Canada 1-2 Morocco: Atlas Lions top Group F; Croatia 0-0 Belgium: De Bruyne, Hazard crash out

Morocco finished top of Group F after fighting to a 2-1 victory over Canada to reach the Round of 16 at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Belgium will be heading back home after a goalless draw with Croatia in the other game played simultaneously could not see them past the group stage.

Two quick first half goals from Hakim Ziyech (4th minute) and Y. En-Nesyri (23rd minute) set Morocco on the road to the knockout stages.

Though they conceded an N. Aguerd own goal just before the break, Morocco held their own all through the second half to finish top of Group F with seven points.

🔴LIVE

Full time

Canada 1-2 Morocco

Croatia 0-0 Belgium

OFF THE BAR!!!! Hutchinson’s header crashes down and hits the line.

😵

So, so close for Canada.

⏱ 72’ | Double substitution 🔄

⬅️🔴 Yannick Carrasco, Leander Dendoncker
➡️🟢 Jeremy Doku, Youri Tielemans

70′ Canada 1-2 Morocco

Croatia 0-0 Belgium

As it stands, Morocco will top the group with seven points and Croatia will finish second on five points IF the scores remain like this.

Nobody is having it easy. You have to fight for it.

SOOO CLOSE!! Lukaku hits the post from close range

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Substitution 🔄

⬅️🔴 Leandro Trossard
➡️🟢 Thorgan Hazard

60′

Canada 1-2 Morocco

Croatia 0-0 Belgium

Second half

We are back for the second half.

Half-time

Croatia 0-0 Belgium

Canada 1-2 Morocco

Though an own goal, Canada celebrate all the same.

Canada GOALLLLLLLLLL

N. Aguerd‘s 40th minute own goal gives Canada hope of a comeback

Y. En-Nesyri the scorer

Y. En-Nesyri doubles the lead with a fine finish in the 23rd minute.

Canada 0-2 Morocco

GOALLLLLLLLLL

Morocco means business. They are two goals up.

Ziyech’s goal is the second fastest to be conceded by a country here, while Canada is the country with the fastest goal at this World Cup so far.

Croatia was awarded a penalty but after a VAR check the penalty is overturned

13′ Canada 0-1 Morocco

13′ Croatia 0-0 Belgium

The opportunity was a gift but Ziyech still had to hold his nerve

GOALLLLLLLLLL

No time to waste as Hakim Ziyech broke the deadlock to give Morocco the lead.

KICK-OFF

Both matches are underway. Big games

All is set for the kick-off

Hakim Ziyech again made the lineup for Morocco squad. They must avoid defeat against Canada.

Canada, though already crashed out, will be playing for pride.

Luka Modric will pilot the affairs of Croatia when they file out against Belgium.

Eden Hazard is benched as Kevin De Bruyne will captain the Belgian side against Croatia.

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