Both teams are chasing goals and their first victory at the Qatar World Cup. Previously, Croatia were held to a draw by Morocco 0-0 and Canada beaten by Belgium 0-1.
Croatia performed brilliantly as they qualified for the 2022/2023 UEFA Nations League Final. However, this impressive performance was not seen against Morocco. They only landed five kicks throughout the game and relied on the tenacity of Dejan Lovren at the back.
Seeing this, the attacking sector is clearly a problem that coach Zlatko Dalic needs to address. He must quickly find a solution because Canada also has a tough defense.
Belgium felt it in the opening game. After struggling to find gaps, they were only able to score after Michy Batshuayi took advantage of a bait far forward.
Even though Canada almost took the lead first. Unfortunately, Alphonso Davies failed to perform his duties as a penalty taker.
Despite the loss, a solid performance against Belgium will boost Canada’s confidence. However, they were also under immense pressure. Because, minor results in the match will make it difficult to qualify for the round of 16.
Canada certainly does not want to go home quickly. Especially after having to wait 36 years to participate in the World Cup.
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