FIFA World Cup 2022 Croatia vs Canada Report: Croatia has registered its first win in the tournament and secured the first position in the group.
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FIFA World Cup 2022: Last year’s runner-up Croatia Qatar World Cup Registering his first win, he has kept alive the hopes of reaching the second round. In their second match of Group F, Croatia came back in style after trailing within just 68 seconds and rained goals over Canada to win 4-1. With this, Croatia has also secured the first position in its group. At the same time, after host Qatar, Canada became the second team to be eliminated from the tournament.
Before this match played at Khalifa International Stadium, both the teams did not win. Canada lost 0–1 to Belgium in their first match despite putting up a strong fight. And Croatia were held to a 0-0 draw by Morocco. In such a situation, victory here was necessary for both to remain in the tournament. Especially for Canada, which did not have a single point in its account.
Lead in 68 seconds, then backward Canada
Canada started in the same way. Right back Alphonso Davies, who missed a penalty against Belgium, stunned Croatia with a sharp header just 68 seconds into the match. This attack shocked Canada in the beginning and the team captained by Luka Modric intensified the attack to come back. Soon the team also scored the first goal but it was canceled due to offside.
However, in the 36th minute, Andre Kramarich finally equalized the team. Then in the 44th minute, Marko Livaja scored the second goal to give Croatia the lead.,
Croatia rained in the second half as well
Since then, the attacks of Croatia intensified and Canada had no answer to its attack. Croatia then scored their third goal in the 70th minute, which once again came from Kramarich. This was Kramarich’s second goal in the World Cup. When it seemed that there would be no more goals and Canada would get some relief, only then 2 minutes before the end of the match, Lavro Maier scored the team’s fourth goal to win the match 4–1.