2022 World Cup highlights: Belgium beat Canada 1-0


O FIFA World Cup 2022 continued Wednesday on FOX with Belgium prevailing over Canada 1-0 at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar.

Belgium vs Canada Highlights

A single second of brilliance from Michy Batshuayi gave Belgium a 1-0 victory over Canada on Wednesday night time.

A purpose within the forty fourth minute by Michy Batshuayi made the distinction on this encounter. Canada had a number of possibilities however continues to be chasing their first World Cup purpose and is now all the way down to 0-4-0 all time within the event. An important choice from a possible penalty kick for Belgium that may have earned Canada a penalty kick additionally attracted criticism🇧🇷

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Listed here are the highlights of Belgium’s victory!

Belgium 1, Canada 0

10′: Belgium saves penalty!

Canadian star Alphonso Davies was awarded a penalty after a video evaluation discovered that Belgium had dedicated a handball penalty within the field. However Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has been right here earlier than and confirmed his expertise with a full-length save to maintain Canada nonetheless chasing their first World Cup purpose.

Thibaut Courtois saves Belgium by blocking penalty try

Thibaut Courtois saves Belgium by blocking penalty attempt

Belgian Thibaut Courtois makes a tremendous penalty save in opposition to Canada after a handball kick within the penalty space on the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

31′: Canada nonetheless cannot break via!

Canada had a number of shot makes an attempt within the first half, together with a number of on purpose. However Canada’s offense was unsuccessful in opposition to Belgium’s protection and 2018 World Cup Golden Glove winner Courtois.

38′: Advantages with out calling Belgium

Ought to a penalty have been awarded to Axel Witsel right here? The referees determined no.

44′: Belgium strike first!

Michy Batshuayi transformed a nice go to offer Belgium a 1-0 lead simply earlier than further time within the first half.

Michy Batshuayi of Belgium scores in opposition to Canada at 44′

Michy Batshuayi of Belgium scores against Canada at 44'

Did Belgium escape with one other penalty within the first half?

FOX Sports activities guidelines professional Mark Clattenburg and analyst Stu Holden consider there was an error within the VAR test that ought to have resulted in a second penalty probability for Canada within the first half.

68′: Unbelievable slide to keep away from kicks!

Belgium seemed to have a high quality probability to increase their lead, however a superbly timed slide by Richie Laryea prevented Batshuayi from getting the shot house.

80′: Courtois AGAIN

The Belgian goalkeeper has returned to shine on the World Cup stage. Courtois made one other nice save on a Canada header to maintain his group within the lead.


Canada desires to make historical past

Canada will not be solely searching for its first World Cup win or tie, but in addition its first World Cup purpose. The Canadians are additionally hoping {that a} good exhibiting in Qatar can spark a ardour for soccer at house.

‘O Canada’ on the World Cup!

The Belgian and Canadian groups sang their nationwide anthems earlier than the sport, marking the primary time ‘O Canada’ had been performed on the World Cup since 1986.

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