Alphonso Davies is fully fit for Canada's World Cup opener against Belgium

Alphonso Davies is fully fit for Canada’s World Cup opener against Belgium

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Canada winger Alphonso Davies is fully fit and on track to start his country’s World Cup opener against Belgium on Wednesday night after he recovered from a sore right hand. become

“Canada is now in a position where we can have our strongest team,” coach John Herdman said Tuesday on the eve of his country’s first World Cup appearance since 1986. “This is an exciting time for us. Now the dark clouds have lifted.”

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Davis, 22, suffered the injury on November 5 while playing for Bayern Munich. He has scored 12 goals in 34 international games, including five goals in World Cup qualifying.

“He’s clear he wanted to play,” Herdman said. “I think our medical team, we wanted him to play as well. But you just have to go through the mathematical algorithms that are put in front of you to develop that high speed and hit him, so that’s great. and

“And he’s been in full training and he’s got that big smile on his face, which is great.”

Herdman said goalkeeper Milan Borjan was expected to be in full training on Tuesday after feeling a stomach issue in Tuesday’s 2-1 friendly win over Japan.

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