Bayern Munich left-back Alphonso Davies who just recovered from mild myocarditis also known as heart muscle inflammation could not hold back his tears after Canada qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The 21-year-old left-back has been out of football for over two months due to his heart condition. Recall that when he tested positive for Covid-19 in January this year, Bayern Munich’s medical team diagnosed that the footballer has developed a heart muscle inflammation.
Since then, Alphonso Davies has been sidelined by both Bayern Munich and his national team, Canada. In his absence, both his national team and his football club continue to win games and progress in all the tournaments they are involved in.
Despite his heart condition, Davies who is one of the best left-backs in the world has never stopped following the progress of his national team.
On Sunday, March 28, 2022, Canada played their second to the last World Cup qualification match which was against Jamaica. A win in the game gave Canada an automatic ticket to the 2022 FIFA World Cup for the second time in the history of the country.
Recall that the last time Canada qualified for the World Cup was in 1986 which means that Canada has not qualified for the World Cup for 36 years. Hence, every soccer lover from Canada including Alphonso Davies has been following the World Cup qualification series keenly.
During the game between Canada and Jamaica on Sunday, Alphonso Davies was nowhere close to the stadium but was closer to the game than any other Canadian who was longing to see Canada in the FIFA World Cup again.
To ensure that he carried as many people along as possible, Davies spent the period of the match live on Twitch, allowing his fans to watch him enjoy every moment of the game.
When the referee blew the final whistle in the qualification match that ended 4-0 in favor of Canada, Alphonso Davies could not hold back his tears. The 21-year-old left-back was so emotional that he broke down in tears and even laid down on the floor to express how happy he was that Canada has qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
So far in the qualification series, Canada has been outstanding. The North American country enjoyed 8 wins, four draws, and one defeat in 13 games which were enough to send the country to the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The country is leading the CONCACAF qualification table with 28 points, three points above second-placed the United States.
Even though Canada has qualified for the World Cup, the country will have to play its last qualification game which is against Panama on Thursday, March 31. The outcome of the game will not affect Canada’s qualification.
Will Alphonso Davies go to the World Cup… What is the update on Davies’ heart condition?
Alphonso Davies who made his international debut with Canada on June 14, 2017, has been an important part of the national team. Many believe that the Bayern Munich left-back is the best player on the team.
Since the Ghanaian-born Canadian footballer made his debut in the Canadian team, Davies has scored 10 goals in 30 games in all competitions.
Based on an interview Alphonso Davies granted Bayern Munich’s official website recently, his heart muscle inflammation has healed. But since the player has been out of competitive soccer for over two months, he has to go through rehabilitation.
Futballnews can confirm that Davies has commenced training at Bayern Munich and might return to soccer before the 2021-2022 season ends. Hence, there is a 99 percent chance that he will be at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
“I’m happy to be back at Sabener Strasse”, Alphonso Davies said.
“The rehab is going well so far. I have no problems with my muscles and heart, but I’m not at 100 percent – yet! I’m just happy that I can train again and I’m ready for work.”
Before he sustained the heart condition, Alphonso Davies who reportedly earns £85,000 per week at Bayern Munich, has played 26 games in which he provided 6 assists this season.
It might interest you to note that since September 2017, Davies has been dating Canadian forward Jordyn Huitema who currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain Women and the Canada women’s national soccer team.