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Group F standings, schedule for 2022 World Cup

The World Cup got underway November 20. We break down the results and standings for Group F.

Saudi Arabia v Croatia - Friendly Game
Luka Modric of Croatia during the international friendly match between Saudi Arabia and Croatia at Prince Faisal Bin Fahd Stadium on November 16, 2022 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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Group F kicks off Wednesday with Croatia and Morocco getting things started in the early morning before Belgium and Canada play the last game of the day. This group features two teams that made the semifinal round in 2018, with Croatia making it all the way to the final.

Belgium are favored to win this group on DraftKings Sportsbook at -190. Croatia is next up at +200, while Morocco (+850) and Canada (+1000) are the longshots here. Croatia is expected to advance to the knockout round with Belgium.

Here are the standings and upcoming schedule for Group F at the 2022 World Cup.

Group F standings

  1. Morocco, 2-1-0, 4 GF, 3 GA, +1 GD, 7 points
  2. Croatia, 1-2-0, 4 GF, 1 GA, +3 GD, 5 points
  3. Belgium, 1-1-1, 1 GF, 2 GA, -1 GD, 4 points
  4. Canada, 0-0-3, 2 GF, 7 GA, -5 GD, 0 points

Group F schedule

Wednesday, November 23:
Morocco 0, Croatia 0
Belgium 1, Canada 0

Sunday, November 27
Morocco 2, Belgium 0 — Morocco beat Belgium in convincing fashion with goals by Abdelhamid Sabiri in the 73rd minute and Zakaria Aboukhlal in second half stoppage time. It was a betting upset, but Morocco dominated the second half. Belgium had the great possession time, but the Atlas Lions break through after a first half stoppage time goal was disallowed. The group is officially wide open with Morocco atop the board pending the outcome of Canada-Croatia.

Croatia 4, Canada 1 — Canada got on the board first with a stunning header from Alphonso Davies, but it was all Croatia from that point. The 2018 runners-up showcased why they are considered dark horse contenders in this competition and got a nice additional goal at the end of the game. Qualification might come down to goal differential, so this was a strong effort from Croatia heading into the final group game.

Thursday, December 1
Belgium 0, Croatia 0 — Belgium had several chances late in this match but were unable to find the winning goal, sending Croatia back to the knockout round.

Morocco 2, Canada 1 — Morocco get to the knockout round behind some stellar offensive play against the already-eliminated Canada. The Atlas Lions are in the round of 16 and have the element of surprise on their side.