Croatia vs Belgium live: World Cup score, highlights, result from 2022 Group F match

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Croatia and Belgium meet at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium knowing that one of the two heavyweights of Group F could be heading for the World Cup exit door.

In what is their ninth meeting at international level, there is plenty on the line in this one, as both chase the win that will likely be needed to guarantee a spot in the Round of 16.

Belgium were widely expected to lead the pack in this group — they were the No.2-ranked nation in the world heading into the Qatar tournament after all — but a surprise defeat to Morocco last time out has left them on the brink.

Croatia's ageing squad may be past its best, but with Luka Modric still pulling the strings in midfield they remain a potent threat.

The Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights for Croatia vs Belgium at the 2022 World Cup. Follow below for complete results from the Group F match in Qatar.

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Croatia vs Belgium live score

Team PTS GP W L D GF GA GD
1. Croatia 4 2 1 0 1 4 1 +3
2. Morocco 4 2 1 0 1 2 0 +2
3. Belgium 3 2 1 1 0 1 2 -1
4. Canada-E 0 2 0 2 0 1 5 -4

Goals:
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Projected lineups:

Croatia projected lineup (4-3-3, right to left): 1. Livakovic — 22. Juranovic, 6. Lovren, 20. Gvardiol, 19. Sosa — 10. Modric, 11. Brozovic, 8. Kovacic — 13. Vlasic, 9. Kramaric, 16. Petkovic

Belgium projected lineup (4-2-3-1, right to left): 1. Courtois — 15. Meunier, 2. Alderweireld, 5. Vertonghen, 21. Castagne — 6. Witsel, 8. Tielemans — 7. De Bruyne, 10. E. Hazard, 16. T. Hazard — 9. Lukaku

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Croatia vs Belgium live updates, highlights from 2022 World Cup

4hrs from kick off: Croatia and Belgium both have some serious World Cup pedigree. But with Morocco in pole position to qualify, you suspect something will have to give today, between two of 2018's semi-finalists.

— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) December 1, 2022

4hrs, 30 mins from kick off: Kevin de Bruyne has already denounced Belgium's chances of winning this World Cup, admitting many of their squad is too old and that 2018 was their biggest chances. Roberto Martinez has also claimed there is a 'desire for negative news' around his team.

It all adds up to a bit of discontent within the Belgian camp, on the eve of this vital clash.

5 hrs from kickoff: Hello, and welcome to The Sporting News' coverage of this Group F showdown between Croatia and Belgium. This one is the battle of the nearly-men. Croatia were 'nearly' the World Cup winners in 2018, while Belgium have been touted for years as a side with the individual talent to go on and dominate one the biggest stage, but they have never delivered. Today could be the latest chapter in that story, as they chase the win they need just to qualify for the knockouts. Stay tuned, as this could be action-packed!

Now more than ever. 🖤💛❤️ https://t.co/B5kqeoKeZi

— Belgian Red Devils (@BelRedDevils) November 28, 2022

Croatia vs Belgium lineups, team news

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic is likely to refresh his side for this game to allow his experienced campaigners the chance to have a much-needed break, with Tottenham winger Ivan Perisic among those who could get a rest on the bench

Nikola Vlasic came off the bench against Canada, as part of his return to full fitness, and the Torino loanee could start alongside Bruno Petkovic.

Croatia projected lineup (4-3-3, right to left): 1. Livakovic — 22. Juranovic, 6. Lovren, 20. Gvardiol, 19. Sosa — 10. Modric, 11. Brozovic, 8. Kovacic — 13. Vlasic, 9. Kramaric, 16. Petkovic

Roberto Martinez is also considering changes as his Belgium side enter the last-chance saloon. 

Leicester City star Youri Tielemans is expected to return to midfield in place of the suspended Amadou Onana, but the big call will be on Romelu Lukaku's fitness, after a cameo off the bench against Morocco. There is also a chance Martinez will abandon his long-used 3-4-3 in a bid to unlock Belgium's attacking potential.

Belgium projected lineup (4-2-3-1, right to left): 1. Courtois — 15. Meunier, 2. Alderweireld, 5. Vertonghen, 21. Castagne — 6. Witsel, 8. Tielemans — 7. De Bruyne, 10. E. Hazard, 16. T. Hazard — 9. Lukaku

Croatia vs Belgium live stream, TV channel

This final Group F match will be played at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium. Here's how you can watch all the action in some of the major global territories.

  Date Time TV Channel Streaming
USA Thurs, Dec. 1 10:00 ET Fox
Telemundo
fuboTV,
Fox Sports site/app,
Telemundo Deportes site/app,
Peacock
Canada Thurs, Dec. 1 10:00 ET TSN , RDS 2 (French) TSN site/app,
RDS app
UK Thurs, Dec. 1 15:00 GMT BBC One BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport website
Australia Fri, Dec. 2 02:00 AEDT SBS SBS On Demand
India Thurs, Dec. 1 20:30 IST Sports18 Voot, JioTV
Hong Kong Thurs, Dec. 1 23:00 HKT Now TV (Ch. 616, 618) Now TV
Malaysia Thurs, Dec. 1 23:00 MYT Astro FIFA World Cup 1 Astro GO
Singapore Thurs, Dec. 1 23:00 SGT StarHub FIFA World Cup,
Singtel FIFA World Cup 141
Singtel TV GO, CAST,
StarHub TV+, MeWatch
New Zealand Fri, Dec. 2 04:00 NZDT Sky Sport 7 beIN Sports Sky Go, Sky Sport NOW

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