Qatar 2022: What happens if Croatia loses to Belgium in the FIFA World Cup?

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Croatia is atop of Group F of the FIFA World Cup, but the runners up of 2018 are hardly in the clear, they must be careful in their match against Belgium.

Croatia bounced back from a quiet start to the FIFA World Cup, 2018 finalists taking Canada to school with a 4-1 drubbing of the Concacaf side. Now, Zlatko Dalić’s side are not necessarily in a must-win situation against Belgium, but they need at least a point.

Belgium entered the match as one of the biggest disappointments of Qatar 2022. The Red Devils produced a lackluster performance against Canada in a 1-0 win and were shocked to be beaten 2-0 by Morocco to finish third in the group. Roberto Martinez tries to capture some of the magic of 2014 for one of Belgium’s greatest ever players.

If Belgium defeats Croatia here are the Group F scenarios

If Croatia were to lose to Belgium, then goal difference will determine who would go second in the group if Canada defeats Morocco. A Morocco win over Canada and a defeat by the Croatians would see Croatia eliminated from the competition.

A win or draw by Croatia over Belgium would be enough to see Croatia go to the round of 16. Belgium would go through automatically with a win over Croatia.

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