Alphonso Davies reacts to scoring CanMNT's first-ever World Cup goal

Chris Smith
Davies made history for Canada.
Davies made history for Canada. / OZAN KOSE/GettyImages
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Alphonso Davies has revealed his happiness at scoring the Canadian Men's National Team's first-ever World Cup goal, despite now being mathematically eliminated from the tournament.

The Bayern Munich star powered home a header to give Les Rouges the lead inside two minutes against Croatia on Sunday after the nation had previously failed to find the net in four World Cup matches.

However, Canada were unable to sustain their pressure against an immensely experienced and high-quality Croatian outfit, with the likes of Luka Modric and Mateo Kovacic dominating the match and inspiring a 4-1 victory for the 2018 runners-up.

Canada will head home after their final Group F match against Morocco on Thursday, but even if they don't manage their first-ever World Cup points, this group have already made history and given fans something to be proud of.

"Not the outcome we wanted, but we'll keep fighting for everyone," Davies wrote on Twitter, adding: "Happy to be able to score my first World Cup goal for the team and to be able to put my name in the history books. Couldn't have done it without my brothers."

Speaking to TSN after the match, Davies doubled down on his regret at Canada's early exit from the tournament, but reiterated that John Herdman's side are focused on heading home with some points on the board.

"I am disappointed in the result. It was not easy," said Davies. "We did our best, we fought the entire game. We’re looking forward to the next game and hopefully, we get some points."


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