Third day of Qatar 2022 and it was full of surprises. Japan beat Germany, there was a Mexican presence in Morocco vs. Croatia, Spain thrashed and Belgium suffered against Canada.
Since the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, Canada had not played a World Cup until Qatar 2022. And they did so as the best team in all of Concacaf, It is not a flancito as you might think.
In fact, Canada’s first half was one of the best of the entire World Cup, but, unfortunately for them, luck was not on his side.
They had the opportunity to open the scoring, but Thibaut Courtois saves Alphonso Davies’ penalty… the Madrid goalkeeper continues to show that he is the best in the world.
And you can’t let a team like Belgium live, because, Although he did not play well, he has enough talent and quality to be present on the scoreboard in the few opportunities it generates.
How was the match?
Soccer is sometimes a rather strange sport, we saw it with Argentina and Arabia, Germany and Japan… favorites and above -on the paper- they don’t always end up winning.
And something similar, but different happened in Belgium vs Canada. Two completely different games were seen in both times. Totally better Q1 Canada, but without aim, something that Belgium did find.
For the second time, Belgium gave up a large part of the minutes, trusting Courtois more and Canada much more insistent, but getting desperate as the minutes passed to be able to specify.
In the end, Belgium is an old sea lion in World Cups, and they know perfectly well that without wearing themselves out they could get the resultwhile Canada erred innocently in this regard.
The Belgian goal that sentenced the match
- 1:0 Michy Batshuayi (44′)
How was the goal? In an impressive drop from Belgium, Toby Alderweireld after an attack from Canada, hit a long punt that turned into an assist.
Michy Batshuayi let the ball bounce and got between two defenders to have the advantage of the ball and immediately, take the cross shot that surprised Milan BorjanCanadian archer.
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Canada was much better and deserved more, but they did not win, and all the Concacaf teams have already had action in Qatar 2022. Unfortunately for the area, neither have won..
The United States was almost tied in the last minutes of the game, Mexico was close to victory and defeat, but managed to equalize. Costa Rica ate a historic win and Canada, could not against Belgium.
It was known that it would be difficult to compete in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with the level shown by some European teamsbut we never imagined that it would take so much work… let’s see if a victory comes on the second day.
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