Ahead of the World Cup, which begins on Saturday, Egypt defeated World Cup-bound Belgium 1-2 on Friday. When the Europeans face Canada on Wednesday, they will have some loose ends to tie up with to goals from Mostafa Mohamed and Trézéguet in each half.
Eden Hazard, who hasn't played much club football this year, started the game before being replaced by Thomas Meunier in the 71st minute. There was no Romelu Lukaku available. Although Mohamed Salah played for the Egypt, he was substituted in the 88th minute.
In the fourth quarter, Lois Openda, who came in for Michy Batshuayi, cut the score, but Belgium was unable to tie the game and finished 2022 with just four victories from eight games.