Highlight of the Match:
The match is played in Ahmed bin Ali Stadium(Thu, Nov 24, 2022). Both teams look like they have strong lineups. Even though Eden Hazard of Real Madrid hasn’t been playing well lately and hasn’t played much, Belgium is going to start him. Canada played well in the first half, but Belgium is ahead because they have played more games. Canada missed a penalty kick, which could have been their first goal at the World Cup. Belgium wins 1-0.
FULL-TIME: Belgium 1 – 0 Canada
9’ PENALTY FOR CANADA! Carrasco was punished and gets a yellow card for the handball inside the penalty area.
10′ Penalty Miss by Alphonso Davies. Davies tried going to his left, but Courtois was there to meet him. This can be the historic first goal for Canada but Courtois save Belgium this time. What a great save. This could be a huge moment for the match.
24’ GREAT CHANCE! After an excellent combination by Hazard and Tielemens, the ball is played out to Batshuayi on the right wing, but the forward’s shot is deflected wide for a corner kick that leads to nothing.
44’ GOAL FOR BELGIUM!
Batshuayi scores for Belgium, putting them in the lead. From deep, Alderweireld lofts a beautiful pass into the box, where the striker patiently waits for an opening before blasting a shot into the top right corner of the goal.
45+3′ HUGE CHANCE! Good work by Laryea in squaring the ball across the face of the goal to Buchanan, but the forward’s shot is squandered due to a lack of control.
After the first half, Belgium is up 1-0, although they can count themselves lucky to have a lead. Overall, Canada has been the superior team, showing great initiative and attacking prowess while exposing their opponents’ defensive weaknesses. They miss a great chance by missing a penalty. Batshuayi’s moment of brilliance off a wonderful pass from Alderweireld has put Belgium up at halftime.
68′ AN OPPORTUNITY FOR BELGIUM! De Bruyne from Manchester City runs down the right sideline and passes the ball to Batshuayi, but Laryea blocks it with his body.
76′ Cyle Larin makes space for himself inside the box, but when the ball lands at his feet, he can’t control it. Canada is frustrated.
80’ Chance for Canada! David sent a dangerous header toward the goal, but Courtois made a fantastic save after receiving a wonderful cross from the right.
Belgium wins by a bare margin. Canada had a very good game.
- 9 Minutes of 1st Half – Penalty missed by Canada.
- 44 Minutes of the first half – Goal for Belgium. Batshuayi scores and assisted by Alderweireld.
|Winner/Loser||Belgium won||Canada Loss|
|Total Shots (On Target)||3||3|
|Player Of The Match||De Bruyne|
Point table of Group (F) after this match
Although Canada is ranked 44 and Belgium is ranked 2 but this is an even matchup. In the first half, Canada was even better at times. They deserve a goal in the first half but they missed a great chance by missing a penalty. Belgium barely escapes and wins the match.