Ottawa (AFP) – Alfonso Davies, Jonathan David and Atiba Hutchinson will return to Canada for the CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers after missing the Gold Cup.
The Canadian national team, which has not competed in the World Cup since Mexico 1986, is in the eight-legged tie in the qualifying rounds, which it achieved for the last time in France 1998’s waiting room.
Hutchinson and David were excluded from the Gold Cup, before the start of the season in Europe. Davis was affected by an ankle injury.
All three were on the list announced Thursday.
Toronto striker Ayo Akinola will miss the qualifiers instead, after he ruptured an ACL in one knee during the Gold Cup loss to the United States.
Canada opens its September 2 engagement against Honduras in Toronto. Three days later, he will visit the United States in Nashville, Tennessee, before receiving El Salvador in Toronto on the eighth.
Goalkeepers: Milan Borjan (Red Belgrade star), Maxim Kripo (Vancouver), James Pantimis (Montreal).
Defenders: Samuel Adekogby (Hatayspor, Turkey), Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich, Germany), Alistair Johnston (Nashville, USA), Donnell Henry (Suwon, South Korea), Scott Kennedy (Regensburg, Germany), Ritchie Larrea (Toronto). ), Kamal Miller (Montreal), Stephen Vitoria (Morriense, Portugal)
Midfielders: Stephen Ostaciu (Pacos de Ferreira, Portugal), Liam Fraser (Toronto), Atiba Hutchinson (Besiktas, Turkey), Marc Anthony Kay (Colorado, USA), Jonathan Osorio (Toronto), Samuel Peet (Montreal), David Waterspoon (Scotland)
Forwards: Tajon Buchanan (New England, USA), Lucas Cavallini (Vancouver), Jonathan David (Lille, France), Junior Hewlett (Reading, England), Kyle Larrain (Besiktas, Turkey).