Kramaric Brace, Vatreni Win 4-1


croatian national team won a convincing victory over Canada continuing World Cup 2022. Vatreni won 4-1 with two goals from Andrej Kramaric.

Croatia v Canada became a Group F dish at the Khalifa International Stadium on Sunday (27/11/2022) WIB night. Alphonso Davies led Canada to a 1-0 lead early in the game.

Croatia responded with a brace from Andrej Kramaric and goals from Marko Livaja and Lovro Majer respectively. The duel ended in favor of Vatreni 4-1.

This result took Croatia to the top of Group F with 4 points. Canada are certain to go down after losing both games they have played.

Course of the game

AIM! Canada opened the scoring when the game had lasted just 68 seconds. Alphonso Davies scored the Reds’ first goal at the 2022 World Cup.

Starting the ball from the shell of the Canadian defense to the Croatian back sector, the ball was received by Tajon Buchanan on the right side who returned the ball into the penalty area. Davies sent the ball into the goal. Canada leads 1-0.

Alphonso Davies scores the fastest goal of the 2022 World Cup. Photo: FIFA via Getty Images/David Ramos – FIFA

Croatia had scored a goal by Andrej Kramaric in the 26th minute. Goals do not count because there was an offside violation before the goal was scored.

AIM! Croatia equalized ten minutes later. Kramaric managed to penetrate the Canadian goal using the through ball from Ivan Perisic.

AIM! Croatia took the lead in the 44th minute. Marko Livaja’s low ball rolled into the Canadian goal, while giving Vatreni a 2-1 lead in the first half.

Croatia did not relax their attacks entering the second half. Kramaric’s kick in the 54th minute was blocked by Canadian goalkeeper Milan Borjan.

DOHA, QATAR - NOVEMBER 27: Andrej Kramaric of Croatia scores his team's first goal past Milan Borjan of Canada during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group F match between Croatia and Canada at Khalifa International Stadium on November 27, 2022 in Doha, Qatar.  (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)The Croatian national team scored against Canada. (Photo: Getty Images/Stuart Franklin)

AIM! Kramaric scored a brace in the 70th minute. The 31-year-old striker sent a low ball for the first time which Borjan failed to save.

AIM! Croatia added a goal in the added time minutes. Mislav Orsic took advantage of Kamal Miller’s error, before giving the ball to Lovro Majer who had no trouble beating Borjan. Full score 4-1 for Luka Modric cs.

Composition of players

Croatia: Dominik Livakovic; Josip Juranovic, Dejan Lovren, Josko Gvardiol, Borna Sosa; Luka Modric (Mario Pasalic 86′), Marcelo Brozovic, Mateo Kovacic (Lovro Majer 86′); Andrej Kramaric (Nikola Vlasic 72′), Marko Livaja (Bruno Petkovic 60′), Ivan Perisic (Mislav Orsic 86′).

Canada: Milan Borjan; Kamal Miller, Steven Vitoria, Alistair Johnston; Alphonso Davies, Stpehen Eustaquio (Ismael Kone 46′), Atiba Hutchinson (Sam Adekugbe 72′), Richie Laryea (Junior Hoilett 62′); Jonathan David (Lucas Cavallini 72′), Cyle Larin (Jonathan Osorio 46′), Tajon Buchanan.

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