In the first group game, Croatia drew with Morocco scoreless, showing up on average. Canada played well against Belgium. She led an open game and missed a penalty – Alphonso Davies. The match ended with a victory for the European team 1:0.
The Croatian team in this match was supported by Ivana Knoll, nicknamed “Miss World Cup”. She appeared at the stadium in a bold creation that caused a stir. A beautiful fan of Croatia on Instagram is followed by 706 thousand. people.
Qatar 2022: Canada bids farewell to the tournament
The meeting started quite unexpectedly. Alphonso Davies opened the scoring in the second minute. It’s Canada’s first goal in World Cup history. They failed to score in 1986, where they suffered three defeats, and in the first match of the World Cup in Qatar with Belgium (0-1).
Croatia recovered quickly. Superbly led by Luka Modric, they pushed, creating several good chances. Canada held out for a long time. In the 36th minute, Andrej Kramarić led to a draw with an accurate shot. Just before the end of the first half, Marko Livaja again beat the Canadian goalkeeper.
In the 49th minute, Jonathan Osorio unleashes a powerful long shot. The ball missed the Croatian post by a few centimeters. Four minutes later, Kramaric should have increased the score. He fired a forehand at the keeper from a few yards away.
In the 70th minute, Kramarić scored the game’s second goal. Milan Borjan is Canada’s best player in the second half. The experienced keeper first stopped Ivan Perisic’s shot and then Mateo Kovacic’s rebound.
Lovro Majer ended the game in overtime for Canada! The North American team bid farewell to the tournament.
Croatia and Canada squad rosters
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