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Gweedoke

Canada gassed af


Dogzilla2000

Turns out a 39 year old and an injured guy in central midfield can’t compete with Kovacic, Brozovic, and Luka fucking Modric. Go figure!


ExpertGossiper

It turns out that running your socks off for the first 20 minutes and wasting all of your energy comes back to bite you later in the game, who knew


Gweedoke

It worked better against Belgium


ttychen_00

Because Belgium are shit


KlejdiV

they still lost


MountainCattle8

Canada had way more chances than Belgium, they were just less clinical. It was a finishing issue not a tactics issue.


schwaiger1

mostly because they got fucked by the ref, their own inefficiency and Courtois. Not because Belgium was so clever.


GGABueno

Basically Serbia against Brazil.


warproxxx

Amateur mistake. Fits that this is their first world cup


Fydria

It's Canada's second World Cup, but first for this group of players.


Potential_Food9092

And croatia learned from the last WC to preserve energy


GreatSpaniard

Croatia vs Belgium is gonna be funny


mlakustiak

It’s going to be a murder


MajoorAnvers

Murdering retirement homes is kinda frowned upon. On the other hand, it might actually make our FA realise that Martinez really is a f\*cking fraud.


LSRaymonds

I thought the Euro 2020(1) was already enough to see that. What a waste, man.


MajoorAnvers

For the 2020 I still give them the credit of having some decent games plus crucial injuries + being knocked out by the winners is not too bad an end. Now tho, I dunno man. it's just sad to see. I don't need them to be the best team in the world. Top 20 is perfectly fine for me. I just want them to be the best they can be now, and they just aren't. They're at the WORLD CUP, and that's two games playing like they just don't care at all. They've forgotten that pretty recently, we just didn't qualify for any tournament at all (2002 - 2014).


Masculinum

Old man De Bruyne can't keep up with that Real Madrid youngster from Croatia


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ghettoyouthsrock

Yea I wouldn’t be surprised. Belgium have looked pretty bad but will beat Croatia and finish first in the group despite all the comments here about how Belgium is shit. I’d prefer Croatia and and Morocco but like you said this World Cup has had some crazy results yet could be predictable in the end.


No_Release6675

Keep dreaming Belgium has nothing left after today's lose


kvothethechandrian

This defense is laughable


tapped21

What defense


caesar____augustus

Just need a ridiculous red card to activate that CONCACAF boost


Jay_TThomas

They just arnt that good


brush85

And yet


Jay_TThomas

And yet what?


brush85

Here they are…top of their qually group


Inevitable-Staff-467

USA and Mexico didn't give a fuck about topping qualifiers


Barkonian

They qualify from North America...


nadiwereb

Here they are... second team to crash and burn out of their group after Qatar.


Jay_TThomas

Getting 0 points in the World Cup? Big achievement for them to be here but now we’re talking about their performance in the World Cup, where they haven’t played well.


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They played well against Belgium tbf. Deserved to get something out of that.


Jay_TThomas

They were dangerous but they wasted their chances, and it’s not like Belgium has looked good this tournament


Neilson-Milk

We played well our first game. Did not play well our second. We also got our first goal ever. I'm happy we played well enough to get to where we have. I'm sorry that apparently makes you upset and feel like you have to put the team down. :)


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Changing the goalposts a bit (excuse the pun). To say they haven't played well the whole tournament isn't accurate.


CedoPahuljica

He actually started scoring for Croatia wtf


Runarhalldor

Hes been very good this match


CedoPahuljica

Yeah i think the whole of Croatia is shocked


Runarhalldor

Is he not this good for Hoffeinheim?


PoloVonChubb

He is, but he was never great for Croatia so far.


Dismal_Fun658

Tbh played wrong position. He cant succed by being a main striker. He doesnt do well with 2 defenders on his back, but when he is 2nd striker, he always shines


FlyingArab

Croatian Kramaric haters in the mud lmao


BozePerkovic

I’ll happily eat my words


Fhood797

Basically every Croatian


CYKLONUSCRO

yes.


vihor

Nah man, we expect from him to deliver what he can't. He is not regular striker. When you put him out of the box then he delivers. Livaja or Petković are players for the box - different type of players but the best we have for the position.


