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Thibaut Courtois saved Alphonso Davies’ penalty in Belgium vs. Canada for the 2022 World Cup

The Canadian team came out under a lot of pressure against Belgium and had the first opportunity to open the scoring. However, Thibaut Courtois put on the hero’s cape to turn off the goal cry of the American team for the first day of group F of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

After 8 minutes, Yannick Carrasco touched the ball with his hand during a corner kick, which generated the claim of the Canadian soccer players, however, the referee allowed the game to continue. However, after a few minutes, the VAR called him to review the play.

After checking the action, judge Janny Sikazwe charged a penalty and Alphonso Davies stood in front of the ball. Then, the player, who plays for Bayern Munich, finished off nonetheless, Thibaut Courtois guessed the direction.

Afterwards, the athlete from Canada fired again, however, it was blocked by a Belgian defender. Thus, the goalkeeper, who defends the Real Madrid shirt, saved his goal and celebrated with his teammates.

Belgium vs. Canada: previous

The ‘Red Devils’ were one step away from the definition in Russia 2018 and had to settle for third place, in what has been their best participation in the World Cup. Four years have passed since then and the coach Roberto Martínez has good and bad times due to several of the performances of his players.

The moment Thibaut Courtois or Kevin De Bruyne is going through is indisputable, with Real Madrid and Manchester City, respectively. However, Eden Hazard’s present is the one that generates the most doubts among fans of the national team. Above, the scorer Romelu Lukaku has physical problems with a view to the premiere.

On their side, Canada returns to the World Cup for the first time since Mexico 1986. Alphonso Davies and Jonathan David were key to ending the 36-year absence, who aim to be starters. Precisely, the winger was on the list of doubts, but DT John Herdman assured that “He has been able to train normally and is smiling. It’s fantastic”.

Source: Elcomercio

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