Belgium’s World Cup marketing campaign towards Canada seemed to be getting off to a tough begin after a controversial name on Yannick Carrasco resulted in a penalty kick for Canada. Star Alphonso Davies, who was cleared to play within the recreation, stepped as much as the spot trying to provide his crew the lead. Belgium’s star goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois had different concepts.
Courtois has been one of many prime keepers on the planet for a while now, most lately registering an enormous Champions League run with Actual Madrid final season. Stopping any penalty is a troublesome job and given Belgium’s previous failures in huge competitions, this might’ve been a extremely poor begin for the crew within the World Cup.
That is the second huge penalty save of the event to this point. Mexico’s Guillermo Ochoa stopped a penalty from Robert Lewandowski within the match towards Poland Tuesday to protect a 0-0 draw for El Tri. We’ll see if Belgium are in a position to make the most of Courtois’ huge save.