World Cup 2022 highlights: Belgium edges Canada 1-0

Tea 2022 FIFA World Cup continued Wednesday on FOX with belgium prevailing over Canada by a 1-0 score at Ahmed bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar.

belgium vs. Canadian Highlights | 2022 FIFA World Cup

A goal in the 44th minute by Michy Batshuayi proved the difference in this one. Canada had several chances but is still searching for its first-ever World Cup goal, and has now dropped to 0-4-0 all time in the tournament. A pivotal no-call of a potential Belgium penalty that would have netted Canada a penalty kick also drew criticism.

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Here are the top highlights from Belgium’s close victory!

belgium vs. Canada

10′: Belgium gets the penalty save!

Canada star Alphonso Davies was awarded a penalty kick after a video review found that Belgium committed a handball penalty in the box. But Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has been here before, and showed his experience with a full-extension save to keep Canada still looking for its first-ever goal in the World Cup.

Thibaut Courtois saves Belgium by blocking a penalty kick attempt

Thibaut Courtois saves Belgium by blocking a penalty kick attempt

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

31′: Canada still can’t break through!

Canada had numerous shot attempts in the first half, including multiple on goal. But Canada’s attack didn’t find any success against Belgium’s back line and the 2018 World Cup Golden Glove winner Courtois.

38′: No-call benefits Belgium

Should a penalty have been called on Axel Witsel here? The referees ruled no.

44′: Belgium strikes first!

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

Belgium’s Michy Batshuayi scores goal vs. Canada in 44′

Belgium's Michy Batshuayi scores goal vs.  Canada in 44'

Did Belgium get away with another first-half penalty?

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

68′: Amazing shot-preventing slide!

Belgium looked to have a quality chance at extending its lead, but a perfectly-timed slide from Richie Laryea prevented Batshuayi from getting a shot off.

80′: Courtois AGAIN

The Belgian goalkeeper is once again showing out on the World Cup stage. Courtois made another big save off a Canada header to keep his team in the lead.

PREGAME SCENE

Canada looking 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 a strong showing in Qatar can jump-start passion for soccer back home.

‘O Canada’ at the World Cup!

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

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