Belgium vs Canada squad for the FIFA World Cup starting number 11 for the Group F match in Qatar 2022 | Update News

Belgium’s golden generation begins their last stand when they face Canada in the first Group F match in Qatar.

This will most likely be the last World Cup for the likes of Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Jan Vertonghen, so Roberto Martinez will be hoping for a result worthy of this combination of talents.

The Spaniard finished third last time in Russia but wants more from a group that has learned from its positive experience in past major tournaments.

Below are the expected lineups for both teams.

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Lineups Belgium vs Canada

Three points against Canada could discourage Belgium from risking Romelu Lukaku in the second group game against Morocco, according to Martinez.

Of the striker, he said: “We are very pleased with the way he is progressing. Yesterday he had a very good training, not in the group, but he is steadily progressing.

“We don’t have a schedule. I can’t say if it will be the second game or the third game.

“If I follow the medical advice, this will be the third game. If I follow the player’s well-being, maybe we have a chance for a second game.”

Belgium predicts start 11

Estimated composition of Belgium (3-4-3, from right to left): 1. Courtois (GK) – 5. Alderweireld, 15. Vertonghen, 2. Debast – 6. Meunier, 21. Tielemans, 18. Witsel, 18. Carrasco – 18. De Bruyne, 14. Batshuayi, 10. E. Hazard

  • Injured: Lukaku
  • Suspended: no

FROM Lukaku ruled out due to hip injury, Misha Batshuayi most likely, will earn a start forward.

Thomas Meunier (cheekbone) and Jan Vertonghen (knock) are recovering from injury, but could make it to the starting 11.

Canada predicts start 11

Predicted Canadian lineup (3-4-3, right to left): 18. Borjan (B) – 2. Johnston, 5. Vitoria, 4. Miller – 11. Buchanan, 7. Eustaquio, 13. Hutchinson, 3. Adekugbe – 19. Davis, 17. Larin, 20. David

  • Wounded: no
  • Suspended: no

Canada got a well-timed triple boost in fitness ahead of their first World Cup game since 1986.

Alphonso Davies, Stephen Eustachio as well as Milan Boryan everyone was cleared to start despite doubts at the beginning of the week.

Teams of Belgium and Canada at the World Cup

Here are the 26 names on the rosters for each team at the World Cup in Qatar:

Belgium

Job title #1 Player Club Age Hats
GC one Thibaut Courtois Real Madrid (SPA) thirty 97
GC 12 Simon Mignolet Club Brugge (BEL) 34 35
GC 13 Cohen Castiles Wolfsburg (Germany) thirty four
DEF 2 Toby Alderweireld Royal Antwerp (BEL) 33 124
DEF 3 Arthur Theater Stade Rennes (France) 22 four
DEF four Wut Faes Leicester City (ENG) 24 one
DEF 5 Jan Vertonghen Anderlecht (Belgium) 35 142
DEF 26 Zenon Debast Anderlecht (Belgium) eighteen 3
DEF 19 Leander Dendoncker Aston Villa 27 29
AVERAGE 21 Timothy Castagne Leicester City (ENG) 26 26
AVERAGE fifteen Thomas Meunier Borussia Dortmund (GER) 31 59
AVERAGE 7 Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City (English) 31 94
AVERAGE twenty Hans Wanaken Club Brugge (BEL) thirty 23
AVERAGE eight Youri Tielemans Leicester City (ENG) 25 55
AVERAGE eighteen Amadou Onana Everton (English) 21 2
AVERAGE 6 Axel Witsel Atletico Madrid (SPA) 33 127
AVERAGE 16 Thorgan Hazard Borussia Dortmund (GER) 29 45
FORWARD 9 Romelu Lukaku Inter Milan (ITA) 29 102
FORWARD 23 Misha Batshuayi Fenerbahce (TUR) 29 48
FORWARD fourteen Dries Mertens Galatasaray (TOUR) 35 107
FORWARD 22 Charles de Ketelaire Milan, Italy) 21 ten
FORWARD eleven Yannick Carrasco Atletico Madrid (SPA) 29 60
FORWARD ten Eden Hazard Real Madrid (SPA) 31 123
FORWARD 17 Leandro Trossar Brighton (English) 27 21
FORWARD 24 Lois Openda Lens (FRA) 22 5
FORWARD 25 Jeremy Docu Stade Rennes (France) twenty eleven

Canada

Job title No. Player Club Age Hats World Cup 2022
Qualifiers
GC eighteen Milan Boryan Red Star Belgrade (SRB) 35 68 ten
GC 16 James Panthemis CF Montreal (Canada) 25 0 0
GC one Dane St. Clair Minnesota United (USA) 25 2 0
DEF 3 Sam Adekugbe Hatayspor (TUR) 27 34 12
DEF 25 Derek Cornelius Panetolikos (GRE) 24 fourteen one
DEF 2 Alistair Johnston CF Montreal (Canada) 24 thirty fourteen
DEF 22 Richie Laria Toronto (Canada) 27 34 13
DEF four Kamal Miller CF Montreal (Canada) 25 29 12
DEF 5 Stephen Vitoria DG Chavez (POR) 35 35 eight
DEF 26 Joel Waterman CF Montreal (Canada) 26 2 0
AVERAGE 7 Stephen Eustaquio FC Porto (POR) 25 22 12
AVERAGE eight Liam Frazier KMSK Deinze (BEL) 24 fifteen 5
AVERAGE 13 Atiba Hutchinson Besiktas (TOUR) 39 98 ten
AVERAGE fourteen Mark Anthony Kay Toronto (Canada) 27 38 ten
AVERAGE fifteen Ismael Kone CF Montreal (Canada) twenty 6 0
AVERAGE 21 Jonathan Osorio Toronto (Canada) thirty 57 13
AVERAGE 23 Liam Millar FC Basel (SWZ) 23 16 four
AVERAGE 6 Samuel Piett CF Montreal (Canada) 28 66 four
AVERAGE 24 David Wotherspoon St. Johnston (SCO) 32 ten 3
AVERAGE ten Junior Hoilett Reading FC (ENG) 32 fifty 9
FORWARD eleven Tajon Buchanan Club Brugge (BEL) 23 26 13
FORWARD 9 Lucas Cavallini Vancouver Whitecaps (Canada) 29 34 5
FORWARD twenty Jonathan David LOSC Lille (FRA) 22 35 fourteen
FORWARD 19 Alphonso Davies Bayern Munich (GER) 22 34 7
FORWARD 17 Sile Larin Club Brugge (BEL) 27 55 ten
FORWARD 12 Ike Ugbo Troyes (France) 24 eight four

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