CdM 2022: Canada victim of a Belgian hold-up

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World Cup, group F, 1st day

Ahmed bin Ali Stadium (Al Rayyan)

Belgium-Canada 1-0

Goal: Batshuayi (44th)

Long borrowed against a valiant Canadian team, Belgium managed the essentials by winning 1-0. Enough to take the lead of group F alone.

Canada was poorly paid. For his first World Cup match in 36 years, the Canucks took the Red Devils by the throat. They even got a penalty after a handball from Carrasco. But, Alphonso Davies stumbled on Thibaut Courtois (11th). Behind, the Canadians multiplied the chances and shots but with too much imprecision. Belgium were more clinical and struck before the break. Alderweireld found Batshuayi magnificent, who did not miss his face-to-face with Borjan. Despite a very large presence in the Belgian camp, the Canadians never returned and had to give in not without regret. Without being convincing far from it, Belgium started their World Cup well and took the lead of the group.

Group F classification:

1 Belgium 3 pts

2 Morocco 1pt

3 Croatia 1pt

4 Canada 0 pts

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