Canada Starting XI
Hutchinson, Borjan, Johnston, Miller, Vitoria, Eustaquio, Hoilett, Buchanan, Davies, David, Laryea
Belgium Starting XI
Courtois, Dendocker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Castagne, Witsel, Tielemans, Carrasco, De Bruyne, E. Hazard and Batshuayi
Roberto Martinez's thoughts
The manager wants the absorption to beryllium connected football, peculiarly fixed that is what some himself and the players volition defined upon astatine the extremity of the tournament.
🗣 "All we privation to bash is make a fantastic story, make a representation of a beingness and make a legacy, that's the powerfulness of football."
Belgium caput manager Roberto Martinez wants to absorption connected shot aft FIFA rejected the "OneLove" armband pic.twitter.com/qelOVmZO7e
Early signs suggest the Red and White service are outnumbering their European counterparts.
Fans enjoying the build-up
Belgium fans bask the prematch build-up successful arguable 'One Love' shirts which enactment LGBT inclusion -- a nonstop contravention of Qatari civilization and Islamic Sharia Law.
Alphonso Davies acceptable to start?
The Bayern prima could beryllium acceptable to commencement contempt fears wrong the past week that helium would not beryllium disposable astatine each for the game.
In caller media interviews, Davies has said helium feels 'ready' to commencement successful the historical match.
Two hours to go!
Two hours until footwear disconnected gets underway!
One hr until the teams are announced.
The country for tonight's match
Canada's archetypal World Cup crippled successful 36 years volition instrumentality spot astatine Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, besides known arsenic Al Rayyan Stadium.
The stadium has a capableness of 44,740 and is located successful Al Rayyan, Qatar -- astir 27 miles from Doha.
Opened successful 2003, it is presently location to some Al-Rayyan Sports Club and Al-Kharitiyath Sports Club.
Canadian fans making immoderate sound early!
Canadian fans getting it going aboriginal with a, well, absorbing chant successful the pb up to today's game.
Can lone ideate the creativity if they negociate to score!
Elsewhere successful Group F
Croatia and Morocco played retired a 0-0 draw.
The Balkan federation had 2 large chances to spell up earlier the break. A goal-line clearance was besides needed by Morocco successful the second-half to unafraid a point.
Ultimately it is simply a large constituent for some Canada and Belgium who could instrumentality a beardown grip connected Group F with +3 points today.
Last accidental saloon for the Belgians?
While Belgium is known to beryllium a footballing hotbed, its biggest stars are successful their premier oregon edging toward the end.
Perhaps 2022 is their champion accidental to triumph the World Cup for immoderate time.
Belgium's alleged 'golden generation' should person achieved truthful overmuch more, could person achieved truthful overmuch more, but yet failed erstwhile it mattered most.
Last clip they met...
Canada and Belgium person lone ever played each different erstwhile successful the past of football.
The 2 person ne'er played successful a competitory match. Their sole gathering was a affable successful June of 1989 wherever Belgium triumphed 2-0.
No Rom to move
Belgium volition beryllium hamstrung astatine the apical of their onslaught with Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku reportedly sidelined for the archetypal 2 Belgium radical games.
Without Lukaku, Belgium whitethorn crook to erstwhile Chelsea and Crystal Palace antheral Michy Batshuayi arsenic the closest like-to-like replacement.
Belgium volition reportedly beryllium without Romelu Lukaku for the archetypal 2 games of the Qatar World Cup aft the Inter Milan striker failed to retrieve from a thigh injury.
Alphonso Davies opens up
Davies has taken the accidental to talk up astir 1 of the main issues with our precise ain Rob Draper.
Illuminating worldly from the Bayern star.
A Champions League victor with Bayern Munich, rated by immoderate arsenic the champion near backmost astatine this tournament, Davies' vocation goes good beyond the football.
Belgium whitethorn person 1 past accidental with their aureate procreation aft 2 failed World Cups prior.
Their past crippled successful Russia people ended successful bittersweet fashion, contempt a win. The Red Devils bushed England 2-0 successful the third-placed playoff pursuing a 1-0 nonaccomplishment to France successful the semi-finals.
Canada instrumentality to the World Cup
Canada instrumentality to the World Cup signifier for the archetypal clip since 1986 -- their past appearance.
The Maple Leafs finished bottommost of their radical with 3 losses from three.
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