Croatia vs Canada, World Cup 2022 live: Score and latest updates from Group F




Canada fans enjoy the pre match atmosphere prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group F match between Croatia and Canada at Khalifa International Stadium - Claudio Villa/Getty Images
Canada fans enjoy the pre match atmosphere prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group F match between Croatia and Canada at Khalifa International Stadium - Claudio Villa/Getty Images  

04:02 PM

2 min: Croatia 0 Canada 1

GOAAL: Davies 

Canada have scored their first ever goal at the World Cup!

04:00 PM

We're underway

At the Khalifa International Stadium, the very least Croatia will want is a much-improved performance after the 0-0 draw against Morocco.

03:55 PM

The teams are out on the pitch and it's national anthem time

Huge noise from the sizable Canadian contingent.

03:54 PM

Who to watch in this Croatian side?

It has to be Luka Modric who holds the key in the midfield department. He pulled the strings in Croatia's match with Morocco and was recognised as the player of the match for the outing.

Luka Modric of Croatia runs with the ball during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group F match between Morocco and Croatia - Lars Baron/Getty Images
Luka Modric of Croatia runs with the ball during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group F match between Morocco and Croatia - Lars Baron/Getty Images  

03:52 PM

Who to watch in this Canada's team?

All eyes will be on 22-year-old superstar Alphonso Davies and he will be eager to redeem himself.

Davies failed to convert a penalty kick against Belgium.

Alphonso Davies of Canada controls the ball during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group F match between Belgium and Canada at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium - Matthias Hangst /Getty Images
Alphonso Davies of Canada controls the ball during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group F match between Belgium and Canada at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium - Matthias Hangst /Getty Images  

03:49 PM

Want to know more about the team

Read our team guide below.

03:48 PM

The warm ups are in full swing

Canada players warm up prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group F match between Croatia and Canada at Khalifa International Stadium - Stuart Franklin/Getty Images
Canada players warm up prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group F match between Croatia and Canada at Khalifa International Stadium - Stuart Franklin/Getty Images  
Luka Modric (L) and Dejan Lovren of Croatia warm up prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group F match between Croatia and Canada at Khalifa International Stadium - Stuart Franklin/Getty Images
Luka Modric (L) and Dejan Lovren of Croatia warm up prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group F match between Croatia and Canada at Khalifa International Stadium - Stuart Franklin/Getty Images  
Canada
Canada's Alphonso Davies plays the ball during a warm up session prior the World Cup group F soccer match between Croatia and Canada, - Martin Meissner/AP  

03:44 PM

Fancy your skills of prediction

Have a crack at our tournament predictor.

03:39 PM

Here come the fans

All smiles at the Khalifa International Stadium.

Canada fans inside the stadium before the match - Hamad Mohammed/Reuters
Canada fans inside the stadium before the match - Hamad Mohammed/Reuters  
Croatia and Canada fans cheer ahead of the World Cup group F soccer match between Croatia and Canada - Darko Vojinovic/AP
Croatia and Canada fans cheer ahead of the World Cup group F soccer match between Croatia and Canada - Darko Vojinovic/AP  
Fans of Canada cheer while posing ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2022 group F soccer match between Croatia and Canada at Khalifa International Stadium - Noushad Thekkayil/Shutterstock
Fans of Canada cheer while posing ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2022 group F soccer match between Croatia and Canada at Khalifa International Stadium - Noushad Thekkayil/Shutterstock  

03:36 PM

Morocco beat Belgium

A huge result in the other game in the group F, as Morocco have just beaten Belgium 2-0 to move top of the group with four points- follow all the latest reaction right here.

Morocco
Morocco's Zakaria Aboukhlal celebrates scoring their second goal - Matthew Childs/Reuters  

03:27 PM

Today's venue

Khalifa International Stadium, which sits 11km west of central Doha, boasts a capacity of 45,857. The stadium, constructed in 1976, received a sleek facelift for the 2022 World Cup.

General view inside the stadium prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group F match between Croatia and Canada at Khalifa International Stadium - Stuart Franklin/Getty Images
General view inside the stadium prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group F match between Croatia and Canada at Khalifa International Stadium - Stuart Franklin/Getty Images  

03:24 PM

Who banks the points today?

I'm backing Canada to not only break that World Cup goal scoring duck, but take points off Croatia in the process.

So an entertaining 2-2 draw for me- you're turn to make your predictions right here.

03:18 PM

Team news

Both teams have made just one change from their opening games and they are both attacking changes as they seek a first goal at this World Cup.

Canada have handed a start to forward Cyle Larin in place of Junior Hoilett while Croatia have brought in forward Marko Livaja in place for Nikola Vlasic.

Croatia XI: Livakovic, Perisic, Lovren, Kovacic, Kramaric, Modric (c), Brozovic, Livaja, Sosa, Gvardiol, Juranovic

Substitutes: Gbric, Ivusic, Stanisic, Barisic, Erlic, Majer, Vlasic, Pasalic, Petkovic, Budimir, Orsic, Sutalo, Sucic, Jakic 

Canada XI: Hutchinson, Borjan, Johnston, Miller, Vitoria, eustaquio, Buchanan, Larin, Davies, David, Laryea

Substitutes: Adehugbe, Cavallini, Cornelius, Fraser, Holiet, Haye, Hone, Millar, Osorio, Pantemis, Piette, St.Clair, Ugbo, Waterman, Wotherspoon

Cyle Larin of Canada reacts after missing a achance during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group F match between Belgium and Canada - Matthias Hangst/Getty Images
Cyle Larin of Canada reacts after missing a achance during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group F match between Belgium and Canada - Matthias Hangst/Getty Images  

02:56 PM

Good afternoon

Welcome to Telegraph's Sport live coverage of this Group F clash between Croatia and Canada live from the Khalifa International Stadium with kick-off at 4pm (UK time)

Both sides would have felt they should have won their opening fixture. The 2018 finalists were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw against Morocco as they struggled to find that clinical edge in a game were chances were premium.

Canada's opening match was their first in a World Cup since 1986, proved to be slightly more entertaining. They performance belied their experience on this stage as their high press and sharp movement suffocated Belgium.

Their opponents conceded a penalty in only the 10th minutes of the game but Canadian star Alphonso Davies had his attempt saved by Thibaut Courtois.

However, their nerve didn't waver and despite having Belgium on the back foot for the majority of the first half, they conceded late in the first half. Their intensity fell during the second half and Belgium were able to hold on for a 1-0 win.

After the match, their manager John Herdman pulled the players into a huddle after the game, where he applauded their performance in rather fruitful language and told them they'd defeat Croatia.

You have to say, Herdman's rallying cry to his players, isn't such a far fetched prospect. Although Luka Modric, Marcelo Brozovic and Mateo Kovacic are brilliant midfield technicians, they may struggle against the pace of this Canadian side.

They overran the Belgium midfield forcing manager Roberto Martinez into bringing on two defensive midfielders at half time.

Luka Modric is key to Croatia's success at this World Cup. He is able to dictate play and was judged to be player of the match for his performance against Morocco.

Will Croatia's experience be enough to overcome a spirited Canadian side?

Stay tuned as we bring you team news, build-up, full match coverage and reaction.

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