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Belgium vs Croatia Live Score, FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar: Belgium knocked out after 0-0 draw

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedDec 01, 2022 22:33 IST

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22:33 (IST)1 DEC 2022

That's it for this game. We will be there for Costa Rica v Germany. See you there. Bye for now.

22:32 (IST)1 DEC 2022

22:31 (IST)1 DEC 2022

22:30 (IST)1 DEC 2022

A couple of tweets before we close this.

22:30 (IST)1 DEC 2022

So the the second-best team in the world in the world rankings are out and another Belgium player is in tears - Toby Alderweireld. Meanwhile Modric and Co. are relieved to have gone through. Morocco after winning 2-1 against Canada have topped the group and Croatia finish second.

22:27 (IST)1 DEC 2022

Distraught Belgium players including Romelu Lukaku who is in tears. That's sad to see. They gave it everything but just couldn't get the job done.

22:24 (IST)1 DEC 2022

FULL-TIME! Belgium 0 Croatia 0. BELGIUM ARE OUT! So many chances for the 2018 semi-finalists who just couldn't get the ball into the net. Lukaku the guilty party as he missed the easiest of chances. A win would have sent Belgium through and knocked Croatia out. But now it is the other way around after a goalless draw.

22:23 (IST)1 DEC 2022

Josko Gvardiol WITH A GOAL-SAVING TACKLE! What a tackle that is. The masked Gvardiol stretches out and nicks the ball from Lukaku who was almost certain to tap it into an empty net. That is some tackle when the pressure was at its highest.

22:22 (IST)1 DEC 2022

4 minutes of added time.

22:20 (IST)1 DEC 2022

LUKAKU MISSES AN EASY CHANCE! What a run that is from Doku on the left and he squares it to the right-back who floats an inviting cross to Lukaku who attempts to chest it down and does not have the connection or power to cross the line. The goalie hangs on.

22:17 (IST)1 DEC 2022

Eden Hazard comes on for Thomas Meunier as Belgium go all out to win.

22:17 (IST)1 DEC 2022

LUKAKU again sends this wide. To be fair to him, it came to him quickly and he did not have time to react. His left-footed flick goes wide of the post.

22:12 (IST)1 DEC 2022

Spaces begin to appear in the Belgium backline as they press forward to try and win the game.

22:05 (IST)1 DEC 2022

Double substitution for Belgium as Youri Tielemans and Jeremy Doku replace Leander Dendoncker and Yannick Carrasco.

21:59 (IST)1 DEC 2022

It's an open game now. At the other end De Bryune attempts to catch Dominik Livakovic at his near-post but the goalkeeper is alert.

21:57 (IST)1 DEC 2022

All of Croatia's attacks are coming down the left-hand side. Modric forces Courtois into a flying but easy save.

21:56 (IST)1 DEC 2022

YELLOW CARD TO Leander Dendoncker for cynically fouling Kovacic.

21:54 (IST)1 DEC 2022

Croatia make a double change: Mario Pasalic and Bruno Petkovic on for Andrej Kramaric and Marko Livaja.

21:52 (IST)1 DEC 2022

LUKAKU MISSES AN OPEN GOAL NOW! But his blushes is saved as De Bryune on the left crossed after the ball had passed the byline, the ball takes a deflection and Lukaku is surprised that the ball comes to him, from 4 yards his header goes over the crossbar. Even if he had scored, wouldn't have counted anyway.

21:50 (IST)1 DEC 2022

LUKAKU HITS THE POST! What a pass from De Bryune to set Carrasco through, his effort is saved by a sliding stop but the rebound falls to Lukaku who fails to curl it in - instead hits the post and goes wide. What a chance.

21:48 (IST)1 DEC 2022

Belgium make another change: Thorgan Hazard is on for Leandro Trossard.

21:45 (IST)1 DEC 2022

Twice Courtois is called upon to make saves in quick succession and both times he is up for it. Saves from Brozovic and Modric.

