Belgium vs. Canada carried with it the potential to bring yet another upset to the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar in 2022. That was the level of football displayed by Canada on the field.The result went in favor of Belgium after Michy Batshuayi scored a single goal in the 44th minute of the game.
Halftime ended for the second half to begin, and Belgium looked to retain the ball with 54% possession. It came across as a quality tackle by Canada, standing firm on its ground with 46% possession. Belgium fans were on their toes throughout the match, holding hands to avoid witnessing an upset.
Alphonso Davies was tasked with converting the penalty kick but missed by a narrow margin after Thibaut Courtois blocked his initial attempt.
After a 36-year absence, Canada rejoins the international competition. Since its debut in 1986, the nation has not scored a point or attempted a shot. With high expectations and the potential to cause an upset at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, disappointment is evident.
Group F will now see Canada face Croatia and Morocco in the upcoming events. Both teams have played to a scoreless draw, with neither side scoring a goal. It will become interesting to see how stable are the odds at FIFA betting sites.
Belgium’s win takes the lead at the top of the table, followed by Croatia and Morocco with one point each. Canada slips to the fourth position with no point to its name.
When four-time World Cup champion Germany lost to Japan by a score of 1-2, it was one of the biggest surprises of the tournament. This is another surprising result, following Argentina’s match against Saudi Arabia.