Canada fails to apply pressure in exciting Group F match, Belgium avoid big upset
Belgium faced a storm from Canada in a Group F thriller on Wednesday night as Michy Batshuayi scored a 44th-minute goal to win 1-0.
The European side, ranked second in the world, were struggling for flow as they struggled to match Canada’s intensity and will be grateful to have avoided a major upset with a win.
The Canadians, meanwhile, would have a litany of missed opportunities including star player Alphonso Davies’ failure to convert from the penalty spot after just 15 minutes.
More to follow.