One of the most attractive matches of the eighth day of the Qatar 2022 World Cup is starring Croatia and Canada this Sunday from 1:00 p.m. (Argentine time) at the Jalifa International Stadium with refereeing by Uruguayan Andrés Matías Matonte Cabrera. It will close the second day of group F, after Belgium vs. Morocco.
Due to the results they achieved on the first date, the comparison is key to deciding the classification to the round of 16. The European team, which equalized against the Africans in their debut, needs to add three points because on the last day they will come across the Belgian, the main candidate for first place and one of the least paid for his consecration in the World Cup. World. The North American squad, for their part, did not deserve the defeat in their debut and if they lose again, they will be eliminated.
The Canadians must break a barrier: they have not yet scored a goal in an ecumenical event, in which they have participated after 36 years. His previous performance was in Mexico 1986, when Argentina was champion at the hands of Diego Armando Maradona , and they lost against France 1-0, and Hungary and the Soviet Union 2-0. In the debut against Belgium in Qatar 2022, Alphonso Davies was saved a penalty and his country continues without celebrating in the highest soccer event on the planet.
How to watch online Croatia vs. Canada
The duel is broadcast live on DSports and Public TV, so it will also be available on the digital platforms DGO, Flow, Telecentro Play and Cont.ar. For the first three, it is required to be a client of the cable operator.
- Croatia : Dominik Livakovic; Josip Juranovic, Dejan Lovren, Josko Gvardiol and Borna Sosa; Marcelo Brozovic, Mateo Kovacic, Luka Modric; Nikola Vlasic, Ivan Perisic and Andrej Kramaric. DT : Zlatko Dalic.
- Canada : Milan Borjan; Alistair Johnston, Steven Vitoria , and Kamal Miller; David Junior, Atiba Hutchinson, Stephen Eustáquio and Richie Laryea; Tajnon Buchanan, Alphonso Davies, Jonathan David. DT : John Herdmann.
In the betting forecasts, the favorite to keep the three points is the European team with a maximum quota of 2.19 for each peso, dollar or euro invested. Their defeat, that is, a victory for the Americans, reaches 4.50. The brown trades at 3.62. The last runner-up in the world has a 59.59% chance of keeping the three points and the one who participates for the second time in its history, 16.63%.
The word of the coaches in the previous one
“It’s good that as a team we’re not happy when we get a draw. We did well defensively, but not offensively,” Croatian coach Zlatko Dalic said in the preview . And he added: “Canada is offensive, they play with a lot of pressure, they missed a penalty and they scored a goal on the counterattack. They showed much more than in the last matches, we will have to play much better than against Morocco”.
John Herdman , for his part, toned down the rude statements he expressed after falling against the Belgians and which did not go down well with the Croatian concentration: “What I declared was to remind the boys that we have a task ahead of us. They have accepted this mindset from day one. They know we have targets here. The Croatian team deserves everyone’s respect. We respect everyone equally. It is a definitive moment, it is life or death. We have waited 36 years to be here and we don’t need any more motivation. We played against Croatia in the World Cup, against people like Luka Modric ”, he closed.
The debut of Croatia and Canada in the World Cup
On the first day none of the teams could score a goal with the difference that Croatia matched and Canada lost. The world runner-up and her star Luka Modric began their journey to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with a disappointing 0-0 draw against Morocco at the Al Khor stadium. It was, at that time, the third scoreless draw of the tournament after Denmark vs. Tunisia and Mexico vs. Poland.
The North Americans fell undeservedly against Belgium 1-0. Alphonso Davis, the Canadian star, could not convert a penalty against the immense Thibaut Courtois and, shortly after, Michy Batshuayi scored the goal that was enough for the Europeans to keep the three points and leading an area whose two candidates to reach the round of 16 are uncertain.
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