Alphonso Davies gave Canada a second-minute lead, but Croatia’s quality shone through to put them top of Group F.
Croatia beat an energetic Canada on Sunday night to record an impressive 4-1 victory, sending themselves to the top of Group F and eliminating their North American rivals from the World Cup.
Canada took a quick second-minute lead through the scintillating Alphonso Davies, but Croatia’s quality showed as the match unfolded at the Khalifa International Stadium with the Adriatic nation drawing level courtesy of Andrej Kramaric on the 36th minute.
Marko Livaja made it 2-1 shortly before halftime with a low effort from the edge of the box, before Kramaric added a third on 70 minutes.
Lovro Majer made it 4-1 in death via a breakaway counter-attack as Canada continued to press for a consolation goal.
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