante, while England will be without a left-sided starting player after Ben Chilwell was left out with a hamstring injury on Saturday.

Lionel Messi has been ruled out of Paris Saint-Germain’s Ligue 1 match against Lorient this weekend due to concerns about an Achilles tendon injury, while South Korea’s Son Heung-min is in a race against time to recover from a facial injury he suffered in the Champions League. Europe. Tottenham Hotspur vs Marseille.


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