Belgium suffers, but starts World Cup with 1-0 victory over Canada

It was much more complicated than one might imagine, but Belgium defeated Canada 1-0 this Wednesday afternoon (23) in the first game of the two teams in Group F of the Qatar Cup. The match was played at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium.

Belgians and Canadians are in the same bracket as Croatia and Morocco, who tied 0-0 this Wednesday morning. In this way, Belgium leads with three points. Croatia and Morocco are at 1 point each, while Canada has yet to score.

The goal of the match was scored by the striker batshuayi, at 43 minutes of the opening stage. After long throw by defender alderweireldthe striker, who replaces the top scorer in the first two games lukaku (embezzlement due to problem in the left thigh), passed by the defender Victory and shot the goalkeeper’s net Borjan🇧🇷 However, this must have been the only chance in the first half of the team that eliminated Brazil in the 2018 World Cup (Russia).

The game, especially in the early stages, was dominated by Canada. At 10 minutes of play, the referee Janny Sikazweassisted by the VAR (video referee), correctly scored a maximum penalty for the Americans after Executioner deflecting a Canadian shot with his hand inside the area. However, the goalkeeper Courtois defended the collection of Alphonso Daviesshowing why it was chosen by the magazine France Football as the best player in the world at the position.

At 12, the refereeing team made a serious mistake. the sock hazard retreated a ball that stayed for a Canadian attacker inside the area. He was knocked down by the defender Vertonghen, but the bid had already been stopped due to an irregular position. Afterwards, there were at least three more good Canadian chances. hoilettat 15 minutes, with a low shot near the right post of the Belgians. johnston, in the 29th minute, hitting hard to save Courtois from close range. And at 46, when buchanan completed a strong cross from the right at the entrance to the small area, but the ball went over the goal.

In the final stage both teams made some changes and also felt the heat in the city of Al Rayyan. The pace of the game dropped a lot and there were no more scoring opportunities, with the score remaining unchanged until the final whistle.

In the second round of the bracket, Belgium, which is participating in the third consecutive Cup and is trying to improve its third place in 2018, will face Morocco, starting at 10 am (Brasília time) next Sunday (27) at the Al Thumama Stadium. Canada, who returned to a World Cup after a 36-year absence, face Croatia on the same day, but from 1 pm at the Khalifa International Stadium.

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