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Croatia vs Belgium, Canada vs Morocco Highlights, FIFA World Cup 2022 Highlights

Croatia vs Belgium, Canada vs Morocco Highlights, FIFA World Cup 2022: Belgium and Canada Knockout from the World Cup

Croatia vs Belgium, Canada vs Morocco Highlights, FIFA World Cup 2022 Highlights

Canada vs Morocco Match Highlights

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Canada vs Morocco: The Atlas Lions roar at the pinnacle
Nigeria was the last African team to top a World Cup group in 1998 in France.

Morocco became the first African team for 24 years to top their World Cup group, beating the previous edition’s runners-up Croatia and second-placed Belgium.

Two first-half goals got the Atlas Lions going but they had to settle for a late goal in a 2-1 win over Canada at the Al Thumama Stadium on Thursday, leaving them struggling for the second half.

Morocco secured seven points, two more than runners-up Croatia, to advance beyond the group stage for the second time, becoming the first African country to do so in 36 years at the 1986 Mexico World Cup. Canada, which is moving out. Their first World Cup winless run since 1986 automatically qualifies them for the 2026 tournament as co-hosts with the United States and Mexico.

Nigeria was the last African team to top a World Cup group in 1998 in France.

Morocco, which needed a win or a draw in their final Group F match to advance to the knockout rounds, took advantage of a poor clearance from goalkeeper Milan Borjan, which fell at the feet of Hakim Ziyech.

Cheered on by a cheering crowd of Moroccan fans, midfielder Zech volleyed the ball past the stranded goalkeeper to open the scoring in the fourth minute.

Borjan was placed in an unenviable position by central defender Steven Vitoria, whose weak back pass forced the goalkeeper to cross the ball past Moroccan forward Youssef En-Nesyri .

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En-Nesyri was dangerous in the first half, doubling Morocco’s lead in the 23rd minute when he ran onto Achraf Hakimi’s long ball and beat Borjan at the near post.

En-Nesyri also volleyed into Canada’s net during stoppage time in the first half, but the goal was ruled offside.

Moroccan defender Nayef Aguerd put Canada on the scoreboard with his own goal in the 40th minute, when Sam Adekugbe’s cross was deflected by his own goalkeeper Yassine Bounou.

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Croatia vs Belgium Match Highlights

Croatia vs Belgium

FIFA World Cup 2022 Croatia vs Belgium, Canada vs Morocco Highlights: Belgium failed to score and hence are out of the World Cup, meanwhile Morocco, went in as group winners.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Croatia vs Belgium, Canada vs Morocco highlights: Romelu Lukaku missed late chances as Belgium crashed out of the World Cup in the group stage after a 0-0 draw with Croatia on Thursday, runner up Team of the 2018 World Cup now knockout Situation.

Runner up Croatia were awarded a penalty in the knockout stages which was controversially overturned by VAR in the first half. Lukaku’s introduction on the break turned the game, but he was guilty of three horrendous misses as Zlatko Dalić was pounced on to keep his fortune.

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