Alphonso Davies Was In Tears After Canada Qualified For The World Cup
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Bayern Munich left-back Alphonso Davies was in tears after Canada qualified for the World Cup on Sunday night.
Canada, topped the CONCACAF table with 28 points from 13 games, winning eight, drawing four and losing just one to finish ahead of the United States and Mexico.
Qualification was secured last night without Canada's poster boy as Davies has not yet returned following a heart issue.
But he was cheering on his teammates watching at home and live streaming on his Twitch channel. The former Vancouver Whitecaps man kicked every ball and oozed passion throughout.
Then, when it was confirmed that he and Canada were going to the World Cup in Qatar, Davies' emotions got the better of him.
He burst into tears, saying: "I'm going to the World Cup. We're going to the World Cup, man! I cannot believe it.
"I'm tearing up. My dream has come true."
Davies' journey is nothing short of inspirational. Born to Liberian parents in a Ghanaian refugee camp after they fled a civil war, he moved to the freezing cold city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada at the age of five.
He was scouted by Whitecaps at the age of 14 and a year later was playing professionally for their second team.
The 21-year-old won the Champions League after securing a lucrative move to Bayern Munich and playing in the World Cup will be another dream realised.
Davies suffered badly with a bout of COVID-19 and ended up being diagnosed with mild myocarditis in January, putting him out of action.
But he's on the mend and Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann is hoping he will be fit and available for the Champions League quarter-final against Villarreal.
"I'm happy to be back. The rehab is going well so far," Davies told Bayern's official website.
"I have no problems with my muscles and heart, but I'm not at 100 per cent - yet!
"I'm just happy that I can train again. I'm ready for work."
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