Despite conceding, fans proud of ‘sensational’ first half from Canada

Canada's Atiba Hutchinson reacts during the World Cup group F soccer match between Belgium and Canada, at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

Sometimes life’s just not fair.

After a scintillating first half, where the Canadian men’s national sliced and diced through Belgium, Canada is down 1-0.

Canada earned a penalty kick and had the most shots of any team in a half without a goal since 2006, with 14 to Belgium’s four.

Despite trailing at the half, the Canadians proved they belonged in the tournament — and had their fans feeling proud of the team’s performance against the No. 2 side in the world.

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