World Cup: Morocco Wins Group F As Belgium’s ‘Golden Generation’ Crashes Out



Lukaku of Belgium x Morocco

The 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament has not been short of drama and excitement. On Thursday, December 1, the Bronze medalist of the 2018 edition, Belgium crashed out of the competition after failing to find the back of the net against Croatia.

In Group F, Belgium’s ‘golden generation‘ failed to come alive in the competition finding the back of the net only once in the competition. Their only goal in three matches came in the 1-0 win over Canada on the opening day of the group.

Belgium went on to lose 1-0 to Morocco in the second group game before failing to find the back of the net once again in the make or break clash against their European counterparts, Croatia.

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In the end, Croatia were able to snatch the second place ticket away from Belgium as they qualify from the group alongside the Atlas Lion of Morocco.

The biggest miss of the night was when Lukaku failed to help the ball over the line from a couple of yards when Thorgan Hazard‘s cross was missed by Lovren, meaning elimination for Belgium and a second-place finish behind Morocco for Croatia.


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In the Group F World Cup game, goals from Hakim Ziyech and Youssef En-Nesyri gave the North African team the big win over Canada.
Morocco football players

Morocco and Canada were drawn in the group alongside Croatia and Belgium, who finished second and third in the 2018 World Cup respectively. The North African team took four points off the European sides before holding on for victory against Canada in their final group game.

This is Morocco’s first last-16 appearance at a World Cup since 1986.

Here is how the group finished.


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