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Davies becomes youngest Canada player

Goal.com logo Goal.com 14-06-2017

On a night when several players made their debut for Canada, teenager Alphonso Davies made history.

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The 16-year-old entered Tuesday's friendly against Curacao in the 53rd minute, becoming the youngest player in Canadian national team history. A Ghanaian-born Liberian refugee, Davies completed his Canadian citizenship requirements last week, and was immediately called into head coach Octavio Zambrano's roster.

At just 16yo, Alphonso Davies is the youngest player in #CANMNT history pic.twitter.com/MzkjgB2Qfi

— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) June 14, 2017

Playing as an attacker in a 4-3-3 formation, Davies made an impression in his 37 minutes of play. He came close to scoring on two occasions, both first-time strikes that forced strong saves from Curacao goalkeeper Eloy Room.

Davies also drew a penalty in the 86th minute after a pacy run down the left flank, but teammate Junior Hoilett could not convert the subsequent spot kick.

The Canadians went on to win the match 2-1 on goals by Manjrekar James and Anthony Jackson-Hamel.

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