2022 World Cup highlights: Belgium beat Canada 1-0

That FIFA World Cup 2022 Continued Wednesday on FOX with Belgium prevailing Canada by a 1-0 at Ahmed bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar.

Highlights Belgium vs. Canada | FIFA World Cup 2022

Highlights Belgium vs. Canada |  FIFA World Cup 2022

A goal in the 44th minute by Michy Batshuayi proved the difference in the game. Canada had several chances but are still looking for their first-ever World Cup goal and are now down to 0-4-0 throughout the tournament. A crucial no-call of a possible Belgian penalty that would have given Canada a penalty also drew criticism.

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Here are the top highlights from Belgium’s narrow win!

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 a save 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 had numerous shot attempts in the first half, including several on target. But Canada’s attack was unsuccessful 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 there was an error in a VAR check that should have resulted in a second penalty chance for Canada in the first half.

68′: Amazing shot save slide!

Belgium seemed in with a good chance of extending their lead but a perfectly timed slide from Richie Laryea prevented Batshuayi from firing a shot.

80′: Courtois AGAIN

The Belgian goalkeeper is back on the World Cup stage. Courtois again made a strong save against a Canada header to keep his team ahead.

PRELUDE SCENE

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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