November 27, 2022 | Kickoff: 11:00AM ET
Men's National Team

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Croatia

Croatia

Doha | Khalifa International Stadium

Attendance: 44374

  • 90+4'

    Lovro Majer

  • 86'

    Lovro Majer
    Mateo Kovačić

  • 86'

    Mario Pašalić
    Luka Modrić

  • 86'

    Mario Pašalić
    Luka Modrić

  • 85'

    Luka Modric

  • Kamal Miller

    85'
  • 72'

    Nikola Vlašić
    Andrej Kramarić

  • Jonathan David
    Lucas Cavallini

    72'
  • Samuel Adekugbe
    Atiba Hutchinson

    72'
  • 70'

    Andrej Kramaric

  • David Junior Hoilett
    Richie Laryea

    62'
  • 60'

    Bruno Petkovic
    Marko Livaja

  • 56'

    Dejan Lovren

  • Tajon Buchanan

    52'
  • Ismaël Koné
    Stephen Eustáquio

    46'
  • Jonathan Osorio
    Cyle Larin

    46'
  • 44'

    Marko Livaja

  • 36'

    Andrej Kramarić

  • Alphonso Davies

    2'

Timeline

Men's National Team
  • KO

    KO

  • 2 ' | Alphonso Davies

  • 36 ' | Andrej Kramarić

  • 44 ' | Marko Livaja

  • HT

    HT

  • 46 ' | Jonathan Osorio - Cyle Larin

  • 46 ' | Ismaël Koné - Stephen Eustáquio

  • 52 ' | Tajon Buchanan

  • 56 ' | Dejan Lovren

  • 60 ' | Bruno Petkovic - Marko Livaja

  • 62 ' | David Junior Hoilett - Richie Laryea

  • 70 ' | Andrej Kramaric

  • 72 ' | Samuel Adekugbe - Atiba Hutchinson

  • 72 ' | Jonathan David - Lucas Cavallini

  • 72 ' | Nikola Vlašić - Andrej Kramarić

  • 85 ' | Kamal Miller

  • 85 ' | Luka Modric

  • 86 ' | Mario Pašalić - Luka Modrić

  • 86 ' | Mario Pašalić - Luka Modrić

  • 86 ' | Lovro Majer - Mateo Kovačić

  • 90+4 ' | Lovro Majer

  • FT

    FT

Croatia

Match Report

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team lost 4:1 to Croatia in their second match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar which saw a record-breaking moment. The match marked the 100th appearance of team captain and veteran Atiba Hutchinson. Alphonso Davies also scored 67 seconds into play for Canada’s first-ever goal at a FIFA World Cup and Davies' 13th for Canada in 38 appearances.

However, Croatia would respond with four unanswered goals: two from Andrej Kramarić in the 36’ minute and the 70’ minute, the go-ahead goal from Marko Livaja in the 44’ minute and Lovro Majer’s match closer in the 94’ minute. The loss means that Canada has been eliminated from the FIFA World Cup.

Despite defeat, Canada will walk away with a lot of experience and success, precisely Davies’ record-breaking moment.

It was a goal to remember. Canadian goalkeeper Milan Borjan caught Croatia off guard with a long ball downfield to Cyle Larin. Larin then played a pass to Buchanan who whipped in a curling cross that sailed over Croatia’s backline and into the danger area of Croatia’s 18-yard box.

This was the moment every Canadian had been waiting for.

Rushing in with full pace, Davies took flight to get on the end of Buchanan’s cross. As he flew in the air, it felt as if all of time stood still, it was like the laws and physics and science knew it would witness a record-breaking moment.

Davies drilled his header into the ground and under the glove of Dominik Livaković. The ball bounced into the net and Davies, along with the rest of the Canadian side, ran off in celebration.

The goal was an indicator of Canada’s strong start. Although they had adapted their formation from a 3-5-2 against Belgium to a 4-4-2 for today’s match, Canada surprised Croatia by coming out of the docks firing on all cylinders. It was an entertaining opening 20 minutes of attacking soccer from both sides.