21:41 (IST)1 DEC 2022

Lukaku's introduction has really sparked things for Belgium. He is holding the ball up well and De Bryune on the turn shoots over and wide.

21:41 (IST)1 DEC 2022

Good save by Courtois as Kovacic shoots with his right-foot. 

21:39 (IST)1 DEC 2022

That was the first attempt on target in the match.

21:38 (IST)1 DEC 2022

A threatening cross from the right is cut off and then from the corner, Lukaku jumps at the far-post but heads it straight at the keeper.

21:35 (IST)1 DEC 2022

Belgium make a half-time change: Dries Mertens off and Romelu Lukaku on.

21:35 (IST)1 DEC 2022

Second half starts.

21:20 (IST)1 DEC 2022

HALF-TIME! Belgium 0 Croatia 0. Apart from the penalty which was given to Croatia and then overturned, both sides struggled to have shots on target. Croatia started on the front foot but Belgium settled down. Still nothing to show for in terms of goals.

21:16 (IST)1 DEC 2022

4 minutes of added time.

21:05 (IST)1 DEC 2022

The game has settled down after that overturned penalty call.

21:05 (IST)1 DEC 2022

With Morocco 2-0 up currently against Canada, Belgium need to win this game or they are out.

20:49 (IST)1 DEC 2022

That was the right call and VAR got involved. Taylor then explains the decision to Modric, Kovacic and others.

20:46 (IST)1 DEC 2022

Anthony Taylor gives a PENALTY TO CROATIA. Clear foul from Carrasco inside the box as he brings down Andrej Kramaric but VAR asks Taylor to check for a possible offside as Modric took the free-kick. A Croatian player is offside and Taylor overrules his original decision. 

20:43 (IST)1 DEC 2022

A chance for Yannick Carrasco on the far-post but his shot is blocked as he tries to go for the near-post.

20:40 (IST)1 DEC 2022

Belgium have settled down after that early pressure and are stringing together some nice passes amongst themselves.

20:34 (IST)1 DEC 2022

Again Croatia come but the danger is cleared.

20:34 (IST)1 DEC 2022

Lively start this from Croatia. Ivan Perisic inside the first minute has a pop at goal and drags the shot just wide.

20:31 (IST)1 DEC 2022

KICK-OFF!

20:24 (IST)1 DEC 2022

The players are in the tunnel and are walking out to the anthems.

20:01 (IST)1 DEC 2022

The players are out for the warm-ups.

20:01 (IST)1 DEC 2022

Per Opta, in today's game against Croatia, Belgium are fielding the second oldest XI (31 years and 95 days) in a FIFA World Cup game this century, after Australia in 2010 (31y, 118d v Germany).

19:47 (IST)1 DEC 2022

Amadou Onana, is suspended, brothers Eden Hazard and Thorgan Hazard and Michy Batshuayi drop out of the side. In comes Dries Mertens, Leandro Trossard, Yannick Carrasco and Leander Dendoncker.

19:46 (IST)1 DEC 2022

While Belgium make four changes to the one that lost 0-2 to Morocco.

19:46 (IST)1 DEC 2022

No changes to the Croatia XI that beat Canada in their last game.

19:45 (IST)1 DEC 2022

Belgium XI: Courtois, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Witsel, De Bruyne, Carrasco, Mertens, Meunier, Trossard, Dendoncker, Castagne.

19:45 (IST)1 DEC 2022

Croatia XI: Livakovic, Perisic, Lovren, Kovacic, Kramaric, Modric, Brozovic, Livaja, Sosa, Gvardiol, Juranovic.

19:45 (IST)1 DEC 2022

The lineups are out.

19:03 (IST)1 DEC 2022

The lineups are next, do stay tuned for that.

19:03 (IST)1 DEC 2022

What do Croatia need to qualify?

A win or a draw will be enough. Even a loss will do provided if Morocco lose but they would have to lose by a lesser margin than the north Africans.
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