Canada and Davies begin with draw in final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying
The Canadian national team, starring Alphonso Davies, started the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying with a 1-1 (0-1) draw against Honduras. On Friday night, the Canadians fell behind in their home match in Toronto after the visitors' Alexander Lopez converted a penalty (40'). After the break, Canada's Junior Hoilett was brought down in the penalty area after a Davies cross. The referee awarded the second penalty of the game - and Cyle Larin duly scored the equaliser (66').
Dreaming of a first World Cup since '86
The final qualifying stage in North and Central America will be played in a group stage of eight teams. The top three teams will automatically book their tickets to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, while the fourth-placed team has to play in an intercontinental play-off against an Asian representative. Canada are second after the first matchday. The North Americans have only been to one World Cup so far, Mexico in 1986.
Davies played after Bayern's German internationals and Poland's Robert Lewandowski on Thursday night: