WATCH: Alphonso Davies makes history as Bayern Munich star hits first World Cup goal for Canada

Alphonso Davies Canada 2022 World CupGetty
  • Bayern star heads home historic effort
  • Dream start for CanMNT against Croatia
  • Herdman's side continue to catch the eye

WHAT HAPPENED? There was just a minute on the clock when Davies made an immediate impact for the CanMNT against Croatia and re-wrote the record books in the process. His powerful run into the box, along with a towering leap, allowed him to meet a pinpoint cross from Tajon Buchanan and nod into the back of the net.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Canada drew a blank across three fixtures when making their World Cup bow in 1986 and were frustratingly kept out by Belgium in their Qatar 2022 opener – with Davies missing a penalty in that contest.

WHAT NEXT? Canada topped the CONCACAF section of qualification and had high hopes for Qatar 2022 under English coach John Herdman, but ended up losing 4-1 against Croatia to exit the World Cup at the group stage.