Belgium v Canada Preview
The second Group F match of the day sees Belgium take on Canada at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium.
Belgium have won each of their six group matches in the past tow World Cups, but this time, they may find it a little trickier as Canada enter their first World Cup in 36 years full of energy and hunger for a win.
This is Canada’s second tournament appearance, since their last in 1986. Belgium have appeared in the finals of the FIFA World Cup on 14 occasions.
Canada’s undoubted star is 22-year-old Bayern Munich player Alphonso Davies. However, Canada’s only won two of its last five games.
Belgium are ranked as the second-best international team by FIFA, as of October 2022 and since 2014, they’ve never been outside of top five, this time around, they aren’t seen as a favourite contender, perhaps because their Golden Generation frenzy has died down over the past few
FIFA’s ranked Canada 26th out of the 32 national teams, but they’ve arrived in Doha full of hope. Canada Men’s football began in 1876 when teams in Toronto began playing by the rules of the Football Association. It was primarily played in universities and colleges in southern Ontario.
Kick-off is at 22:00 Doha time.
Belgium line-up: Courtois, Dendoncker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Castagne, Tielemans, Witsel, Carrasco, De Bruyne, Hazard, Batshuayi
Canada line-up: Borjan, Miller, Vitoria, Johnston, Laryea, Eustaquio, Hutchinson, Hoilett, Davies, Buchanan, David.