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Belgium and Courtois struggle to make their debut against Canada

Belgium prevailed (1-0) this Wednesday to Canada in the second game of Group F of the World Cup in Qatar, thanks to the solitary goal of batshuayiin an unlikely match for the Belgians, who began their World Cup adventure with victory, the last chance for their golden generation, against some Canadians who were about to surprise.

those of Roberto Martinez They were unable to find their game throughout the first half, but a spark from Batshuayi was enough to subdue the Americans and maintain their lead until the end. Eden Hazard started, but the ineffectiveness of the Real Madrid number 7 in the Belgian attack made him go unnoticed in a match in which his teammate, Thibaut Courtoisit was the best.

The Canadians were about to make history by scoring their country’s first goal in a World Cup, but the Belgian goalkeeper asserted himself under the sticks and saved the penalty from Alfonso Davies. The North American team had the best chances but their ineffectiveness in front of goal ended up tipping the balance in favor of the Belgians. Martínez’s men become leaders, after the tie between Croatia and Morocco (0-0), in the other Group F match.

The Ahmad bin Ali Stadium hosted a match that started very lively, with John Herdman’s men creating danger and offering high pressure in the rival field. That initial momentum from the Canadians almost found the prize of the goal, but Courtois became strong under the sticks. The player of Bayern Munich he failed to hit from eleven meters after the VAR notified the referee of a handball Yannick Carrasco In the area.

The North American team kept trying, coming to put the team in serious trouble. Roberto Martinez. The offensive presence of their wingers, with Davies in the lead, was key to highlighting the shortcomings of a Belgian defense that had a very difficult time stopping the rival insistence. However, when the Canadians were playing their best, a long pass from vertonghen it helped Batshuayi to put his team ahead on the scoreboard.

The direct football applied by the ‘Diables Rouges’ was enough to send Roberto Martínez’s men to changing rooms with an advantage on the scoreboard. However, the Spanish coach, dissatisfied with the way his team was playing, wanted to give his team a facelift, giving the break to Onana Already Meunier by tielemans Y carrasco. A breath of fresh air for the Belgians, who even so did not completely allay their doubts.

the quality of kevin debruyne It proved effective in controlling the middle of the field, from where the Belgians were able to hold off the Canadian offensives. the one of Manchester City He began to show his quality and, although he was slow to enter the game, he took the lead in the second half. However, Canada did not turn the face of the game and although they found a sensational Courtois under the sticks, he finished the game by pressing in the rival field and leaving the feeling of deserving a draw.


–RESULT: BELGIUM, 1 – CANADA, 0 (1-0, at halftime).


BELGIUM: Courtois, Dendoncker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Castagne, Witsel, Tielemans (Onana, min.46), Carrasco (Meunier, min.46), De Bruyne, Hazard (Trossard, min.62) and Batshuayi (Openda, min. 78).

CANADA: Borjan, Buchanan (Millar, min.81), Johnston, Vitoria, Miller, Hutchinson (Kone, min.58), Eustaquio (Osorio, min.81), Davies, Hoilett (Larin, min.58), Laryea ( Adekugbe, min.74) and David.


1-0, min.44, Batshuayi.

–REFEREE: Janny Sikazwe (ZAM). He admonished Meunier (Min.53) and Onana (min.56) by Belgium. And Davies (min.81) and Johnston (min.83) from Canada.

–STADIUM: Ahmad bin Ali.

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