Belgium v ​​Canada: England’s John Herdman leads Maple Leafs against Red Devils in thrilling World Cup game – date, kick-off time and how to listen to live commentary


Belgium will face Canada in their opener of the Qatar 2022 World Cup as Roberto Martinez’s Red Devils look to do better than they did four years ago.

Belgium finished third at the 2018 World Cup, beating England in the third-place play-off after missing out on the final to eventual champions France.

John Herdman’s Canada will face Belgium in their first World Cup game

They still have a full quality squad but their Golden Generation moniker has slipped in recent years.

But Kevin De Bruyne will be looking to inspire his side and lead them to the final this winter.

Meanwhile, Canada will be making their first World Cup appearance since 1986.

The Maple Leafs are coached by Englishman John Herdman and have an exciting squad that will be eager to upset the odds in Group F.

Belgium v ​​Canada: talkSPORT coverage

This World Cup Group F fixture kicks off at 7pm UK time on Wednesday 23 November.

The match will take place at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan.

The action will be live on talkSPORT from 6pm and we’ll also have a pre-match preview special and plenty of analysis after full time.

Faye Carruthers will be your host and commentary will come from Alex Crook and former England striker Dean Ashton.

To tune into talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 via the website, click HERE for the live stream.

You can also listen through the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

Belgium v ​​Canada: England's John Herdman leads Maple Leafs against Red Devils in thrilling World Cup game - date, kick-off time and how to listen to live commentary
Belgium will be looking to go far this winter
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Belgium v ​​Canada: Squads and news

talkSPORT will bring you all the latest team news from across the World Cup in November and December.

Belgium

  • Goalkeepers: Koen Casteels, Thibaut Courtois, Simon Mignolet
  • Defenders: Toby Alderweireld, Zeno Debast, Lenader Dendoncker, Wout Faes, Arthur Theate, Jan Vertonghen
  • Midfielders: Kevin De Bruyne, Amadou Onana, Youri Tielemans, Hans Vanaken, Axel Witsel, Yannick Carrasco, Timothy Castagne, Thorgan Hazard, Thomas Meunier
  • Forwards: Michy Batshuayi, Charles De Ketelaere, Jeremy Doku, Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku, Dries Mertens, Lois Openda, Leandro Trossard

Canada

  • Goalkeepers: Milan Borjan, James Pantemis, Dayne St. Clair
  • Defenders: Sam Adekugbe, Derek Cornelius, Alistair Johnston, Richie Laryea, Kamal Miller, Steven Vitoria, Joel Waterman
  • Midfielders: Stephen Eustaquio, Liam Fraser, Atiba Hutchinson, Mark-Anthony Kaye, Ismael Kone, Jonathan Osorio, Samuel Piette, David Wotherspoon
  • Forwards: Tajon Buchanan, Lucas Cavallini, Jonathan David, Alphonso Davies, Junior Hoillett, Cyle Larin, Liam Miller, Ike Ugbo

Belgium v ​​Canada: Match statistics

Full match stats will follow closer to the tournament.

talkSPORT will bring you all the latest stats and facts for every match in the competition so you can be fully prepared for every clash.

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Belgium v ​​Canada: England's John Herdman leads Maple Leafs against Red Devils in thrilling World Cup game - date, kick-off time and how to listen to live commentary

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