Viewing parties are being planned across the country as football fans gear up to watch Canada’s World Cup match against Croatia today.
No. 41 Canada and world No. 12 Croatia are under increasing pressure as they need points from their matches to keep their chances of progressing ahead.
If Canada loses, Croatia won’t be able to keep 3 points to 4 in total, and no matter what happens in another Sunday’s game between 2nd-placed Belgium and 22nd-placed Morocco, those teams will be out of action. 1 at least 4 points.
Canada regroup after FIFA World Cup opener loss to Belgium
Canada’s men’s team shined in their first match of the international football showcase last week, but failed to convert many chances in their 0-1 loss to Belgium.
With only two teams out of the group and today’s loss being Canada’s final group match next Thursday, the tournament progress against Morocco is meaningless.
Belgium lead Group F with three points, while Croatia and Morocco earned one point in a goalless draw.
Croatia go into Sunday’s game on a seven-game unbeaten streak since losing 3-0 to Austria in the UEFA Nations League in June.
This report by the Canadian Press was first published on November 27, 2022.
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