This Wednesday (23), the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium received Belgium x Canadain group F through the group stage of World Cup 2022🇧🇷 The Europeans won by 1 x 0with a goal from Michy Batshuayi, at the end of the first stage. However, athletes from Rouge Devils were surprised by the way the Canadian team performed.
Belgium beats Canada, but struggles
Above all, the Belgians are given as favorites to fight for the maximum title of selections. The team that got 3rd place in the last world cup is stronger and wants the unprecedented cup for its football museum. In this 2022 debut, Canada attacked much more than the Europeans, including a penalty, which due to the goalkeeper’s competence Thibaut Courtois caught the ball hit on the left by Alphonso Davies🇧🇷
Several times suffocated in its defense field, Belgium had to give several kicks and its athletes were yelling at each other. Scoring a goal in the last minutes of the first half, the team commanded by Roberto Martinez returned to the second period with a different tactic, using only the counterattacks and holding well in the defensive part.
“The victory was important, it was a very tough match for us. We didn’t expect Canada to play like this, putting pressure on us🇧🇷 The problem was that we took too many risks to get the ball out of defense, especially in the first half. Then we had the ball and controlled the match more, we were better with the ball in the second half. It was difficult, but we are happy with the three points.”said steering wheel Axel Witsel very tired after the confrontation.
Now, Belgium leads group F and will now face the Morocco, on Sunday (27), at Al Thumama Stadium, at 10 am (Brasília time). In the game between Croatia vs Morocco the duel of the other key ended in a draw, in 0 x 0, also this Wednesday (23). If you win, you will guarantee access to the knockout stages of the 2022 World Cup.