The highly anticipated Gold Cup 2021 debut is looming around for Canada, who arrive at the tournament full of ambitions. However, they'll be facing a huge test with Alphonso Davies' absence. John Herdman's side won't be counting on its principal figure for the whole tournament that will run from July 10 to August 1.
The Bayern Munich star already has plenty of Gold Cup experience after taking part in the 2017 and 2019 editions, reaching the quarterfinals both times. The 20-year-old sensation was also expecting to make an even bigger impact in the upcoming contest.
Davies has an impressive four goals and five assists in six appearances with the Canadian senior national team in 2021. He was about to take the spotlight in the Canucks' 2021 Gold Cup campaign, but ultimately won't be part of that journey.
Alphonso Davies ruled out of 2021 Gold Cup with Canada
With the Bayern player in great form and having more international experience under his belt, John Herdman's squad has been seen as a potential candidate for the Gold Cup 2021 trophy. However, they have suffered a huge blow to their aspirations.
Alphonso Davies was ruled out of the 2021 Gold Cup through injury after he hurt his ankle in training, as the Canada Soccer's Men's National Team stated. Shortly after his injury, Davies was confirmed out for the tournament and he went back to Germany to begin his recovery process.
It's been a massive upset for the Canucks, who were expecting to enjoy a more experienced Davies, who keeps on developing as a fascinating player in world soccer. Canada haven't confirmed his replacement yet, but they'll probably do it soon with their Group Stage debut just around the corner.