World Cup 2022: Tosaint Ricketts: “Canada has strong players: they’re young, they’re confident and they’re fearless”

Canada is preparing for its debut match against Belgium at the World Cup on the 23rd. The national team is already in Doha and this morning trained under intense Qatari heat.

MARCA watched on as Canada made ready for their match against European giants, Belgium. Eden Hazard, despite going through bad times at Real Madrid, is still highly respected and feared.

Tosaint Ricketts, who was capped 61 times by Canada, is one of Hazard’s great admirers. The Vancouver Whitecaps footballer is working as a pundit for TSM out in Doha. He spoke to Marca about Canada at this World Cup.

After being presented with a copy of Marca with Hazard on the front, the footballer smiled nervously as he pondered the damage Hazard could do to Canada and his former teammates. “I see him now and I get chills because I know what this guy can do when he gets on the left side and starts dribbling, dribbling and dribbling. When he cuts inside on his right foot, anything can happen. However, he was confident that the Canada team could deal with such a threat: “Canada has strong players; they’re young, they’re confident and they’re fearless so hopefully they can deal with Edin Hazard.

Ricketts pointed out that Canada’s qualification for the tournament for the first time in 36 years is testament to the hard work and quality of this current squad. “It’s been a long time, 36 years since Canada made a World Cup. It took many years to get back here, but now we’ve got a good group with players like Alphonso Davies, Tajon Buchanan, Stephen Eustaquio who are all playing at a high level and contributing to their teams in Europe.

Full of praise for Alphonso Davies

The Vancouver player was extremely complimentary about Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies, who trained on the sidelines and is a doubt for the first match against the Belgians.

“Yes, he’s special. You see what he does with Bayern. He’s the fastest player in the world and the best left back in the world, I think. He’s a special talent and he has a long career ahead of him.

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Ricketts is a big fan of Messi and revealed he thinks Argentina can go all the way this year. “I want Messi to win a World Cup. When he retires i want him to be consider the greatest and no one have any questions if about it. If he wins the World Cup, there will be no doubt that he was the greatest ever”, he said.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has played in dozens of different stadiums throughout his career, however, he has never played where he will this Sunday as his team will have the honor of hosting the Seattle Seahawks in the first NFL regular season game in Germany.

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The Bayern Munich curse

The game will take place at the Allianz Arena, home of the most winning team in the history of the Bundesliga and one of the biggest in the world, FC Bayern Munich, however, this fairy tale has a dark side, as in the last two games of this German giant two of its best players have left with worrying injuries.

Alphonso Davies breaks down in tears at Canada’s return to the World Cup

In the first instance, Canadian left back Alphonso Davies had to leave the match against Hertha Berlin due to a fibrillar rupture that initially seemed to cost him his participation in the World Cup in Qatar 2022, however, after undergoing further tests, the Maple Leaf’s best player will be present at the world’s top soccer tournament.

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Unfortunately, it seems that the same fate will not befall one of the world’s star strikers, Sadio Mane, who looks set to miss out on playing for Senegal in Qatar 2022 after having to leave the game against Werder Bremen with a knee tendon problem.

Mane’s absence has not been made official, but it is unlikely that he will see him at the World Cup despite being the man who secured his team’s last-gasp passage to the tournament, which begins on November 20.

Brady is clearly the most famous and important player who will be present at the Allianz Arena this Sunday, but recent events are not necessarily the best news for the seven-time Super Bowl winner.

World Cup 2022: Alphonso Davies injury update: Canada dodges a bullet as Maple Leaf’s best player will be good to go in Qatar 2022

Alarm bells went off in Canada, as their best player, Alphonso Davies, suffered an injury in the last game of Bayern Munich, and the worst was expected for the team of the Maple Leaf, but the result of the medical studies showed that the winger will be in Qatar 2022 with his National Team.

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Alphonso Davies breaks down in tears at Canada’s return to the World Cup

Bayern is going to have to be without Alphonso Davies for the last two Bundesliga matches before the break,” the club explained in a statement, specifying that “the Canadian international’s participation in the Qatar 2022 World Cup is not in jeopardy.”

Davies came on in the 62nd minute of Bayern Munich’s win in Berlin against Hertha. The left-back suffers a “muscle tear in the back of the right thigh,” medical tests in Munich revealed, the German champion club explained.

Canada is in the second World Cup in its history

He cannot play this Tuesday against Werder Bremen at the Allianz Arena and then in Gelsenkirchen against Schalke 04 on Saturday. Although it was confirmed that he will be with Canada in their second World Cup since they went to Mexico 1986.

Canada kicks off its World Cup-2022 on November 23 against Belgium in a Group F that includes Morocco and Croatia.