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Alphonso Davies and Canada reach the final round of World Cup qualifying in a dramatic win against Haiti

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Alphonso Davies and co. sealed a historic qualification to the final round after another clean sheet victory over their Haitian opponents. However, a dramatic own goal was the story of the night.

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On Tuesday night, Alphonso Davies and the Canadian national team headed to their temporary home venue, SeatGeek Stadium in Chicago, to finish off their two-leg series against Haiti. Alphonso Davies was quiet but solid in a 3-0 win which saw the Canadians advance to the final round of World Cup qualifying for the first time in 24 years.

On a night that should’ve focused on Canada’s historic accomplishment, an incredibly bizarre own goal by the Haitian goalkeeper stole the spotlight.

Alphonso Davies and the Canadian defense have been stellar throughout the qualifying campaign thus far, conceding just one goal in six matches. The final qualifying round which will begin in September will be massive for Canada as they aim to qualify for their second-ever World Cup appearance and their first since 1986.

The Bayern Munich wonderkid will have a large role to play in their hopes of qualifications and he will have to continue his stellar play to overcome CONCACAF’s best. Though there is still a long way to go, Davies and the Canadians are now one step closer to Qatar.