Qatar 2022: What happens if Croatia and Belgium tie in the FIFA World Cup 2022?

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BELGIUM VS CROATIA
© Alex Grimm & Clive Mason/Getty ImagesBruno Petkovic of Croatia and Dries Mertens of Belgium

On Thursday, Croatia and Belgium will face off at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium in a game that might decide who advances from Group F of the FIFA World Cup. Here, check out what happens if the match ends with a tie.

Croatia’s clash with Belgium at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium on Thursday looks set to decide the fate of both teams in Group F at the FIFA World Cup. The Checkered Ones got their season back on track with a 4-1 win against Canada after starting with a disappointing goalless draw against Morocco.

Moreover, the Belgians’ 2-0 defeat by Morocco last Sunday was a severe blow to their hopes of reaching the knockout rounds of the tournament for the fourth consecutive time since 2002. Earlier, Roberto Martinez’s players suspended two matches. losing streak with a 1-0 triumph against Canada in their group opener on November 23 thanks to Michy Batshuayi’s reckless goal.

If the Red Devils beat the 2018 Cup finalist on Thursday, they will have a fighting chance of going to the World Cup. They are currently in third place in Group F, behind Morocco and Luka Modric’s team by a single point.

What happens if Croatia and Belgium tie in the third round of Qatar 2022 Group Stage?

Some of the best teams in the event may be found in bracket group F. So far, all three of Croatia, Morocco, and Belgium have a fighting chance of making it to the next round. If Canada and Croatia end in a draw, though, the outcome could change for both squads.

It’s likely that the Red Devils’ last group game, against Croatia, will determine whether or not they advance to the knockout round. As a matter of fact, a tie would leave Belgium with four points, the same as Morocco. So, they will have to cross their fingers and hope Morocco loses by at least two goals.

If Morocco beats Canada, they will finish first in Group F with 7 points and advance. If Morocco loses or ties, Belgium will finish first in the group and advance. Meanwhile, Croatia, with a draw, would remain on top of Group F with five points. Thus, a tie will be of little consequence to the Checkered Ones in case Walid Regragui’s players fail to win. That is why they will also be hoping that Morocco don’t win against Canada. In case of a Morocco tie, Croatia would still be on top due to a better goal difference.

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