Belgium vs Canada LIVE: Thibaut Courtois saved a penalty from Alphonso Davies and the match is still tied

Batshuayi missed it again!

The Belgian striker received a notable pass from Eden Hazard inside the area, but when he finished off the goal it was blocked by Canadian defender Alistair Johnston, who sent the ball into the corner.

Eden Hazard tries to pass the mark of Canadian Alistair Johnston (REUTERS / Siphiwe Sibeko)
Eden Hazard tries to pass the mark of Canadian Alistair Johnston (REUTERS / Siphiwe Sibeko) (SIPHIWE SIBEKO /)

Canada surprises Belgium at the start of the match. The North American team has the best chances to open the scoring and goes deep down the wings with good work from Davies and Richie Laryea.

World Cup Qatar 2022 - Belgium vs Canada
Alphonso Davies controls the ball before the mark of Michy Batshuayi in the match between Belgium and Canada (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Thibaut Courtois saved!

Alphonso Davies was unable to convert the penalty. The Belgium goalkeeper dove to his right and saved the shot from the Canadian striker. The match is still tied 0-0.

Thibaut Courtois saves the penalty from Alphonso Davies (REUTERS / Siphiwe Sibeko)
Thibaut Courtois saves the penalty from Alphonso Davies (REUTERS / Siphiwe Sibeko) (SIPHIWE SIBEKO /)

Penalty for Canada!

The Zambian referee, Janny Sikazw, reviewed the images and received the maximum penalty. In addition, he admonished Carrasco for the handball inside the area.

Janny Sikazwe checks the VAR monitor before sanctioning the penalty for Canada (REUTERS / Molly Darlington)
Janny Sikazwe checks the VAR monitor before sanctioning the penalty for Canada (REUTERS / Molly Darlington) (MOLLY DARLINGTON /)

Canada warned and there is a VAR review!

The first arrival of the North Americans occurred 7 minutes into the first half. Tajon Buchanan He finished off after a corner and the ball hit Yannick Carrasco’s hand.

Yannick Carrasco's handball that ended in a penalty for Canada (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach)
Yannick Carrasco’s handball that ended in a penalty for Canada (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach) (KAI PFAFFENBACH/)

First shot on goal!

Michy Batshuayireplacing Romelu Lukaku, tried long range within a minute of play, but his shot was well blocked by Milan Borjan, the Canadian goalkeeper.

Michy Batshuayi tried from long distance, but his shot ended up in the hands of the Canadian goalkeeper (REUTERS / Molly Darlington)
Michy Batshuayi tried from long distance, but his shot ended up in the hands of the Canadian goalkeeper (REUTERS / Molly Darlington) (MOLLY DARLINGTON /)

The game started!

The Zambian referee, Janny Sikazwe, blew his whistle and Belgium and Canada are already playing on the first date of Group F of the World Cup in Qatar.

The captain of Belgium, Eden Hazard, with the main referee, Janny Sikazwe, and his assistants: Jerson Dos Santos, Arsenio Maringule and Yoshimi Yamashita (REUTERS / Molly Darlington)
The captain of Belgium, Eden Hazard, with the main referee, Janny Sikazwe, and his assistants: Jerson Dos Santos, Arsenio Maringule and Yoshimi Yamashita (REUTERS / Molly Darlington) (MOLLY DARLINGTON /)

The hymns are playing!

The two teams have already left the field of play. The national anthems of Belgium and Canada are sung at Al-Rayyan.

The moment of the Belgian national anthem before the match against Canada for the World Cup in Qatar (REUTERS / Molly Darlington)
The moment of the Belgian national anthem before the match against Canada for the World Cup in Qatar (REUTERS/Molly Darlington) (MOLLY DARLINGTON/)

Belgium vs Canada starts in minutes

The debut of one of the candidates to fight for the title in Qatar 2022 is coming. The Belgians, third in Russia 2018, are measured against Canada, in a great tie in North America, but who have never won a match in a World Cup.

Here are the Red Devils!

Fans of the Belgian national team dressed up to support their team against Canada, at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium.

Belgian fans dressed up as Red Devils in the run-up to the duel against Canada for the World Cup (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach)
Belgian fans dressed up as Red Devils in advance of the duel against Canada for the World Cup (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach) (KAI PFAFFENBACH/)

Alfonso Davies, who was in doubt for the match against Belgium, will start for John Herdman’s team. Canada’s expectations in the World Cup depend on the Bayern Munich striker.

Alphonso Davies during the recognition of the field of play in the previous Belgium-Canada (REUTERS / Kai Pfaffenbach)
Alphonso Davies during the recognition of the field of play in the Belgium-Canada preview (REUTERS / Kai Pfaffenbach) (KAI PFAFFENBACH /)

Two Belgium fans display a T-shirt with the legend OneLove (Un Amor), which promotes the diversity and inclusion of the rights of the LGBTQI community. FIFA did not allow those selected to wear bracelets or badges on this subject, but this message of unity is seen in the stands.

The inclusive message at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium of the Belgian fans in Qatar with the legend of One Love (REUTERS / John Sibley)
The inclusive message at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium of the Belgian fans in Qatar with the legend of One Love (REUTERS / John Sibley) (JOHN SIBLEY /)

Eden Hazard, one of the symbols of the Belgium team, will start against Canada and warm up. Those led by Roberto Martínez finished third in Russia 2018 and dream of playing in the final in Qatar 2022.

Eden Hazard warms up in the preview of Belgium vs Canada (REUTERS / Molly Darlington)
Eden Hazard warms up in the preview of Belgium vs Canada (REUTERS/Molly Darlington) (MOLLY DARLINGTON/)

Canada is once again present at a World Cup!

Supporters of the Canadian national team are happy in the stadium Ahmed bin Ali and expecting to see their country again in a World Cup after 36 years. His last participation was in Mexico 1986 and he was eliminated in the first round with three losses.

The Canadian fans present at the Ahmed bin Ali stadium for the duel against Belgium (REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko)
The Canadian fans present at the Ahmed bin Ali stadium for the duel against Belgium (REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko) (SIPHIWE SIBEKO/)

This is what the imposing Ahmed bin Ali stadium looks like, in Al Rayyan, where the teams from Belgium and Canada will play for the first date of Group F of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

In the other match in the zone, Morocco and Croatia tied without goals.

The imposing Ahmad Bin Ali stadium, in Al Rayyan, Qatar, will host the first round match between Belgium and Canada (REUTERS/Carl Recine)
The impressive Ahmad Bin Ali stadium, in Al Rayyan, Qatar, will host the first round match between Belgium and Canada (REUTERS/Carl Recine) (CARL RECINE/)

Confirmed Canada!

The North Americans are playing a World Cup again after 36 years and they will have these 11 starters against Belgium in Group F.

Milan Borjan; Alistair Johnston, Steven Vitória, Kamal Miller, David Junior Hoilett; Atiba Hutchinson, Eustáquio, Richie Laryea, Tajon Buchanan; Jonathan David and Alphonse Davies.

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: Thibaut Courtois; Leander Dendoncker, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Yannick Carrasco; Timothy Castagne Axel Witsel, Youri Tielemans; Kevin De Bruyne, Michy 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.

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