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Business News/ Sports / Football News/  FIFA World Cup 2022: Croatia reach last 16 as goalless draw puts Belgium out
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FIFA World Cup 2022: Croatia reach last 16 as goalless draw puts Belgium out

After holding a stuttering Belgium to a 0-0 draw on Thursday, Croatia easily advanced to the World Cup's last 16

Croatia's Luka Modric, right, and Croatia's Josko Gvardiol celebrate at the end of the World Cup group F soccer match between Croatia and Belgium at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium. (AP)Premium
Croatia's Luka Modric, right, and Croatia's Josko Gvardiol celebrate at the end of the World Cup group F soccer match between Croatia and Belgium at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium. (AP)

Croatia eased into the last 16 of the World Cup after holding a stuttering Belgium to a 0-0 draw on Thursday, sending their European rivals' 'golden generation' out of the tournament with barely a whimper.

The result saw Zlatko Dalic's men qualify in second place in Group F behind Morocco, who beat already eliminated Canada 2-1 in the other game to secure top spot.

Neither side had a shot on target in a dour first half and Belgium brought on striker Romelu Lukaku at the break, but it was Croatia who sprang into life, with Marcelo Brozovic and Luka Modric drawing saves from Thibaut Courtois in quick succession.

Lukaku rattled the post with a fierce shot from close range on the hour as Belgium pushed desperately for the goal that would send them through, but Croatia held firm to extend their unbeaten run in the World Cup group stage to six matches.

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Published: 01 Dec 2022, 10:36 PM IST
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