Belgium achieved a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Canada on Wednesday and was left alone at the top of Group F, after the early draw between the Croats and Moroccans, whom they will face next Sunday starting at 10 in the morning.
The North American team, which is playing in the second World Cup in its history (the first, Mexico ’86), surprised the European team by playing on an equal footing and even surpassing it by large passages of the match.
Arriving with a lot of people and showing better technique than their rivals, the Canadians made goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois work more than expected. On top of that, the one from Real Madrid had to save his team after 9 minutes, when he saved a penalty (for a handball in the area) to the left-handed Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich).
Everything good that Canada showed in attack was thrown overboard at the time of defining. While Belgium displayed its highest hierarchy, despite the weak task of its great figure, Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City), and before the end of the first half, striker Michy Batshuayi (Fenerbahce) went looking for a ball from the bottom and defined first to put the 1-0, finally defining.