WATCH FULL HIGHLIGHTS OF BELGIUM VS CANADA- BELGIUM 1-0 CANADA(FULL VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS)
Belgium defeated Canada 1-0 in their World Cup first match in Qatar thanks to a goal by Michy Batshuayi in the first half.
With the 0-0 draw between Croatia and Morocco earlier on Wednesday, the outcome puts the Red Devils at the top of Group F after the first round of games.
Canada had a great opportunity to take the lead from the penalty spot in the 13th minute following a Yannick Carrasco handball at a corner due to Belgium’s elderly backline being much troubled by their pace.
Alphonso Davies got up to take the shot but his missed shot was denied by Thibaut Courtois, who darted low to the right to make a save.
Canada continued to pressurize and saw a VAR-reviewed penalty scream in the 39th minute as Richie Laryea fell inside the box under Axel Witsel’s tackle, but it didn’t count as a penalty. .
Two minutes before half-time ended and Belgium took the lead in case Batshuayi played the ball. He caught Toby Alderweireld’s long, hopeful pass and shot a shot into the bottom corner of the goal.
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The second half was a chaotic situation as Belgium eagerly disrupted Canada’s quick attack at the slightest chance.
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