Belgium vs Canada LIVE: Europeans face North Americans in Group F of the Qatar 2022 World Cup

This is how Belgium is made!

The 11 of the Red Devils for the debut in the World Cup in Qatar 2022 against Canada. Roberto Martínez will enlist: Courtois; Castagne, Dendoncker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Carrasco; Witsel, Tielemanns; De Bruyne, Batshuayi, Eden Hazard.

Belgium vs Canada is the first confrontation that both teams will have in a FIFA World Cup. Before they only had a friendly in Ottawa 33 years ago. Belgian Eden Hazard and Canadian Alphonso Davies will lead their teams in search of their first World Cup victory.

the canadian dream

Canada returned to a World Cup 36 years later, it had not been part of this event since Mexico 1986, that World Cup won by Argentina with a brilliant Diego Maradona. On that occasion they lost all three matches without scoring goals against France (0-1), Hungary (0-2) and the Soviet Union (0-2).

English John Herdman’s team dreams of improving that performance with a very physically strong and enthusiastic formation, counting as a figure the Bayern Munich defender Alphonso Davies, who is in doubt due to a muscle injury.

Coach John Herdman wants to make history with Canada.  Photo: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
Coach John Herdman wants to make history with Canada. Photo: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SIPHIWE SIBEKO/)

The virtues of the Red Devils

Belgium is a European powerhouse with notable players, especially the scorer Romelu Lukaku, from Inter Italy, who will not play tomorrow due to a muscle injury, being a sensitive loss since he is the all-time top scorer for the Belgians with 68 goals.

The Spanish coach Roberto Martínez has doubts about the powerful striker until the second match that will take place on the 27th against Morocco and is excited to be able to use him on the third date against Croatia, on December 1.

But Belgium is not limited to Lukaku, since the “brain” of the team is the remarkable Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), the man who can do the illogical and unlock any difficult game, has the best goalkeeper in the world with Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid) and another talented, punished by injuries like Eden Hazard (Real Madrid).

Kevin De Bruyne's arrival in Qatar.  Photo: REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
Kevin De Bruyne’s arrival in Qatar. Photo: REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh (AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/)

Probable formations

Belgium: Thibaut Courtois; Leander Dendoncker, Toby Alderweireld, and Jan Vertonghen; Yannick Ferreira Carrasco, Axel Witsel, Hans Vanaken and Timothy Castagne; Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Dries Mertens. DT: Roberto Martinez.

Canada: Milan Borjan; Sam Adekugbe, Kamal Miller, Steven Vitória and Allistar Johnston; Junior Hoilett, Samuel Piette or Alphonso Davies, Atiba Hutchinson, Tajon Buchanan; Jonathan David and Jonathan Osorio. DT: John Herdmann.

Lucas Cavallini from Canada and his teammates during training.  Photo: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
Lucas Cavallini from Canada and his teammates during training. Photo: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SIPHIWE SIBEKO/)

What time will they play at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan:

10 am United States (Los Angeles).

12 pm Mexico and the United States (Texas).

1 pm Peru, Colombia and Ecuador.

2:00 p.m. United States (Miami).

3:00 p.m. Bolivia, Venezuela.

4 pm Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile and Brazil.

8 pm Central Europe.

The Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan already witnessed the draw between Wales and the United States.  Photo: REUTERS/Marko Djurica
The Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan already witnessed the draw between Wales and the United States. Photo: REUTERS/Marko Djurica (MARKO DJURICA/)

Welcome to the preview of the duel between Belgium and Canada

The meeting of the first date of Group E can be seen on Public TV and DirecTV.

Belgium vs Canada

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