FIFA World Cup 2022, Group F: Croatia make it through to knockouts, Morocco join post defeating Canada

By Daniel S

December 1, 2022

The world’s biggest sporting event, the FIFA World Cup 2022 hosted by Qatar, is approaching the much-anticipated knockout stage and the likes of England, USA, Australia, France and Brazil have already qualified for the Round of 16. 

On December 1, Thursday, Croatia and Belgium faced off against each other in the Group F of the tournament and both teams put on a great show, as they remained goalless throughout the course of the first 45 minutes. 

As far as the second half is concerned, both the Red Devils and the Vatreni scored enough courage to come up with a good defence. Although Belgium dominated the deciding half, Croatia ensured that they did not concede a goal and the match ended in Croatia’s favour as it ended in a draw with a scoreline of 0-0.

Morocco continue FIFA World Cup 2022 campaign

On the other hand, Canada and Morocco locked horns in the Group F match simultaneously and with the former already knocked out of the tournament, the Moroccan side were giving it their all to make it through to the next round. 

The Moroccan side had moments to cherish and to be disappointed about as well in the game. To add more, Hakim Ziyech opened the account for his team in the 4th minute, backed by Youssef En-Nesyri in the 23rd minute. Much to the stupefaction of the Maple Leafs’ fans, Nayef Aguerd from Morocco scored an own goal and opened up Canada’s account in the 40th minute. The scoreline remained unchanged in the second 45 minutes and Morocco stormed into the Round of 16 in style. 

Both Morocco and Croatia gave it their all in the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022 and it would be an important outing for both teams in the knockout stage as they are inching closer to clinching the title, although it looks highly unlikely given that heavyweights are already through. However, given that there are chances of facing France, England, Australia in the quarters or semis, both teams will have to give it their all to continue their run.