Cup: current runners-up, Croatia turns over Canada and wins for the 1st time
Current runner-up, Croatia, finally, disenchanted in the World Cup in Qatar. This Sunday (27), the Eastern European team thrashed Canada 4-1, at the Khalifa International Stadium, in Doha, in Group F.
The triumph took the Croatians to the same four points as Morocco, with whom they tied in the debut, by 0 to 0, ahead of the Africans in goal difference (three to one), at the top of the group. The North Americans, zeroed, go to the last match with no chance of reaching the round of 16. In the first round, they were beaten by Belgium, 1-0.
Despite the Canadian stumble, Alphonso Davies made history. The son of Liberian parents and born in a refugee camp in Ghana, he arrived in Canada at the age of five. It was up to the 22-year-old Bayern Munich (Germany) winger to score the team’s first goal in a men’s World Cup.
The games of the last round of Group F are scheduled for Thursday (1st), at 12h (Brasília time). Croatia will have a direct confrontation for the classification with Belgium, in the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, in Al Rayyan. Canada will meet Morocco at Al Thumama Stadium in Doha.