Croatia bounced back strong today, November 27, and knocked Canada right out of its first World Cup in 36 years.
Canada played a great 30 minutes in the match but Croatia’s experience played a great role in its 4-1 victory over the North American team.
Alphonso Davies opened the scoring for Canada after 1 minute, and 8 seconds into the match. It was the earliest goal of the tournament so far and a historic moment for the country as it was their first-ever goal at a World Cup.
The bright start faded quickly as Andrej Kramaric’s brace sank Canada, putting Croatia atop Group F. Marko Livaja and Lovro Majer also scored for Croatia, which lost to France in the final four years ago in Russia and opened with a scoreless draw against Morocco.
Croatia and Morocco, which caused another upset at this year’s tournament by beating Belgium 2-0 earlier on Sunday, both have four points in Group F. Belgium has three points and still has a chance to advance.
Canada, however, earned no points from its first two matches and can’t advance even if it beats Morocco on Thursday in its final match.