Michy Batshuayi steered Belgium to an unconvincing 1-0 victory over Canada in their opening game of the 2022 World Cup campaign.
Playing in just their second ever World Cup finals, Canada missed a golden opportunity to take an early lead, as Alphonso Davies had a penalty saved.
And Batshuayi took full advantage just before half-time as he fired in the only goal of the game, sealing the Red Devils a narrow Group F win in Qatar.
Canada lost all three of their games without scoring in their only other World Cup finals appearance in 1986, and their wait for a first point and first goal goes on into their next game against Croatia on Sunday.
Big moments in the game…
- 10 mins: Canada win a penalty but Thibaut Courtois saves from Alphonso Davies.
- 44 mins: Michy Batshuayi takes advantage of poor Canada defending to give…