After the opening goal, Croatia responded with tactical modifications of their own. They convoluted the midfield that prevented Canada from operating in the middle of the park. Croatia’s midfield trio, Luka Modrić, Mateo Kovačić and Marcelo Brozović, operated more freely as time went on. The midfield trio was a key part of Croatia’s run to the 2018 World Cup Finals.

Davies had an effective first half on the ball, especially when running at Croatian defenders. In the 23’ minute, Davies beat a Croatian midfielder with a nutmeg before sending Kovacic in the wrong direction with a shoulder drop.

Canada was down 2:1 at the break but continued their hunt for an equalizer at the start of the second half. The next 15 minutes had many goal-scoring opportunities. In the 49’ minute, substitute Jonathan Osorio’s shot just curled wide of the post despite his shot appearing to be headed for the top-left corner. Milan Borjan was called into action when Modrić was played into space on the right side of Canada’s 18-yard box and whipped in a dangerous that was goal bound until Borjan stood tall to make the save. Moments later, Jonathan David came close when his one-time shot outside the box was tipped over the bar by the Croatian keeper.

Canadian goalkeeper Milan Borjan came to Canada’s rescue on more than one occasion.

In the 70’ minute Borjan made a double save. Ivan Perišić was dancing with Alistair Johnston before cutting the ball down the line and firing a shot that Borjan saved with his right foot. On the rebound, Kovačić attempted to slot his shot into the bottom left corner but Borjan got down to make a kick-save again.

Canada tried to find a way back into the match but couldn’t find a way to break through in the attacking third. Canada will look to get their first World Cup win when they take on Morocco Dec. 1 for their last match of the tournament.

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Men's National Team goal by Alphonso Davies (assist by Tajon Buchanan)

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Nov 27, 2022 | 36'

Croatia goal by Andrej Kramarić

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Nov 27, 2022 | 44'

Croatia goal by Marko Livaja (assist by Ivan Perišić)

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Nov 27, 2022 | HT

Halftime

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Nov 27, 2022 | 46'

Men's National Team Substitution of Cyle Larin by Jonathan Osorio

Cyle Larin

Jonathan Osorio

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Nov 27, 2022 | 46'

Men's National Team Substitution of Stephen Eustáquio by Ismaël Koné

Stephen Eustáquio

Ismaël Koné

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Nov 27, 2022 | 52'

Men's National Team yellow card for Tajon Buchanan

Tajon Buchanan

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Nov 27, 2022 | 56'

Croatia yellow card for Dejan Lovren

Dejan Lovren

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Nov 27, 2022 | 60'

Croatia Substitution of Marko Livaja by Bruno Petkovic

Marko Livaja

Bruno Petkovic

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Nov 27, 2022 | 62'

Men's National Team Substitution of Richie Laryea by David Junior Hoilett

Richie Laryea

David Junior Hoilett

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Nov 27, 2022 | 70'

Croatia goal by Andrej Kramaric

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Nov 27, 2022 | 73'

Men's National Team Substitution of Samuel Adekugbe by Atiba Hutchinson

Samuel Adekugbe

Atiba Hutchinson

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Nov 27, 2022 | 73'

Men's National Team Substitution of Lucas Cavallini by Jonathan David

Lucas Cavallini

Jonathan David

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Nov 27, 2022 | 72'

Croatia Substitution of Andrej Kramarić by Nikola Vlašić

Andrej Kramarić

Nikola Vlašić

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Nov 27, 2022 | 85'

Men's National Team yellow card for Kamal Miller

Kamal Miller

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Nov 27, 2022 | 85'

Croatia yellow card for Luka Modric

Luka Modric

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Nov 27, 2022 | 86'

Croatia Substitution of Ivan Perišić by Mislav Oršić

Ivan Perišić

Mislav Oršić

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Nov 27, 2022 | 86'

Croatia Substitution of Luka Modrić by Mario Pašalić

Luka Modrić

Mario Pašalić

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Nov 27, 2022 | 86'

Croatia Substitution of Mateo Kovačić by Lovro Majer

Mateo Kovačić

Lovro Majer

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Nov 27, 2022 | 90'

Croatia goal by Lovro Majer

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Nov 27, 2022 | FT

Match ended, final score: 1 - 4

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