Belgium survives Canada scare at 2022 Qatar World Cup

Belgium survives Canada scare at 2022 Qatar World Cup

Belgium kicked their World Cup campaign off with a narrow victory over brilliant Canada side at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan, Qatar on Wednesday night.Belgium survives Canada scare at 2022 Qatar World Cup

Thibaut Courtois, the Real Madrid, and Belgium Goalkeeper, was undoubtedly the hero of the Group F, first round, second match between Belgium and Canada.

Prior to Belgium taking the lead just before halftime, Canada had a strong first half and even had a penalty kick saved by Davies.Belgium survives Canada scare at 2022 Qatar World Cup

Then, in the second half, the Belgium team took control of the match and won convincingly against a talented opposition.

Canada had 22 shots fired at Belgium goalpost with 3 of the shots on target, while the Canadian goalkeeper, Milan Borjan, had only 9 shots fired at his post with three of the shots on target.

The two teams played 4 corners apiece within the 90 minutes duration of the match.

Michy Batshuayi put the Belgian National Football Team ahead in the 44th minute of the first half to guarantee his team the maximum three points and the leadership of the group.

Batshuayi received an assist from defender, Toby Alderweireld, before slotting the ball into an empty Canadian net.

Canada showed more attacking intent in the second half as well, but they simply couldn’t find the net — they ended the match having accumulated 2.61 xG.

Belgium have now won 11 of their last 13 FIFA World Cup matches.

Morocco, and Croatia have one point apiece after the first round of matches in Group F.Belgium survives Canada scare at 2022 Qatar World Cup

Belgium face Morocco next in a game that kicks off on Sunday. Canada play Croatia shortly afterwards.

𝑳𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒕? 𝑷𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒆 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒂 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒐𝒙!

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Obum Akawor
Evang. Obum Akawor, a Traditional Ruler in Rivers State, a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Administration, and also an enthusiast of Nigerian Football
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