Alphonso Davies bags brace for Canada
Canada kicked off their CONCACAF Nations League campaign on Thursday night with a 4-0 victory over Curacao thanks to a standout display from Bayern's Alphonso Davies. The 21-year-old scored twice in his former home of Vancouver on his first appearance for the national team since November following a long lay-off. He put his country ahead from the penalty spot on 27 minutes before getting the third of the evening after 71 minutes. The FCB man was also involved in the second, with his corner not dealt with by Curacao goalkeeper Eloy Room, allowing Steven Vitoria to just turn it home shortly before half-time. Davies departed the game with a quarter of an hour ago, before Lucas Cavallini rounded off the victory.
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"It's great to be back. I'm pleased to score two goals and help my team to the win. I can't thank the fans enough for their support," a delighted Davies said after the final whistle. Canada are in action again on Monday night in Honduras.
Choupo-Moting and Cameroon beat Burundi
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Cameroon also claimed a 1-0 victory over Burundi in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying. The only goal of the game came from Karl Toko Ekambi on the half-hour mark. The Bayern striker was replaced on 77 minutes by Ignatius Ganago. The three points see Cameroon move top of Group C. Choupo-Moting can now head off for a well deserved holiday. The Indomitable Lions aren't in action again until 19 September when they take on second-placed Namibia.
Nianzou into Toulon final with France
France's U20 team and Bayern defender Tanguy Nianzou made a statement in the semi-final of the Toulon Tournament on Thursday with a comprehensive 4-1 victory over Mexico. The French were running away with it inside half an hour after a brace from Sekou Mara sandwiched a strike from Lucien Agoume. Nianzou & Co. were breached shortly after the restart but Adil Aouchiche rounded off the win with a fourth late on. France will take on Venezuela on Sunday, 12 June, in the final of the 48th edition of the famous youth tournament.
Poland were beaten on Wednesday despite a goal from Robert Lewandowski: