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Canada gassed af
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!
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
It worked better against Belgium
Because Belgium are shit
they still lost
Canada had way more chances than Belgium, they were just less clinical. It was a finishing issue not a tactics issue.
mostly because they got fucked by the ref, their own inefficiency and Courtois. Not because Belgium was so clever.
Basically Serbia against Brazil.
Amateur mistake. Fits that this is their first world cup
It's Canada's second World Cup, but first for this group of players.
And croatia learned from the last WC to preserve energy
Croatia vs Belgium is gonna be funny
It’s going to be a murder
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.
I thought the Euro 2020(1) was already enough to see that. What a waste, man.
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).
Old man De Bruyne can't keep up with that Real Madrid youngster from Croatia
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.
Belgium has nothing left after today's lose
This defense is laughable
Just need a ridiculous red card to activate that CONCACAF boost
They just arnt that good
And yet what?
Here they are…top of their qually group
USA and Mexico didn't give a fuck about topping qualifiers
They qualify from North America...
Here they are... second team to crash and burn out of their group after Qatar.
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.
They played well against Belgium tbf. Deserved to get something out of that.
They were dangerous but they wasted their chances, and it’s not like Belgium has looked good this tournament
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.
Changing the goalposts a bit (excuse the pun). To say they haven't played well the whole tournament isn't accurate.
He actually started scoring for Croatia wtf
Hes been very good this match
Yeah i think the whole of Croatia is shocked
Is he not this good for Hoffeinheim?
He is, but he was never great for Croatia so far.
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
Croatian Kramaric haters in the mud lmao
I’ll happily eat my words
Basically every Croatian
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.
TSGoat is finally starting to perform for Croatia. You love to see it.
Yeah when there is proper 9 infront so he can get inbetween those spaces
Yeah, you are completely right, and thing is that position that Kramaric played today is probably the one he loves the most..... Great game.
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.
Winger Kramaric is different
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
Let a sleeping dog sleep
Should have played for the draw
Defense just vibing
I guess they forgot that you don’t win games immediately after scoring first?
Today I feel fucked
Feel bad for Canada but Croatia have played well today
Wasn’t our day! Hopefully we can get a result vs Morocco but proud of the boys either way.
on to 2026!
Today I feel like running this meme to death in a day
It’s Over Canada
5 defenders vs 2
Can not defend
The ball was lost by their captain who should have been off at half time. Pain
Awful pass, awful defending. It was fun while it lasted.
GG. It’s probably Hutchinson’s last game too for Canada and it’s the worst way to bow out for your country.
He’s nearly 40, shouldn’t have started anyway. Dude was a liability from the go
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
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.
He can come on in their next match, no? Nothing to play for.
Seems fairly likely he'll still be the coach against Morocco
He'll play the game against Morocco surely.
And then he walks away from his marker to mark nobody at the penalty spot and gets nutmegged by the shot. Pain.
Did our best but talent at the back is severely lacking. Can only play better as a sum than individual parts for so long.
Really sad for them. Croatia are just a bit too good. They really needed (and should have gotten) points from Belgium
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.
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.
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
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.
Still proved we belong at a world cup. Shows that in 4 years we might belong even more with some of our young guys
Just getting shredded in the midfield - easy counters all day for Croatia.
Croatia has a team. Canada has a budding superstar and highschool level players
And old grandpa
Nah it’s hilarious, especially after their own manager said they’d fuck them
That’s perfectly normal according to Canadians on here, despite managers basically never saying stuff like that about their opponents.
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
Locker room talk yes, but press room talk no
it literally wasn’t press room talk though. he was asked what he told his team in the locker room, and he answered
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.
Isn’t Herdman British tho lol? Also I though Canadians were supposed to be nice.
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.
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.
Nothing sad about it, they're simply crap.
Brutal. I feel for Canada. It's not like they played bad, it;s just Croatia are another level
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.
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
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
> 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?
They haven't played a strong team this WC yet.
Bro wtf is this statement 😭, my man don't know how World Cup works where everyone can beat everyone
What a cross and first touch
Thank you! I was saying that over and over, goal is getting all the spotlight but that cross was literally perfect delivery.
Kramaric redemption arc
Finally he has a good game for us
Who would say that happens when he plays his role
Kramarić on fire
Damn shame for Canada, but Croatia have picked themselves up and properly schooled them
Wow a Canadian has been nutmegged on 3 of Croatia’s goals
Kramaric is on something today.
Well boys it was a good run, see ya in 2026. 🇨🇦
Good thing you guys already have your ticket assured, plust four more years to prepare. See you then.
Sad for canada. They were playing good for a while. But the defense has been lacking this game.
Turns out Belgium was the easy team to play. Canada outplayed them and needed to get 3 against the weakest team in the group.
Should have beaten Belgique smdh
Very low effort :/
For good 2-3 minutes yeah
Canada dissapeared after the early goal, Croatia hard dominated the entire match
I have conflicting opinions about your username
Im uniting all worlds tbh
Nah i would say first 20 minutes
Shame he never made it with us, always had fantastic technical ability
How fucking bad are Belgium?
TO MAJMUNE KORISNI
TKO VISOKO LETI
Game over, what a touch
That seals it.
These are some very nice goals
PERISIC IS A FUCKING GOD
Is Borjan still fond of number three?
Nutmeg goal let's go
Annnd it’s over
Canada looks so static when they’re back in their own box. They just don’t do anything.
Chat shit get banged.
Beautiful first touch
Hutchinson - you either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become a villain 😔
Arrest the entire Croatia NT for necrophilia
Hoffenheim legend, love you Krama. Superb goal.
Belgium watching this after their abysmal match against Morocco:
*chuckles* I'm in danger!
wtf was that defense
What's this "defense" everyone keeps talking about?
Croatia turned it up to 11 after getting scored on quickly.
Im feasting on Borjan’s tears right now
I guess we're fucking Canada tonight
This kills the Canada 😔
Ko ima veca jaja???
Croatia is just too good
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
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
Would you like some nutmeg on your poutine?
Pls be gentle Croatia
Croatia just raw dogged Canada for 70 minutes, RIP
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
Morocco is solid as a whole tbh, even tho Belgium is trash its no fluke they won 2-0
So long Canada. Enjoy the poutine
Where'd all those cocky Canadians go? We still running circles around Concacaf and forgot to turn around for the world cup?
Least violent Croatian
Just like Canada coach
You insulted a top 10 team, what did you expect would happen. Insults can only be washed off with ~~blood~~ goals.
I bet they will go out and fk up Morocco next will they 😂
Smug Canadians getting humbled. Love it
Time to go home Borjan and Canada
What a fucking goal, Canada's defense sleeping
Kram on fire
good effort but we couldn’t get anything going for a while
Belgium in shambles
Take Hutchinson off! He's been dreadful since the end of the second half!
Croatia is clinical today. Very nice goal.
At least Canada was winning one World Cup game at one point in time
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.
Canada getting a dose of reality check after thinking they were good for losing with Belgium but having lots of chances.
That’s 3 nutmegs on goals or assists today on Canada wtf
L for those people over hyping Canada in the first game, any decent team would of beaten Belgium which is insane to say
Who's getting fucked? Heheh
Pregame Canadian commentator said Perisic wouldn’t make their top 3, hilarious
Croatia is just too good. Canada is incredibly athletic and young. There time is coming. Today they’re getting torn apart by the veterans.