Hic_Forum_Est

TSGoat is finally starting to perform for Croatia. You love to see it.


Jackrrr10000

Yeah when there is proper 9 infront so he can get inbetween those spaces


cleonhr

Yeah, you are completely right, and thing is that position that Kramaric played today is probably the one he loves the most..... Great game.


Jackrrr10000

Been saying that Petković or Livaja need upfront because they need a few touches and they will score. Kramarić can't do it alone, give him someone that can catch those long balls and play along side him.


antisa1003

Winger Kramaric is different


JustANotchAboveToby

I really like Perisic - Livaja - Kramaric. We've never had a solid RW attack option. Our last two quality attackers on the right were Srna and Vrsaljko, I swear haha. I'm fine with starting Kramaric at RW every gave, just not at ST. Vlasic hasn't show he's any better on that right side


shellfish87

Let a sleeping dog sleep


Stickman95

Should have played for the draw


bdzz

Defense just vibing


Zloggt

I guess they forgot that you don’t win games immediately after scoring first?


mcocklin

Today I feel fucked


vireshwarsidhu

Feel bad for Canada but Croatia have played well today


mcocklin

Wasn’t our day! Hopefully we can get a result vs Morocco but proud of the boys either way.


Tonyhawkproskater

on to 2026!


jucomsdn

Today I feel like running this meme to death in a day


dragon8811

Wonderful goal It’s Over Canada


jrryul

5 defenders vs 2 Can not defend


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mortaldance

26 minutttt


SteinerElMagnifico42

The ball was lost by their captain who should have been off at half time. Pain


MikeJeffriesPA

Awful pass, awful defending. It was fun while it lasted.


SteinerElMagnifico42

GG. It’s probably Hutchinson’s last game too for Canada and it’s the worst way to bow out for your country.


smeg_

He’s nearly 40, shouldn’t have started anyway. Dude was a liability from the go


TheLeoMessiah

At the moment yes, but looking at the big picture all that will be remembered is he captained his country to their first World Cup as a nearly 40 year old. Bowing out in this way is way better than exiting during CONCACAF Qualifiers for example


legoland6000

Not too bad is it? Playing at your country’s first World Cup in 36 years? Australia’s current manager’s final international appearance came in a losing Inter-continental playoff that would have secured Australia’s first World Cup berth in 24 years. Australia conceded 2 goals in the final 15 minutes and lost on away goals. It was his 4th unsuccessful qualifying campaign and second consecutive intercontinental playoff loss. There’s also guys like Aurelio Vidmar who lost 3 consecutive inter-continental playoffs in a row and had one as his last match.


iforgotmyun

He can come on in their next match, no? Nothing to play for.


Prince-Ali_

Seems fairly likely he'll still be the coach against Morocco


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He'll play the game against Morocco surely.


redkarrot

And then he walks away from his marker to mark nobody at the penalty spot and gets nutmegged by the shot. Pain.


raymondliang

Did our best but talent at the back is severely lacking. Can only play better as a sum than individual parts for so long.


zachg616

Really sad for them. Croatia are just a bit too good. They really needed (and should have gotten) points from Belgium


theirishembassy

i think the belgium game gave a lot of fans false hope, as in, "we held our own against the 2nd ranked team in the world". today proved that we didn't play well so much as belgium played like shit.


Psycothria

The thing is that people think that building up and pressing win matches. Canada did played good in that regard, is just that in the important things: Making goals and don’t let your rival score, were awful.


zachg616

Belgium are by far the most overrated national team in the world right now and it's shocking to me that's it taken people this long to figure it out (obviously people have been saying they don't deserve top 2, I don't think they even deserve top 20) I think it's obvious that Canada were never going to get points off Croatia, but I think they had the quality to get out if they played particularly well against Belgium and Morocco, even though it was not the most likely outcome. I picked Croatia and Morocco to get out of this group personally


Aoae

You went into the tournament predicting Morocco would get into the Ro16 over Belgium? Even if Belgium is overrated surely that's just hindsight in play.


mrtomjones

Still proved we belong at a world cup. Shows that in 4 years we might belong even more with some of our young guys


PSChris33

Just getting shredded in the midfield - easy counters all day for Croatia.


smeg_

Croatia has a team. Canada has a budding superstar and highschool level players


CetnikUstasaBalija

And old grandpa


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Nah it’s hilarious, especially after their own manager said they’d fuck them


Fragrant_Debt

That’s perfectly normal according to Canadians on here, despite managers basically never saying stuff like that about their opponents.


