It’s still everything to play for in Group F, for both Croatia and Belgium. This high-voltage fixture is at a 3:00 pm GMT kick-off today, at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium. Here’s the confirmed Belgium vs Croatia Starting XI.
The 2018 World Cup runners-up Croatia drew their opening game 0-0 against Morocco. They bounced back in the second game to take down Canada by 4-1.
A draw against Belgium today will guarantee Croatia a spot in the Round of 16. They could still qualify if they lost, depending on the Canada vs Morocco result.
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On the other hand, it’s a must-win game for Belgium. A win will guarantee them a spot in the knockouts. If they lose, they will be out.
However, a draw still could take Belgium to the Round of 16, depending on the other game. Belgium won 1-0 against Canada and lost 2-0 to Morocco.
🆚 Belgium vs Croatia | Group F
🗓 Date: Thursday, 1 December 2022
🕗 Start Time: 4:00 pm Belgium Time | 4:00 pm Croatia Time
🏟 Venue: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium
📺 Live: FOX, Telemundo, fuboTV, Peacock Premium, BBC One, BBC iPlayer
Belgium’s Starting XI vs Croatia
|Defender||Castagne, Alderweireld, Vertonghen|
|Midfielder||Meunier, Dendonker, Witsel, Carrasco; De Bryune, Trossard|
Romelu Lukaku will start on the bench. Belgium boss Roberto Martinez has no major injury concerns. He brings in Brighton forward Leandro Trossard and Dries Mertens in the attack. Eden Hazard starts on the bench.
Croatia’s Starting XI vs Belgium
|Defender||Juranovic, Lovern, Gvardiol, Sosa|
|Midfielder||Kovacic, Brozovic, Modric|
|Forward||Kramaric, Livaja Perisic|
Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic has no fresh injury concerns. Nikola Vlasic suffered a calf injury in their opener. However, the West Ham loanee is fit and will start on the bench.
Andrej Kramaric scored twice against Canada. He is nailed on alongside Tottenham’s Ivan Perisic.