Croatia 0-1 Canada LIVE: What a start! Alphonso Davies scores a brilliant header in just the SECOND MINUTE in a dream start for John Herdman’s men in a game they cannot afford to lose

Follow Sportsmail’s live blog for the World Cup Group F clash between Croatia and Canada. 

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What else would you expect from FC Bayern’s Roadrunner? 69 seconds is all it took.

The corner taken by Modric doesn’t lead to anything significant.

There was a great ball played for Larin, but he couldn’t get a shot off. Even if he did, it wouldn’t have counted as the linesman raises his flag for offsides.

Kramaric’s looping shot looks to be going over the bar, but drops down for Borjan to get a hand on it and covers it for the save.


Assist goes to Tajon Buchanan and just like that, Canada is ahead

We are underway from the Khalifa International Stadium

We’re almost set to kick off this match

Canada manager John Herdman said he motivated his team after the Belgium loss by telling them they’d ‘F’ Croatia.

The Vatreni are not a team to be trifled with, so this game will see if his words had a backwards effect on this match.


Midfielder Atiba Hutchinson has been confirmed to start, and it will be his 100th cap with the Canadian national team. 

Hutchinson is the nation’s most capped player of all time.

Atiba Hutchinson has been confirmed as a starter in what will be his 100th cap with Canada! 🇨🇦 #FIFAWorldCup

Morocco has an absolute stunner of an upset over previous group leaders Belgium.

Substitutes Abdelhamid Sabiri and Zakaria Aboukhlal scored both goals as the Atlas Lions go top in Group F – making the result of this match crucial to adding more chaos in the group.

Croatia also makes only one change from its previous starting XI, with Marko Livaja replacing Nikola Vlasic.

GK: Livakovic

DEF: Juranovic, Lovren, Gvardiol, Sosa

MID: Modric (c), Brozovic, Kovacic

ATT: Livaja, Kramaric, Perisic

Ready? This is #Croatia starting lineup! 🥁 #CROCAN #FIFAWorldCup #Qatar2022 #Family ❤️‍🔥 #Vatreni

Cyle Larin coming on for Junior Hoilett is the only change from the squad that fought Belgium so well.

GK: Borjan

DEF: Johnston, Vitoria, Miller

MID: Lareya, Hutchinson (c), Eustaquio, Davies

ATT:: Buchanan, David, Larin


Merging the ‘Deadpool’ logo with the crest for the Canadian national team, the Wrexham co-owner is hoping for a good result for his homeland.

LFG, @CanadaSoccerEN We’re all watching. We love you. 🇨🇦 #FIFAWorldCup

The team bus is pulling in with a little over an hour until kickoff.

On the way. 🚌 #CROCAN #FIFAWorldCup #Vatreni

The banner is over 200 meters long and was revealed on the shores of Qatar

The best way to start a #FIFAWorldCup matchday? 🌅

The biggest fan banner – over 2⃣0⃣0⃣ metres long! – and a song! 🎶 #Family ❤️‍🔥 #Vatreni


This is a big match for Les Rouges and they will be well supported by fellow Canucks

Vatreni fans are in the streets of Doha getting ready prior to kickoff

This Canadian team has a unique opportunity to raise the level of the game in their home country. One player hoping to do that is Kamal Miller – who spoke to the Daily Mail before he and the team shipped out to Qatar.

Croatia’s draw against Morocco didn’t favor them – nor did it reflect the quality of their squad. They’ll look to gain an advantage against Canada’s backline that lacks World Cup experience.

The Canadians looked to be the more dominant team in their match against Belgium, but failed to find the back of the net with any of their 20+ shots. They’ll look to gain points against Croatia – and to score their nation’s first ever World Cup goal.

This match has become a must-win for both teams after their previous results didn’t favor either squad.

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