World Cup 2022 highlights: Belgium edges Canada 1-0

The 2022 FIFA World Cup continued Wednesday on FOX with Belgium prevailing over Canada by a 1-0 rating at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar.

Belgium vs. Canada Highlights

Belgium vs. Canada Highlights

A single second of brilliance from Michy Batshuayi handed Belgium a slim 1-0 win over Canada on Wednesday evening.

A objective within the forty fourth minute by Michy Batshuayi proved to be the distinction on this one. Canada had a number of possibilities however continues to be trying to find its first-ever World Cup objective, and has now dropped to 0-4-0 all time within the match. A pivotal no-call of a possible Belgium penalty that may have netted Canada a penalty kick also drew criticism.

You’ll be able to watch each match of the match on the FOX Sports activities household of networks — the match’s official English-language broadcast accomplice within the U.S. — and the FOX Sports activities app and FOXSports.com. It’s also possible to stream full-match replays without spending a dime on Tubi.

Listed below are the highest highlights from Belgium’s victory!

Belgium 1, Canada 0

10′: Belgium will get the penalty save!

Canada star Alphonso Davies was awarded a penalty kick after a video overview discovered that Belgium dedicated a handball penalty within the field. However Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has been right here earlier than, and confirmed his expertise with a full-extension save to maintain Canada nonetheless searching for its first-ever objective within the World Cup.

Thibaut Courtois saves Belgium by blocking a penalty kick try

Thibaut Courtois saves Belgium by blocking a penalty kick attempt

Belgium’s Thibaut Courtois makes an unimaginable penalty kick save in opposition to Canada after a handball name within the field within the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

31′: Canada nonetheless cannot break by!

Canada had quite a few shot makes an attempt within the first half, together with a number of on objective. However Canada’s assault did not discover any success in opposition to Belgium’s again line and the 2018 World Cup Golden Glove winner Courtois.

38′: No-call advantages Belgium

Ought to a penalty have been referred to as on Axel Witsel right here? The referees dominated no.
 

44′: Belgium strikes first!

Michy Batshuayi transformed an exquisite by move to offer Belgium a 1-0 lead simply earlier than additional time within the first half.

Belgium’s Michy Batshuayi scores objective vs. Canada in 44′

Belgium's Michy Batshuayi scores goal vs. Canada in 44'

Did Belgium get away with one other first-half penalty?

FOX Sports activities guidelines skilled Mark Clattenburg and analyst Stu Holden believed there was an error in a VAR examine that ought to have resulted in a second penalty kick likelihood for Canada within the first half.

68′: Wonderful shot-preventing slide!

Belgium seemed to have a high quality likelihood at extending its lead, however a perfectly-timed slide from Richie Laryea prevented Batshuayi from getting a shot off.

80′: Courtois AGAIN

The Belgian goalkeeper confirmed out as soon as once more on the World Cup stage. Courtois made one other massive save off a Canada header to maintain his workforce within the lead.

PREGAME SCENE

Canada seeking to make historical past

Canada isn’t solely trying to find its first World Cup win or draw but in addition its first World Cup objective. The Canadians are additionally hoping a powerful exhibiting in Qatar can jump-start ardour for soccer again residence.

‘O Canada’ on the World Cup!

The Belgian and Canadian nationwide groups sang their nationwide anthems earlier than the sport, marking the primary time ‘O Canada’ has been performed on the World Cup since 1986.

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