Belgium vs Canada Prediction: The 2022 FIFA World Cup commences in less than a month. On Wednesday, Nov. 23, Canada and Belgium will host the first match in the tournament.
Belgium would love a win to open the tournament after finishing third in the 2018 World Cup. Canada is hungry, and they are set to make their 36th tournament appearance.
Can Belgium get back to where they were four years ago? Will the Canadians’ World Cup win prove too much for them?
Canada vs. Belgium Match Info
2022 FIFA World Cup – Group F
Belgium (0-0-0) vs. Canada (0-0-0)
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Venue: Ahmed bin Ali Stadium Al Rayyan Qatar
Canada vs. Belgium: Match Preview
Canada’s first World Cup match in 1986 was an enormous challenge. They will be taking on Belgium, the second-ranked country in the world.
Belgium, led by Kevin De Bruyne, features many top European players who will try to take early command of Group F. But Canada will still hope to surprise and fight in a tough group, including the 2018 runners-up Croatia.
John Herdman’s man-management skills have been praised for fostering a sense of community among Canada’s squad members and his tactical acumen. Les Rouges are known to be flexible and can be used in multiple formations.
Canada is the popular surprise pick. While Belgium is highly preferred, Canada is the trendy upset pick. Canada could qualify for the knockout stages even if they do not get a surprise win against the group’s top-ranked sides.
Thomas Meunier suffered a broken cheekbone and missed Borussia Dortmund’s final five Bundesliga matches. The 31-year-old can now participate in training thanks to a protective cream mask. Get scared!
Romelu Lukaku had only played for Inter for less than half an hour since August when he sustained two hamstring strains quickly.
Roberto Martinez was named Belgium’s all-time top scorer in the squad. However, he was vague about his involvement over the following weeks. Lukaku has been ruled out of Belgium’s initial two games.
Canada’s top player is also their biggest injury concern. Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Jones suffered a hamstring issue while playing for Bavarians at November’s start. The 22-year-old could not attend his country’s pre-World Cup friendlies. He will not be available this Wednesday.
Canada Vs Belgium Head To Head
Belgium defeated Canada in a previous match. Youri Tielemans (Belgian midfielder) has scored four goals for Leicester City in the Premier League.
Leandro Trossard, a Belgian forward who plays in the Premier League of Brighton & Hove Albion, has contributed nine goals.
Belgium Starting 11 (3-4-2-1):
- Courtois; Dendoncker
- De Bruyne
- E Hazard; Batshuayi.
Belgium vs Canada Results
Belgium vs Canada results is still pending because the match between Belgium and Canada is not played yet this match will start at 12:30 pm.