Canada star Alphonso Davies returns to training with Bayern Munich

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MUNICH — Canadian star Alphonso Davies and five other Bayern Munich players returned to training Wednesday after self-isolating following positive COVID-19 tests.

Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, Dayot Upamecano, Omar Richards, Leroy Sane and Tanguy Nianzou also completed parts of the team session at Bayern's training ground.

Davies, Upamecano, Sane and Nianzou trained separately after warming up with the team, which plays at FC Koln on Saturday.

Bayern said Jan. 5 that the 21-year-old fullback from Edmonton had tested positive but was well and self-isolating at home. Bayern returned to training Jan. 3, 17 days after its last competitive match of 2021 — a 4-0 win Wolfsburg.

Canada has been keeping a close eye on Davies' health. The Canadian men are scheduled to play World Cup qualifiers in Honduras (Jan. 27), at home to the U.S. in Hamilton (Jan. 30) and in El Salvador (Feb. 2).

A depleted Bayern lost to 2-1 Borussia Moenchengladbach last Friday but still tops the German standings at 14-3-1.


This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 12, 2022

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