SOURCE: CBC News — Alphonso Davies made history, but Canada will not advance at the men’s World Cup in Qatar following a 4-1 loss to Croatia on Sunday.
Davies scored against Croatia on Sunday to give Canada its first-ever goal at the men’s World Cup.
A cross from Tajon Buchanan found Davies flying through the air and the Bayern Munich star headed it home just two minutes to give Canada an early 1-0 lead.
But Croatia scored twice late in the first half and added another in the second half to take a 3-1 lead. Andrej Kramaric beat Canadian goaltender Milan Borjan at the 36-minute mark and Marko Livaja followed that up with another eight minutes later. Kramaric scored his second at the 70-minute mark and Lovro Mayer capped the Croatian scoring in extra time to eliminate Canada’s chances of advancing to the round of 16.
Canada failed to score or secure a point in its first trip to the tournament in 1986, exiting after three first-round losses in Mexico.
Canada needed to secure at least a point against No. 12 Croatia to keep alive its hopes of making it to the knockout round.