NeverSober1900

Eh that is pretty standard locker room talk in American sports so I imagine it's similar in Canada. As an American I didn't think too much of it either


fluter_

Locker room talk yes, but press room talk no


Seahpo

it literally wasn’t press room talk though. he was asked what he told his team in the locker room, and he answered


CaptainSnazzypants

And he told them which then became press room talk. You don’t have to actually say what you told your players verbatim. It’s fine to just give the general message. “I told them we played well. I’m proud of them, and if we show Croatia the same effort we have a chance to win that game.” Leaders have to always be at least somewhat political and watch what they say.


jaspermrthanos

Isn’t Herdman British tho lol? Also I though Canadians were supposed to be nice.


NeverSober1900

Anyone who says Canadians are nice hasn't seen them melt down after a hockey playoff loss. Look at what Vancouver did to their city after losing the Cup.


jaspermrthanos

They also didn’t see the trucker protesters who tried to shut down the entire economy and starve millions because they didn’t want to get vaccinated.


nadiwereb

Nothing sad about it, they're simply crap.


Fancy-Past-6831

Brutal. I feel for Canada. It's not like they played bad, it;s just Croatia are another level


justinsst

It’s ok to say that Canada isn’t good lol. Our first world cup in 36 years and we aren’t known as a football powerhouse.


Tonyhawkproskater

the fact that this sub was tricked into thinking canada might be decent says a lot lol... nobody thought canada would compete in any of these games


requin-tigre

Lmao [that thread when he scored in the friendly against Saudi](https://www.reddit.com/r/soccer/comments/ywtrj8/saudi_arabia_01_croatia_karamaric_82/) has aged so badly


Low_discrepancy

> The man only scores against weaker teams and will rather miss and try to be a hero than pass the ball for a guaranteeshot. He missed a sitter against Spain in the Euros so we could go 4:3 in the last seconds but nooo he had to miss and we lost 3:5 in extra time. Seems still valid no?


Lordidude

They haven't played a strong team this WC yet.


gundulich

Bro wtf is this statement 😭, my man don't know how World Cup works where everyone can beat everyone


Special-Sir9079

What a cross and first touch


iAmTheTot

Thank you! I was saying that over and over, goal is getting all the spotlight but that cross was literally perfect delivery.


anex44

Kramaric redemption arc


Strananach

Finally he has a good game for us


lance1308

Who would say that happens when he plays his role


Wilhelm1899

Kramarić on fire


tealyg99

Damn shame for Canada, but Croatia have picked themselves up and properly schooled them


jstack25

Wow a Canadian has been nutmegged on 3 of Croatia’s goals


Atleticro

4


Zero-A

Kramaric is on something today.


Staebs

Well boys it was a good run, see ya in 2026. 🫡🇨🇦


zajazajazajazajaz

Good thing you guys already have your ticket assured, plust four more years to prepare. See you then.


Unusual_Ad6533

Sad for canada. They were playing good for a while. But the defense has been lacking this game.


shellfish87

Turns out Belgium was the easy team to play. Canada outplayed them and needed to get 3 against the weakest team in the group.


Houssem-Aouar

Should have beaten Belgique smdh


ddscience

Very low effort :/


CetnikUstasaBalija

For good 2-3 minutes yeah


Scatter5D

Canada dissapeared after the early goal, Croatia hard dominated the entire match


frontsun18

I have conflicting opinions about your username


CetnikUstasaBalija

Im uniting all worlds tbh


ricky_kaka981120

Nah i would say first 20 minutes


furrythrowawayaccoun

Beauty


BreakingPixel

Shame he never made it with us, always had fantastic technical ability


tealyg99

How fucking bad are Belgium?


ZW4RTESTERCC

Very


IntendedRepercussion

TO MAJMUNE KORISNI


osmica888

Gigant si.


