Al Rayyan∙ Belgium barely survived before the vitality of Canada’s young blood. Despite going down 1-0 against the world number 2 team, Canada played without Kozal against the giants. They must have had a lot of fans yesterday for the football they showed without showing any panic of qualifying for the World Cup after 36 years. The goal scored by Michy Batshuayi in the 44th minute was the pride of Belgium.
Even after conceding a goal, the ‘golden generation’ of Belgium sweated in front of the Canadian forward line, which was constantly roaring towards the other goal. If Canada hadn’t missed a penalty early in the first half, the outcome of this game could have been different. 2 great saves from goalkeeper Thibaut Court helped Belgium.
Batshuayi’s winning goal was just before the break. The player did not waste the opportunity as he ran onto Toby Alderweireld’s long pass. In the first touch, a strong left foot shot hit the net (1-0) Canada missed the opportunity to score the team’s first goal in World Cup history when Alphonso Davis missed the penalty he received in the 8th minute.
English Summary: Narrow victory for Belgium against Canada at the 2022 FIFA World Cup