Belgium vs Canada live stream and match preview, Wednesday 23 November, 19:00 GMT
Belgium vs Canada live stream and match preview
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This seems to be the last chance for Belgium’s legendary golden generation to fulfill their potential and win a major international tournament.
Their aging squad still have plenty of ability but lack freshness, with Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Axel Witsel and Dries Mertens among many players who are now well past their 30s.
By contrast, Canada can call on youthful enthusiasm in the form of Alphonso Davies and Jonathan David as they return to the World Cup for the first time since 1986.
Kick off is at 19:00 GMT. Make sure you know how to watch the 2022 World Cup wherever you are.
Belgium are missing all-time top scorer Romelu Lukaku for their first two games with a thigh injury. Fenerbahce’s Michy Batshuayi is expected to replace.
While Thomas Meunier returns to form, Roberto Martinez must decide between Yannick Carrasco and Timothy Castagne as left winger.
For Canada, doubts remain over star player Alphonso Davies, who is suffering from hamstring strain and may have more time to recover.
Belgium were undefeated and largely calm, as they easily won their qualifying group, scoring 25 goals in the process.
Canada created a major upset by winning CONCACAF qualification ahead of Mexico, the United States and Costa Rica, picking up 28 points in 14 games.
Janny Sikazwe from Zambia will be the referee for Belgium vs Canada. You can find out more about the 2022 World Cup referees here.
Belgium v Canada will be played at the 40,000 seater Al Rayyan Stadium in Al Rayyan. Take a look at all the 2022 World Cup stadiums and see how they rank.
Players to watch / key battles
Kevin De Bruyne is the heartbeat of a strong Belgian team. The Manchester City midfielder is remarkably consistent, with an excellent passing range and an eye for the spectacular.
While Alphonso Davies and Jonathan David are more likely to grab headlines, Atiba Hutchinson’s experience and expertise will be key. The 39-year-old midfielder has excellent leadership skills, captaining his club and country.
Find out more about Belgium and Canada’s full squads for the 2022 World Cup.
Table of Group F
Kick off and chain
Belgium’s kick-off against Canada is at 19:00 GMT on Wednesday, November 23 United Kingdom. The game is free to watch on BBC One and iPlayer.
In the United States, kick-off time is 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT. The match will be broadcast on FOX/FS1 in the United States. See below for international streaming options.
If you’re out of the country for the 2022 World Cup, you won’t be able to watch on your domestic streaming service as usual. The broadcaster knows where you are thanks to your IP address (boo!) and prevents you from watching it. You can, however, use a VPN to circumvent this, without resorting to the illegal streams you found on Reddit.
A virtual private network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s terms and conditions, creates a private connection between your device and the internet, which means the service cannot determine where you are and will allow you to watch. And all information exchanged is fully encrypted, anonymous and safe – and that’s a result.
There are plenty of good value for money options. For the 2022 World Cup, FourFourTwo currently recommends:
World Cup 2022 International TV Rights
All games in the UK are either on the BBC or on ITV.
Fox is the rights holder for the World Cup in the United States. Games are on Fox or FS1 cable channels.
If you don’t have cable, you can use services like Sling and FuboTV to get Fox channels. You can also watch the matches on Peacock TV with Spanish commentary.
TSN shows every game. You can subscribe to direct streaming or get it as part of your cable package.
- TSN (opens in a new tab) ($19.99/month or $199.90/year)
As in the UK, coverage of the 2022 World Cup is completely free. You can watch all 64 games on the SBS TV channel and stream them online as well with SBS On Demand.
Paying provider Sky Sports is the rights holder for the 2022 World Cup in New Zealand. You can watch as part of your Sky subscription or grab a Sky Now TV pass. There is also a 7-day free trial.