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Doha (EFE) Batstuayi scored the only goal of the match in the 44th minute.

A long pass from Alderweireld was taken advantage of by the Belgian striker, who occupied this delimitation in the absence of the injured Romelu Lukaku and brought three points to the team led by Spaniard Roberto Martinez.

Courtois once again became the star of the Belgian team and confirmed the title awarded last year to the best goalkeeper. It’s the 11th minute when Zambian referee Jenny Sikazwe oversaw a handball in the box by Carrasco on Buchanan’s shot and awarded a penalty. Canadian team star Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich’s player) took charge but failed to get past the Belgian wall in a maximum free-kick, which caused him to shoot carelessly and lean slightly.

Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. EFE/Rungroj Yongrit

Davis used his personality and continued to play where he wanted, but this was not his day. A very small prize for Canada in its return to the national football elite and a lot of work ahead for Roberto Martinez, if indeed Belgium’s goal is to become one of the contenders for the title.

With a goal from Micha Battouayi, Belgium pick up three points to take them to the top of Group F and leave Canada at the bottom of the table as Croatia and Morocco – the other two contenders – drew.

By Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at