On Wednesday, Belgium beat Canada 1-0 at the World Cup with a goal from Michy Batshuayi, spoiling the North American team’s 36-year absence.
Thibaut Courtois saved an early penalty. He had denied Canada’s Alphonso Davies from the spot to keep the score at 0-0 early in the first half. Batshuayi’s goal against the run of play gave Belgium a tough win after Belgium had been on the back foot for most of the game.
Canada outplayed Belgium at times, with Alphonso Davies, Canada’s star, wasting his best chance when Courtois blocked his penalty.
In the end, Belgium won the match, and with this win, Belgium moved to the top of Group F.
After four matches, including three from their 1986 debut, the Canadians still needed to earn a point or score a goal.
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The Lineups of Belgium and Canada
BEL XI: Courtois; Dendoncker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen; Castagne, Witsel, Tielemans, De Bruyne, Carrasco; Hazard, Batshuayi.
CAN XI: Borjan; Johnston, Vitória, Miller, Laryea; Hoilett, Eustáquio, Hutchinson; Buchanan, David, Davies.
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