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Alphonso Davies will lead the Canadian men’s national team as captain of the squad for the upcoming Copa America tournament.

Manager Jesse Marsch made the announcement Monday, where he also named Stephen Eustàquio the team’s vice-captain.

“Alphonso is a young and experienced professional who has all the tools to be an excellent captain. He has been in the spotlight from a young age and handled it very well, I know that he is up to the challenge of taking on a more expanded role with more responsibility,” Marsch said in a statement. “Stephen is also a great leader who has already formed a partnership with Alphonso, along with the leadership council, that will lead us into a home FIFA World Cup in 2026.”

Davies is a four-time winner of the Canada Soccer Player of the Year Award and has made 48 appearances with the men’s senior team. He was the youngest player to debut and score for Canada in international competition at 16 years old.

The 23-year-old takes over for Atiba Hutchinson, who retired after last year’s CONCACAF Nations League finals with a Canadian men’s record 104 appearances.

Eustàquio has appeared in 37 games for the men’s senior team and was named Canada Soccer Player of the Year in 2023.

Davies wore the captain’s armband for the June 6 friendly against the seventh-ranked Netherlands in Marsch’s first game in charge. Eustaquio was the captain for the team’s June 9 friendly against No. 2 France.

Canada will kick off the Copa America tournament against powerhouse Argentina and Lionel Messi on June 20.

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