Heartwarming Footage of Arsenal Legend Henry Consoling Canada Players After Belgium Defeat Emerges

Heartwarming Footage of Arsenal Legend Henry Consoling Canada Players After Belgium Defeat Emerges

  • Former Arsenal forward Thierry Henry spent time with Canada's players after their game against Belgium
  • Henry is the assistant coach of Belgium and works with former Everton manager Roberto Martinez
  • Michy Batshuayi's first half strike was enough as the Red Devils defeated Canada in their opening game at the World Cup

Former France and Arsenal forward Thierry Henry stayed back to console players of the Canadian national football team after their defeat to Belgium.

Henry is the assistant coach of the Red Devils and together with head coach Roberto Martinez masterminded the victory over Canada.

Thierry Henry, World Cup, Belgium, Canada
Thierry Henry has been spotted comforting Canada players after their defeat to Belgium. Credit: @fifaworldcup_pt
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In a video posted on social media, the former Montreal Impact coach is seen comforting the players after the game.

Henry who spent some time in the Major League Soccer is familiar with some of the players. He also took the chance to motivate the players ahead of their second group game against Croatia.

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Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies missed a tenth minute penalty before Michy Batshuayi netted the winner for Belgium right at the stroke of half time.

Canada made a return to the World Cup after 36 years of missing the global showpiece.

Batshauayi scores winner as Belgium beat Canada

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Michy Batshuayi's first-half goal proved enough for a below-par Belgium to squeeze to a 1-0 win over a Canada side playing their first World Cup match for 36 years on Wednesday.

Belgium's goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois saved Alphonso Davies' early penalty and Batshuayi opened the scoring against the run of play in the 44th minute.

John Herdman's Canada, roared on by their vocal support, also had another strong penalty appeal turned down and dominated the second half to no avail.

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Alphonso Davies shares touching message

Bayern Munich defender Alphonso Davies was on cloud nine, when he was named in Canada's squad traveling to Qatar for the 2022 World Cup.

Head coach John Herdman named a 26-man roster on Sunday, and 22-year-old Davies was included in the Reds team for the tournament. Alphonso Davies' dreams came true on Sunday when it was confirmed the full-back will travel to Qatar.

Davies took to Twitter to celebrate the announcement and urged his followers to believe in their dreams.

Source: Sports Brief News