World Cup top games 2022: Belgium takes a 1-0 lead over Canada

That FIFA World Cup 2022 continues Wednesday on FOX Belgium opposite to Canada at Ahmed bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar and we’ve got you covered from start to finish with every must-see moment!

A veteran Belgian squad who finished third at the 2018 World Cup is trying to fend off a Canadian squad full of top MLS talent. Belgium are slightly favored (-200 on FOX Bet) and are led by Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, who played a key role in the team’s run four years ago.

Canada, meanwhile, are still looking for their first World Cup win in their second ever appearance and first since 1986, and are going 0-3-0 on record.

You can watch this game and every match of 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 You can also Stream full game replays for free on Tubi.

Here are the top plays from Wednesday’s group stage.

Belgium vs Canada

10′: Belgium take the penalty!

Canada star Alphonso Davies was awarded a penalty after a video review revealed Belgium had committed a handball penalty inside the box. But Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has been here before, showing his experience of making saves in full extra time to keep Canada still awaiting their first goal at a World Cup.

Thibaut Courtois saves Belgium by blocking a penalty attempt

Thibaut Courtois saves Belgium by blocking a penalty attempt

Belgium’s Thibaut Courtois saves an incredible save from penalties against Canada at the 2022 FIFA World Cup after a handball in the penalty area.

31′: Canada still can’t break through!

Canada made numerous shot attempts in the first half, including multiple shots on target. But Canada’s attack has yet to find any success against Belgium’s back line and 2018 World Cup Golden Glove winner Courtois.

38′: No call benefits Belgium

Should a penalty be called against Axel Witsel here? The referees decided no.

44′: Belgium hits first!

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

Belgium’s Michy Batshuayi scores against Canada in 44′

Belgium's Michy Batshuayi scores against Canada in 44'

Did Belgium get away with another first-half penalty?

FOX Sports rules expert Mark Clattenburg and analyst Stu Holden believe a VAR check made an error that should have resulted in a second penalty chance for Canada.


Canada wants to make history

Canada is not only looking for their first World Cup win or draw, but also their first World Cup goal. The Canadians are also hoping a strong showing in Qatar can reignite passion for football at home.

“O Canada” at the World Cup!

The Belgium and Canada national teams sang their national anthems before the game, marking the first time “O Canada” had been played at the World Cup since 1986.

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