Belgium vs Canada: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head
Kevin De Bruyne would be the main player to watch out for the Red Devils.
Belgium, once ranked as the top team in the world by FIFA, has significantly dipped in performance. Belgium became the top team in the world despite not even taking home a significant trophy. Group F includes the Red Devils, Canada, Croatia, and Morocco. Canada has qualified for its second World Cup, while Belgium is predicted to finish first in their group in 2022.
Kick off : 12:30 AM (IST) , 7 PM (GMT
Belgium form (All comps) : D W W L L
Canada form (All comps): L W L D W
Players to watch
Kevin De Bruyne:
One of the best midfielders in the world now was once a Chelsea reject. In 94 games for Belgium, Kevin De Bruyne has tallied 25 goals and 46 assists. The Manchester City midfielder is renowned for giving his attackers first-rate assists and support. In 19 appearances for Manchester City, Kevin De Bruyne has already contributed 13 assists, living up to his reputation (throughout all competitions). Being a vital player for Belgium allows Kevin to further establish himself as one of the top midfielders.
The Roadrunner, to quote Thomas Muller. On November 5th, Davies suffered a hamstring injury. Davies claimed he needs 10 days of rehabilitation to recuperate just 10 days before Canada’s World Cup debut. The left-back for Bayern Munich kept his word and completed the task within the limited time frame. One of the quickest football players is Davies. He has already established himself as one of the top left-backs in the world while playing for Bayern Munich. Davies’ presence in the backline will benefit Canada on offence and defence even though he is still not fully healthy. In Canada’s ranks are people like Cyle Larin and Jonathan David. Alphonso Davies’ presence can undoubtedly aid Canada in securing a qualifying berth.
Romelu Lukaku, a crucial player for Belgium, is expected to miss his team’s opening two games. Since August, the Inter Milan striker has only been able to play for a total of 29 minutes. He is suffering a thigh issue, thus Michy Batshuayi will take his place. The presence of Kevin De Bruyne is unquestionably anticipated. However, Eden Hazard, who has struggled for Real Madrid, is the major player who can represent his country alongside Kevin.
Alphonso Davies arrived just in time to secure his critical spot in the Canadian starting XI. Davies previously had a hamstring problem, but he now says he is ready to play. Jonathan David of Lille is the most significant player above Davies.
Belgium Predicted Line-up (4-3-3):
Thibaut Courtois, Debast, Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Thomas Meunier, Youri Tielemans, Kevin De Bruyne, Carrasco, Michy Batshuayi
Canada Predicted Line-up (3-4-3):
Borjan, Johnston, Davies, Vitoria, Laryea, Hutchinson, Eustaqio, Adekgube, Buchanan, David, Larin
Head To Head Stats :
Belgium has only faced Canada once before and won that game. The last time Belgium faced each other was in 1989.
Drawn : 0
Canada : 0