‘A nightmare moment’ – Alphonso Davies has penalty SAVED by Thibaut Courtois as Canada forced to wait for first World Cup goal

    Alphonso Davies missed a golden chance to score Canada’s first ever World Cup goal as his early penalty was SAVED by Thibaut Courtois.

    The Canadians were awarded the spot-kick after VAR advised referee Janny Sikazwe to look at an incident which saw the ball hit Yannick Carrasco on the arm.

    Davies had the chance to score Canada’s first ever goal at a World Cup

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    Davies had the chance to score Canada’s first ever goal at a World Cup

    But Courtois was equal to his effort

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    But Courtois was equal to his effort

    Carrasco blocked a goalbound shot from Tajon Buchanan and the referee decided that was enough to give the penalty.

    Canada’s only previous appearance at the World Cup came in 1986, in a campaign that saw them fail to find the net.

    On 11 minutes Davies had the chance to make history in Canadian football as he stepped up against Courtois.

    But the Real Madrid keeper was equal to Davies’ tame effort, diving low down to his right before the ball was eventually scrambled away.

    talkSPORT’s Alex Crook labelled it as a ‘nightmare moment’ for Davies, and you have to wonder if that poor penalty could cost Canada against their highly-rated opponents.

    Could Canada and Davies live to regret that miss

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    Could Canada and Davies live to regret that miss

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