These two claimed silver and bronze medals respectively four years ago, but now, in all likelihood, one will be going home after this match.
Belgium’s position is far more perilous, after they suffered a shock defeat on Sunday. The Red Devils were generally shambolic throughout, beaten 2-0 by Morocco in front of a partisan crowd at Al-Thumama Stadium
Four days earlier, Roberto Martínez’s men massively underwhelmed but, somehow, edged out Canada 1-0 in their opener. Now though, Belgium simply must win or they’ll be going home and, based on what they’ve shown so far, a victroy seems unlikely.
For Croatia, a point will see them advance, although they’ll need a win to top the group, if Morocco beat Canada simultaneously. The Blazers began this tournament slowly, playing out an uneventful goalless draw with the North African side. This then carried into Sunday’s match when, after just 69 seconds, Zlatko Dalić's team found themselves a goal down against Canada.
By half time though, goals from Andrej Kramaric and Marko Livaja had turned it around, before Kramarić again and Lovro Majer struck in the second 45 to secure the win. This is just the second time Croatia have scored 4+ at a major tournament, also demolishing Cameroon in 2014.
So, the 2018 runners-up start the night top of the table, but would almost certainly end it third if they’re beaten here.
Read below to find out how to live stream Croatia vs Belgium.
Croatia vs Belgium live streaming: Match details
Match: Croatia vs Belgium
Competition: FIFA World Cup
Date: Thursday December 1, 2022
Kick-off time: 15:00 (UK time)
Stadium: Ahmed bin Ali Stadium
How to watch Croatia vs Belgium online
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How to watch Croatia vs Belgium in the UK & USA
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