Canada’s soccer team manager announced his 26-man squad for the Qatar World Cup which features some huge names in club football across Europe including Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies and Jonathan David of Lille.
But there a couple of players who won’t be making it to the World Cup.
We’ve compiled a list of the key ones that Herdman had on his list, which are injured and will sadly miss Canada’s second showing at the international contest.
Club: Los Angeles FC
Crepeau got his first call up to the Canada Senior team in January 2014 and later made his debut in February 2016 in their game against the United States. He went on to replace injured goalie Milan Borjan during the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, during their game against French Guiana.
He stayed as the team’s first team goalkeeper throughout the next set of contests and was part of Canada’s team to qualify for this year’s World Cup. He played in the Mexico, Jamaica and Panama games.
During the MLS Cup Final game between Los Angeles FC and Philadelphia Union, he would fracture his lower leg and subsequently was unable to be selected for the national team.
Club: Jahn Regensburg
Kennedy made his debut in Canada’s qualification game against Suriname in June of this year. The team won the game 4 – 0. He was initially named to the final squad from July 1st but later had to be replaced by Frank Sturing.
It was late October that Kennedy suffered a shoulder injury during a league game with Jahn Regensburg. The injury put him out of action for months which meant he would miss his spot in the World Cup Squad.
Club: Toronto FC
Henry has been representing Canada at the U20, U23 and latterly the Senior team, since 2010. He was expected to be included in the Canada squad for the World Cup this year but he suffered a calf injury during the warmup game against Bahrain. The injury ruled him out of the team.
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