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Croatia against Belgium now live: Lukaku slapstick - Belgium before the World Cup

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Croatia against Belgium now live: Lukaku slapstick - Belgium before the World Cup Created: 01/12/2022 17:33 By: Corbinian Kothny The hopes of the Belgians rest on Romelu Lukaku. © IMAGO/Nick Potts In the group finals, Belgium and Croatia will meet head-to-head for a place in the knockout stages of the World Cup. Both co-favorites are about to be eliminated. The live ticker. World Cup 2022: Gr


Croatia against Belgium now live: Lukaku slapstick - Belgium before the World Cup

Created: 01/12/2022 17:33

By: Corbinian Kothny

The hopes of the Belgians rest on Romelu Lukaku.

© IMAGO/Nick Potts

In the group finals, Belgium and Croatia will meet head-to-head for a place in the knockout stages of the World Cup.

Both co-favorites are about to be eliminated.

The live ticker.

  • World Cup 2022: Group F |

    Croatia 0-0 Belgium (0-0)

  • Group F showdown: VAR take back Croatia penalty

  • World Cup in Qatar: Germany's possible round of 16 opponent comes from Group F

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72 minutes:

Next double change for the Belgians.

Carrasco and Dendoncker go, Tielemans and Doku come in for them.

Croatia 0-0 Belgium (0-0)

Lineup Croatia:

Livakovic - Juranovic, Lovren, Gvardiol, Sosa - Brozovic, Modric, Kovacic - Kramaric (64' Pasalic), Livaja (64' Petkovic), Perisic

Lineup Belgium:

Courtois - Meunier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Castagne - Witsel, Dendoncker (72' Doku), Carrasco (72' Tielemans), de Bruyne, Trossard (59' T. Hazard) - Mertens (46' Lukaku)

Gates:

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69 minutes:

The game is now really picking up speed.

Belgium is intensifying its offensive efforts, but must be careful not to run into a counterattack.

64 minutes:

Croatia reacts with a double change.

Petkovic and Pasalic replace Kramaric and Livaja.

63 minutes:

And the next huge chance for Lukaku.

Livakovic leaps under a cross and Big Rom heads the ball over from five yards.

But the ball was probably out on the flank.

60 minutes:

There is a HUGE CHANCE for Belgium.

De Bruyne with a great pass to Carrasco, who is blocked in time.

In the margin, Lukaku only hits the post.

It really has to be 1-0.

59 minutes:

The Belgians change again.

Thorgan Hazard replaces Trossard.

Brother Eden is still warming up.

54 minutes:

Croatia slowly takes control of the game again.

Kovacic comes to an end again from the backcourt, Courtois can clarify.

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50 minutes:

On the opposite side, the Croatians also had the first chance in the second half.

Kovacic gets a free shot at the corner of the penalty area and tries to flick the ball into the near corner.

Courtois clears the corner, which brings nothing.

49 minutes:

And the Belgian game changes immediately.

Lukaku is always wanted in the sixteen.

A first header is no problem for Livakovic.

46 minutes:

It goes on.

The ball rolls in the second half.

The Belgians put everything on card attack.

Romelu Lukaku replaces Dries Mertens.

Halftime: Croatia and Belgium go into the break goalless

45 minutes + 4:

It's half time.

Belgium and Croatia go into the break 0-0, while Morocco lead 2-1 against Canada in the parallel game.

According to the current status, Morocco is first in the group, Croatia is second and Belgium has been eliminated.

45 minutes:

There are four minutes on top.

44 minutes:

In Belgium, Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku are already warming up on the sidelines.

A clear sign that Martinez is not satisfied with the offensive game.

40 minutes:

It stays that way.

Croatia has more ball possession and a much more mature playing system, but they don't really have any convincing chances to score.

Canada, meanwhile, shortened against Morocco.

33 minutes:

The game mainly takes place in the Belgian half.

Croatia have much more possession here and seem closer to the goal.

30 minutes:

The Belgians still can't think of much.

The red devils are under pressure to act.

Morocco is currently first in the group and Croatia is second.

Germany could meet Morocco in a possible World Cup round of 16.

25 minutes:

Morocco has meanwhile increased to 2-0 in the parallel game.

There are increasing indications that one of the two European heavyweights will have to bow out after the preliminary round.

22 minutes:

The Belgians were really lucky.

And above all Carrasco.

The attacker already owed a penalty against Canada.

Croatia vs Belgium: VAR takes Croatia penalty back

18 minutes:

That's how it is.

Lovren was offside when the free kick was taken.

The penalty is withdrawn.

16 minutes:

Carrasco Kramaric clears from a free kick.

Now, however, it is checked whether there was an offside position in advance.

15 minutes: In return, there is a penalty for Croatia.

14 minutes:

Belgium is now really there.

De Bruyne conquers the ball on his own sixteen and drives it all over the field until it goes through to the completely bare Mertens.

There was more in it.

Kevin de Bruyne wants to reach the round of 16 at the World Cup.

© AFP

11 minutes:

And there it is, the Belgians' first chance.

Mertens puts the ball in the middle to Carrasco from the outside, whose shot is blocked in time.

The following corner brings nothing.

10 minutes:

Belgium is slowly getting a foothold in the game.

At least the Red Devils are keeping Croatia away from their own goal better now.

The Martinez team has to wait for the first chance.

4th Minute:

The Croatians start like the fire brigade.

The vice-world champion repeatedly came dangerously into the Belgians' penalty area in the early minutes.

Meanwhile, Morocco took the lead against Canada.

Belgium needs a win now to go through.

1st minute:

And how!

Croatia with the kick-off trick.

Perisic comes relatively freely from 16 meters to the end and only just warps.

1st minute:

The game is running.

Croatia kick off and play left to right in the first half.

The stadium is almost sold out.

WHISTLE.

Update from December 1st, 3:53 p.m .:

Everything is done.

The two teams are ready to walk in.

We are looking forward to an exciting group final.

Update from December 1st, 3:34 p.m .:

Croatian coach Zlatko Dalic, on the other hand, relies on the same eleven as in the convincing win against Canada.

The Croatians also have the better starting position.

The vice world champion of 2018 needs a draw to advance to the round of 16.

Update from December 1st, 3:03 p.m .:

The lineups are there.

The Belgians have a big surprise.

Superstar and captain Eden Hazard has to sit on the bench for the time being.

During the World Cup, the Red Devils have shone more with internal theaters of war than with performances.

Is that the answer from national team coach Roberto Martinez?

Munich

– Showdown in Group F: Belgium and Croatia are fighting head-to-head for a place in the round of 16 at the 2022 World Cup. Croatia is currently leading the group with four points, Belgium is third with one point.

After the strong performance in the 4-1 win against Canada, one point is enough for the runner-up from Croatia to advance.

Playmaker Luka Modric would be suspended if he received another yellow card in a possible round of 16.

Video: Kovacic warns of Belgium

World Cup in Qatar: Germany's possible round of 16 opponent comes from Group F

The nerves of the Belgians were on edge recently.

A crisis meeting should bring about the turnaround.

The team needs a win or a point and a high loss of Morocco against Canada.

On the second day of play, the Red Devils lost 2-0 to Morocco.

The North Africans have progress in their own hands against Canada, which has already been eliminated – here is the live ticker.

Group F is also exciting from a German perspective.

The group winner meets the second in the Germany group.

The DFB-Elf is fighting for second place against Costa Rica on Thursday evening, but is dependent on the support of the Spaniards.

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Source: merkur

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