Croatia vs Canada: Date, live stream FREE, TV channel and kick-off timeLive BlogCAN HE KICK IT? Updated: 16:45, 27 Nov 2022CANADA are facing Croatia RIGHT NOW - and it is 1-1 in the crucial clash. The Canadians will be knocked OUT of the World Cup should they lose this afternoon. And neither team has even scored in this tournament yet as Croatia were held to a goalless score while the Canadians suffered defeat at the hands of Belgium. But you get the feeling that could all change in this upcoming mouth-watering game. Kick-off time: 4pm GMT Live stream: BBC iPlayer TV channel: BBC One Croatia XI: Livakovic, Juranvoic; Lovren, Gvardiol, Sosa; Modric, Brozovic, Kovacic; Livaja, Kramaric, Perisic Canada XI: Borjan; Johnston, Vitoria, Miller; Laryea, Hutchinson, Estaquio, Davies; Buchanan, David, Larin BETTING SPECIAL - GET £66 IN FREE BETS FOR THE WORLD CUP Follow ALL the action with our live blog below...
How to watchGroup A - Croatia vs. CanadaLocation: Al Bayt Stadium, Al KhorKick-off time: 11:00am Eastern, 8:00am PacificAvailable TV: FS1 (English), Telemundo (Spanish)Available streaming: Fox Sports (App/Website), Telemundo (Website), Peacock (Website), FuboTV (Free Trial), SiriusXM FC (Radio)This thread will be your match thread. We don’t have many rules here. We just ask that you don’t insult each other personally and treat each other with respect. Debates can get heated and that’s fine, but name-calling and petty insults will get you banned. If you see a comment that you feel is out of line, please report it and it will be dealt with.
Once ranked 113th in the world, Croatia’s national team – nicknamed the Maroons – has risen to 50th in the FIFA rankings thanks to a string of in recent years, including a surprise first-ever Asian Cup win in 2019. The team also made a semi-final appearance at last year’s Gold Cup of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football as a guest nation. This will be Croatia’s first appearance at a World Cup. Croatia vs. Canada, 2018 World Cup Day 1: Match thread and discussionFinally, time to play soccer. The 2022 FIFA World Cup kicks off this morning with the Canada match, on a date which was supposed to be T-1 day before the true start of the tournament. With a late date switch, hosts Croatia will take center stage in front of the world to take on Canada in the tournament’s first match.
Croatia has prepared 12 years for this moment as a team, building up its roster in an effort to not disappoint as the hosts of this World Cup. They’ve also played teams from every confederation, hoping to prepare their team to play well as the hosts. With lots of controversy surrounding this World Cup, Croatia’s players hope that they can let their play do the talking as they sneak a couple of results to get to the knockout stage. On the other side is Canada, a team who also had its own controversy in arriving at this Canada match.
m. ETLocation: Khalifa International Stadium -- Al Rayyan, QatarTV: FS1 | Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free)Odds: Croatia +114; Draw +230; Canada +245 (via Caesars Sportsbook) Team newsCroatia: With one of the best midfields at the World Cup, Croatia can push the pace against anyone but the front three leaves much to be desired. As a national team hero, Ivan Perisic will likely keep his place in the starting lineup but including Mislav Orsic from the start could be what the team needs to jolt their offense.
Croatia 0-1 Canada. Chance for Livaja, saved. Kovacic has been Croatia's best player in this opening 35 minutes, and he sets through Livaja in the box this time. His shot is low and on target, but saved by the keeper. Croatia are on top here... 34. Croatia 0-1 Canada. Chaos in the box! Juranovic launches a long throw into the box for Croatia, and Canada fail to clear it three times before eventually putting it out for another throw. Canada look like they have maybe lost concentration a little here, and will be hoping they can get to halt-time with the score the same. 32. Croatia 0-1 Canada.
Perisic takes too long, but brilliant by Buchanan. Croatia come forward on the attack with Ivan Perisic on the left hand side, and he gets the better of Johnson at right back for Canada and is seemingly through. He takes too long though, and full credit should go to Buchanan for tracking back and winning the ball off of the Spurs man.
Modric is playing in a more attacking position for Croatia in this one it seems like, he will be looking to pull the strings in attacking midfield, and hoping that Kramaric and Perisic can provide a finishing touch. 10. Croatia 0-1 Canada. A great fast start from Canada, and they look excellent and dangerous every time Alphonso Davies and Kyle Larin get on the ball. This time they combine again on the edge of the box, but Larin is just offside. Canada have certainly started the stronger, reflected by that Alphonso Davies opener. Canada have had a flying start thanks Alphonso Davies' opener. Credit: Reuters 8. Croatia 0-1 Canada. A bit of a fumble from the Canadian goalkeeper there, as Kramaric hit a looping cross which ended up being on target.
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16. Croatia 0-1 Canada. Croatia come forwards, and Sosa gets a nice cross in towards Kramaric in the middle. The Canadian keeper punches it away, and has looked a little shaky to begin with, but Canada survive... 14. Croatia 0-1 Canada. Croatia cannot cope with Davies on this left hand side, and he is very clearly in the mood to contribute to Canada's second ever World Cup goal after scoring their first. 12. Croatia 0-1 Canada.
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The linesman then puts up his flag and all celebrations are put on hold. A warning for Canada. Kramaric thought he had equalised for Croatia, but it was ruled offside. Credit: Getty 24. Croatia 0-1 Canada. This is becoming an end to end clash now as Kovacic drives forward for Croatia. He makes a brilliant run with the ball, and looks for a one-two with Livaja, but the latter directs a weak effort towards goal which is saved. 22. Croatia 0-1 Canada.
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Despite losing a case involving their use of an ineligible player during World Cup qualifying, they keep their spot in the field of 32 and as the other team in the Canada match. Because of that, they’re hoping to be the dangerous team that can also contend to advance to the knockout stage. It’s finally here. The World Cup begins today. Let the soccer commence.
Croatia vs. Canada live stream: How to watch 2022 World Cup live online, TV channel, prediction, oddsBoth teams failed to win their opener and will be desperate for three points Nov 27, 2022 at 10:32 am ET • 2 min read Getty Images Canada impressed against Belgium in their 1-0 loss but learned how slight margins are in their first World Cup appearance since 1986. It was a heartbreaking loss but despite taking 22 shots, the Canucks were unable to beat Thibaut Courtois despite drawing a penalty. They'll likely have a new taker after Alphonso Davies' miss but will that be enough to get past Luka Modric and Croatia? Croatia seemed pedestrian against Morocco despite dominating possession which will give Canada confidence that they can push forward as their defense has been solid.
The Canadian counter attack is of course led by that man Alphonso Davies, he drives down the left side and gets a cross into the middle, but it is just cut out. 20. Croatia 0-1 Canada. You don't see that often... Perisic gets down the left hand side and crosses the ball into Kramaric, he nods it down to Modric inside the area, but the Croatian maestro is let down by his first touch and Canada counter. 18. Croatia 0-1 Canada. Buchanan looks a real threat here on the right hand side for Canada, you feel something is going to happen every time he gets the ball. Canada have so much pace on the wings, and quality on the ball in those positions too, if they can get the ball into David from those wide areas there could well be a second for Canada.