Arriving forty minutes late on Tuesday at a press conference, Canada coach John Herdman mentioned a traffic problem, but it’s a safe bet that the ambitious English technician left to fulfill his media obligations at the last moment, to avoid miss nothing of the last seconds of the improbable Saudi victory against Argentina (2-1). Excellent “motivator”, Herdman thus found a source of inspiration to bring his team to create the surprise against Belgium.
Alphonso Davies is fit to play
For Canada’s second World Cup after that of 1986, where the “Canucks” (the nickname of the team) had been eliminated without scoring a single goal, a small internal competition was launched to see who would become the first scorer of the history of selection in the World Cup. The Bayern Munich Dragster Alphonso Davies, recovered from a right thigh injury, is fit to startand will play his card, like Lille striker Jonathan David. “The dark clouds have dissipated”slipped Herdman, reassured to be able to count on all his group, including the midfielder of Porto Stephen Eustaquio, an uncertain time.
Ultra-smiling, Captain Atiba Hutchinson confided his intention to place “Canada on the football map”. International since 2003 (92 caps, 9 goals), the midfielder from Besiktas can become the oldest outfield player in the history of the World Cup, at 39 years, 9 months and 15 days. He would thus beat the record of the Argentinian Angel Labruna (39 years, 9 months, 18 days) dating from 1958.