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Mad Stats Against Belgium Show Just How Bad Canada's Finishing Was

Mad Stats Against Belgium Show Just How Bad Canada's Finishing Was
Colman Stanley
By Colman Stanley
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Canada showed the footballing world that they should not be considered minnows anymore, after an unlucky 1-0 loss to Belgium in the World Cup.

However, the Canadians will hugely disappointed after letting a superb chance, of at lease getting a draw, pass them by.

They dominated large parts of the game, finishing with 22 shots to Belgium's nine (18 of which were in the box), 2.61 xG, a missed penalty, three big chances missed, and 11 shots off target.

They also had two more legitimate penalty claims in the first half, while Alphonso Davies' miss from the spot after 10 minutes means that they have yet to score in a World Cup.

The performance of Thibaut Courtois must also be mentioned, as he reinforced his claim as the world's best keeper with a masterful display between the sticks.

Given how mediocre Croatia looked earlier in their 0-0 with Morocco, Canada may very well live to regret this result and this enormous missed opportunity against the group favourites and the no. 1 ranked team in the world.

How Did Canada Lose????


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After the match Belgium manager Roberto Martinez gave his thoughts on the game, and praised his side 'grit and experience.'

"Today was such a difficult game, Canada were better than us in what we wanted to do. They came to the tournament with an incredible celebration, great emotion, what we expected. This Canada team has a lot of pace and directness.

"To be fair, we had to show another side of our play. I'm delighted because we won the game through grit and experience through the quality of our goalkeeper who kept us in the game by saving the penalty, many elements. I think the victory today is more important than when you play well."


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