Preview: FIFA World Cup 2022: Belgium v Canada

FIFA World Cup 2022 - Belgium v Canada

Gary Lineker introduces live coverage as Canada contest their first World Cup game for 36 years, taking on a talented Belgian side who finished third at the 2018 tournament.

The Canadians’ last World Cup appearance was in 1986, when they lost all three group games without scoring a single goal, but they will be hopeful of a more competitive showing this time around. They beat both Mexico and the USA to top the final round of Concacaf qualifying, and a number of their squad play in top European leagues, such as Bayern Munich left-back Alphonso Davies and Lille striker Jonathan David.

But they will begin as underdogs against a star-studded Belgian side featuring the likes of Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne and Real Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois.

Commentary comes from Steve Wilson and Jermaine Jenas.

FIFA World Cup 2022: Belgium v Canada

Wednesday at 6.30pm on BBC One.

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