WC 2022 highlights: Belgium edge Canada 1-0

WC 2022 highlights: Belgium edge Canada 1-0

WC 2022 highlights: Belgium edge Canada 1-0

The 2022 FIFA World Cup continued Wednesday on FOX with Belgium prevails Canada with a 1-0 score at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar.

Highlights from Belgium vs Canada

Highlights from Belgium vs Canada

A single moment of brilliance from Michy Batshuayi gave Belgium a narrow 1-0 win over Canada on Wednesday night.

A goal in the 44th minute by Michy Batshuayi proved to be the difference in this one. Canada had several chances but are still looking for their first ever World Cup goal, and have now fallen to 0-4-0 all-time in the tournament. A key no-call on a potential Belgium penalty that would have given Canada a penalty kick also received criticism.

You can watch every game in the tournament on the FOX Sports family of networks – the tournament’s official English-language broadcast partner in the US – and the FOX Sports app and FOXSports.com. You can also stream replays of the entire match for free on Tubi.

Here are the best highlights from Belgium’s win!

Belgium 1, Canada 0

10′: Belgium gets the penalty saved!

Canada star Alphonso Davies was awarded a penalty after a video review found Belgium committed a handball penalty in the box. But Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has been here before, showing his experience with a full-time save to keep Canada still in search of their first ever World Cup goal.

Thibaut Courtois saves Belgium by blocking a penalty attempt

Thibaut Courtois saves Belgium by blocking a penalty attempt

Belgium’s Thibaut Courtois makes an incredible penalty save against Canada after a handball call in the box at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

31′: Canada still can’t break through!

Canada had many shot attempts in the first half, including several on goal. But Canada’s attack found no success against Belgium’s backline and 2018 World Cup Golden Glove winner Courtois.

38′: No-call favors Belgium

Should there have been a penalty on Axel Witsel here? The judges ruled no.

44′: Belgium strike first!

Michy Batshuayi converted a beautiful through ball to give Belgium a 1-0 lead just before extra time in the first half.

Belgian Michy Batshuayi scored a goal against Canada in the 44′

Belgian Michy Batshuayi scored a goal against Canada in the 44'

Did Belgium get away with another penalty in the first half?

FOX Sports rules expert Mark Clattenburg and analyst Stu Holden believed there was an error in a VAR check that should have resulted in a second penalty chance for Canada in the first half.

68′: Incredible shot-preventing slide!

Belgium looked to have a quality chance to extend their lead, but a perfectly timed slide from Richie Laryea prevented Batshuayi from getting a shot off.

80′: Courtois AGAIN

The Belgian goalkeeper once again proved himself on the World Cup stage. Courtois made another big save on a Canadian header to keep his team in the lead.


Canada wants to make history

Canada is not only searching for its first World Cup win or draw, but also its first World Cup goal. The Canadians are also hoping that a strong showing in Qatar can jump-start the passion for soccer at home.

‘O Canada’ in the World Cup!

The Belgian and Canadian national teams sang their national anthems before the match, marking the first time “O Canada” has been played at the World Cup since 1986.

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