DomagojDoc

TKO VISOKO LETI **NISKO PADA**


Mcool18

Game over, what a touch


xHotwave

That seals it.


caesar____augustus

These are some very nice goals


FistThePooper6969

PERISIC IS A FUCKING GOD


ludi_pes

Is Borjan still fond of number three?


CedoPahuljica

Nutmeg goal let's go


_SSJeffo_

Annnd it’s over


GenSec

Canada looks so static when they’re back in their own box. They just don’t do anything.


virtualclix

Chat shit get banged.


Nordlich

Beautiful first touch


JulienGallant

Hutchinson - you either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become a villain 😔


LondonIsBoss

Arrest the entire Croatia NT for necrophilia


Hic_Forum_Est

Hoffenheim legend, love you Krama. Superb goal.


Morganelefay

Belgium watching this after their abysmal match against Morocco: *chuckles* I'm in danger!


Guesswhat7

wtf was that defense


CashTheDog

What's this "defense" everyone keeps talking about?


BozePerkovic

Fucking šamaranje


Dismal-Philosopher-4

Croatia turned it up to 11 after getting scored on quickly.


CetnikUstasaBalija

Im feasting on Borjan’s tears right now


primitus_black

I guess we're fucking Canada tonight


patw420

This kills the Canada 😔


enthusedcloth78

0 Defense


adazi6

Insane touch


medoledo

Ajmooooo


buki11

Ko ima veca jaja???


thekhaos

Croatia is just too good


coolnasir139

Canada played good for the first 20 mins then there defense got exposed so bad. They might lose 5-1 by the time it’s over


Dadzolon

As many people have said before, Krama is a great player, needs to stay away from the number 9 role. THAT'S LITERALLY IT JESUS CHRIST GET THE FUCK IN


humbertov2

Would you like some nutmeg on your poutine?


Red_Dog1880

Pls be gentle Croatia


passen9er57

Croatia just raw dogged Canada for 70 minutes, RIP


CocainCloggedNose

Imagine unironically thinking Canada stood a chance. And people were down voting me when I said croatia wins this 100% The only reason they couldn't score vs morocco was because they were solid defensively


CetnikUstasaBalija

Morocco is solid as a whole tbh, even tho Belgium is trash its no fluke they won 2-0


SquirtinSquirtle

So long Canada. Enjoy the poutine


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Where'd all those cocky Canadians go? We still running circles around Concacaf and forgot to turn around for the world cup?


MightyJosip

Get FUCKED


Hoodxd

Least violent Croatian


MightyJosip

Just like Canada coach


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nrrp

You insulted a top 10 team, what did you expect would happen. Insults can only be washed off with ~~blood~~ goals.


donniexc

LMAO


SprayAndPay69

I bet they will go out and fk up Morocco next will they 😂


Dry-Ear1055

Smug Canadians getting humbled. Love it


CetnikUstasaBalija

Time to go home Borjan and Canada


fueledbywhiskey

What a fucking goal, Canada's defense sleeping


FYIWBFY

Lipo!


mlakustiak

Gg 😞


aleksandrovsqvist

Kram on fire


Xploiter_RBLX

good effort but we couldn’t get anything going for a while


JilJungJukk

Belgium in shambles


majstorfantac

F


Darkkolt

Take Hutchinson off! He's been dreadful since the end of the second half!


YnwaMquc2k19

Croatia is clinical today. Very nice goal.


Krakenika

At least Canada was winning one World Cup game at one point in time


imnotcreative635

Atiba shouldn’t have started I understand that he’s a legend for us but he should have been on the bench and only come on for the last 5 minutes of the last game.


Vayu0

Canada getting a dose of reality check after thinking they were good for losing with Belgium but having lots of chances.


aznassasin

BIG SAD


IMKudaimi123

That’s 3 nutmegs on goals or assists today on Canada wtf


fliddyjohnny

L for those people over hyping Canada in the first game, any decent team would of beaten Belgium which is insane to say


queenslayer6969

Who's getting fucked? Heheh


BozePerkovic

Pregame Canadian commentator said Perisic wouldn’t make their top 3, hilarious


Mantequilla022

Croatia is just too good. Canada is incredibly athletic and young. There time is coming. Today they’re getting torn apart by the veterans.