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Time is almost up for Belgium’s so-called ‘Golden Generation’ to deliver a first major title and the pressure is on the shoulders of star men like Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku and Youri Tielemans will be immense, especially against 2018 runners-up Croatia who should never be underestimated, especially with the legendary playmaker Lukas Modric the show is still running from midfield.
Canada’s qualifying campaign was truly impressive and they will go to Qatar with nothing to lose and everything to prove, while Morocco have enough in the tank to surprise even some of the best teams. The Africans can change style whenever they want and while Belgium should win the group, that’s far from a sure-fire success.
Everything you need to know Canada:
Coaches: John Herdman
Highest degree: Group Stage (1986)
End of 2018: N / A
FOX betting odds: +15000
Key Characters: Alfonso Davies, JonathanDavid
What we look forward to: How Davies and David adjust on the world’s biggest stage. Lille Striker David is a player who has yet to consistently reproduce his form for his club when wearing the national colors. However, there are high hopes for Hauptmann Davies, who has impressed at Bayern Munich.
Achilles heel: inexperience. This will be a whole new deal for the entire Canadian team and their manager, who was Canada’s women’s coach until 2018 and had never worked at the highest level in men’s football.
Success looks like this:Get out of the group.
X factor:Davies is the star man. The 22-year-old is the most expensive Canadian player in history, having won the Champions League with Bayern in a memorable way in 2020.
Three things you need to know about Canada
Alexi Lalas gives us three things we need to know about Canada ahead of the FIFA Men’s World Cup 2022.
goalkeeper: James Pantemis, Milan Borjan, Dayne St Clair
defender: Samuel Adekugbe, Joel Waterman, Alistair Johnston, Richie Laryea, Kamal Miller, Steven Vitoria, Derek Cornelius
midfield player: Liam Fraser, Ismael Kone, Mark-Anthony Kaye, David Wotherspoon, Jonathan Osorio, Atiba Hutchinson, Stephen Eustaquio, Samuel Piette
Forward: Tajon Buchanan, Liam Millar, Lucas Cavallini, Ike Ugbo, Junior Hoilett, Jonathan David, Cyle Larin, Alphonso Davies
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