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USA’s Davies World Cup hopes fade as he’s ruled out for season

Text by Emmanuel VERSACE

Latest update : 2010-04-22

US striker Charlie Davies, who is under contract with French football team Sochaux, has been ruled out for the rest of the season possibly jeopardising his chances of playing in the World Cup 2010.

Sochaux football club president Alexandre Lacombe told a local French paper Est-Republicain on Thursday that US striker Charlie Davies will be out for the rest of the French Ligue 1 season.

Davies, 23, survived a near-fatal car accident on the night of October 13, 2009, close to Washington DC. The accident occurred three nights after the US national team qualified for the World Cup after beating Honduras 3-2.

During an interview with FRANCE 24 in March, Davies said that before the devastating crash he had just begun playing football again and was hopeful about his World Cup prospects. But Sochaux football club president Alexandre Lacombe’s latest decision has raised questions about Davies’ chances of travelling to South Africa this summer.
 
“He will not play in Ligue 1 this season,” Lancombe told Est-Republicain. “He is fine and that’s the most important thing. Since no longer needing his wheelchair, he has struggled to regain fitness. However, he is running and has started to play the ball again. The chance of playing in the World Cup has been driving him on since his accident, so we know he will struggle mentally if he doesn’t get selected."

 

Date created : 2010-04-22

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