Alphonso Davies: Canada Star Scores 2022 World Cup’s Fastest Goal vs Croatia

Alphonso Davies: Canada Star Scores 2022 World Cup’s Fastest Goal vs Croatia

Fred Kennedy
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:18 PM
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  • Croatia vs Canada World Cup clash on Sunday, November 22, produced the fastest goal of the Qatar edition of the tournament
  • Bayern Munich superstar Alphonso Davies was responsible for the goal, with the youngster needing just two minutes to find the back of the net
  • However, the goal was not enough to help Canada avoid defeat, with Croatia staging a thrilling comeback to win 4-1

Bayern Munich superstar Alphonso Davies has scored the fastest goal at the ongoing 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Davies had a chance to open his goal account at the tournament during their Group F opener against Belgium on Wednesday, November 24, when his side won a penalty.

However, the midfielder fluffed the opportunity as Canada went on to suffer a 1-0 frustrating loss.

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Alphonso Davies heads the ball to score his team's first goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group F football match between Croatia and Canada at Khalifa Stadium. Photo by Jewel Samad.
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The Bayern ace made amends during Canada's second group match against Croatia as he opened the scoring in the encounter.

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The 22-year-old needed just two minutes to break the deadlock, heading home past Croatia goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic after he was set up by Tajon Buchanan.

According to ESPN, Davies' goal scored on Sunday, November 27, is so far the fastest at the 2022 World Cup.

What's more? Daily Mail reports that it was a historic one for Canada as it was the country's first goal at the global football showpiece.

However, it was not enough to save Les Rouges from defeat as Croatia staged a dramatic comeback to hammer them 4-1.

Andrej Kramaric netted a double for Croatia, with Marko Livaja and Lovro Majer also getting their names on the scoresheet to condemn Canada to a comprehensive loss.

Canada have now lost all their matches and will be hoping to earn a consolation against Morocco in their final group fixture.

Canada eliminated from World Cup

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Canada became the second nation after World Cup hosts Qatar to crash out of this year's edition of the global showpiece.

Making an appearance at the Mundial for the first time since 1986, the Maple Leafs bowed out of the competition at the group stages following two successive defeats.

Coach John Herdman’s charges will fight for pride when they come face-to-face with Morocco on Thursday, December 1.

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Fred Kennedy has a Bachelor's degree in journalism (Daystar University), currently working as a Sports Editor. He has more than five years of experience in digital journalism.