Canada has no chance of making it out of the World Cup group. Croatia eliminated their rivals

The match between Croatia and Canada was brilliantly started by the latter, who opened the scoring in the 2nd minute. Buchanan delivered a precise cross into the penalty area, the ball landed on the head of Alphonso Davies, who beat Livakovic.

Canadians Motivated by the goal, they kept attacking the Balkan players, who easily allowed their opponents to find themselves in subsequent situations. The breakthrough came in the 26th minute when Andrej Kramarić equalized, but the referee whistled for offside. The match between the vice-world champions began to improve by the minute. Zlatko Dalić’s players blocked the North American team from their own penalty area and tried to draw the score.

In the 36th minute, Kramarić’s goal was awarded. The 31-year-old striker shot from an acute angle and equalized the score. The Canadians came to a complete stop and Marko Livaja took advantage eight minutes later. First, Josip Juranović broke through the middle and played against the AEK Athens player, who shot to the ground from outside the penalty area and beat Borjan.

Canada bids farewell to World Championships in Qatar, victory and Croatia’s domination

The Canadians exposed themselves terribly, almost asking for a third goal, but the referee managed to end the first part of the match.

Croatians They started the second half completely differently, where they were more offensive. In the 54th minute, Kramarić was close to another goal, but Borjan made a phenomenal intervention, stopping a shot from around the eleventh meter.

In the 70th minute, Kramarić made no mistake and scored for the second time. The striker of the vice-world champion took advantage of Perisic’s cross and, moving the ball to his left foot, put it into the net.

In the second half, Canada no longer looked like a team that stays in the opponent’s half and can quickly win the ball back. John Herdman’s team had no argument to turn the tide of the match. The nail in the coffin was the overtime action. Miller lost the ball and two Croatians headed towards Borjan’s goal, and the result was determined by Majer, who sent the ball into the empty goal.

Ultimately, Croatia beat Canada 4-1 and eliminated them from the World Cup. Before the last round of the group stage, the North American team has no points and no chance of reaching the 1/8 finals.

Croatia – Canada 4:1 (2:1).

Goals: 0:1 Alphonso Davies (2-header), 1:1 Andrej Kramaric (36), 2:1 Marko Livaja (44), 3:1 Andrej Kramaric (70), 4:1 Lovro Majer (90+4).

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