Belgium crash out of World Cup

Morocco beat Canada to finish top of Group F


The biggest shock of the ongoing World Cup happened today in Qatar as Belgium, who are the second best country on the FIFA Rankings, have been sensationally knocked out of the World Cup following a poor 0-0 draw against Croatia

In the other group match played simultaneously, Morocco defeated Canada 2-1 to secure top spot place of Group F and progress to the last-16 stage of the tournament. Hakim Ziyech and En-Nesyri scored the goals for the Atlas Lions

Roberto Martinez’s Belgian team needed a victory against the 2018 World Cup finalists to qualify for the first knockout round but were unable to find the back of the net in the entire duration of the game.

Captain Eden Hazard was dropped for the start of the game and striker Romelu Lukaku came on as a substitute to miss four big opportunities as Belgium’s World Cup trip came to an abrupt and disappointing conclusion.

Croatia progress into the round of 16 but qualify in second place after Morocco finished top of the group with a 2-1 win over Canada.



Lukaku was brought on in the second half and the Inter Milan striker missed two big chances in quick succession.

Just after the hour mark, Lukaku reacted first to a rebound and managed to strike the post from close range with the goalkeeper out of position.

The striker then headed another easy effort over the bar with the goal at his mercy.

It was not Lukaku’s night after the striker went on to miss another two open goals as Croatia survived Belgium’s late attacking raid.

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