Canada continue wait for first World Cup goal after loss to Belgium
Canada made their first official World Cup finals apparance since 1986 on Wednesday, but it ended the same way as every game did 36 years ago as they failed to get on the scoresheet in a 1-0 loss to 2018's third-placed team Belgium.
Star player Alphonso Davies had the chance to immortalise himself in Canadian sports history from the penalty spot in the 11th minute, but his effort was tame and subsequently saved by Thibaut Courtois.
Michy Batshuayi then put the group favourites ahead just before the interval, and though they looked good in possession for much of the game they were unable to extend their lead while the underdogs showed enough promise to convince many that their first World Cup goal will come this year.
Canada will strive for that elusive goal, a first-ever World Cup win and perhaps even a second-placed finish in Group F when they take on Morocco and Croatia later on in Qatar. Those two sides played out a 0-0 draw earlier in the day in their own tournament curtain-raiser.
For all the details of the game, check out the live blog archive below.