Croatia 3-1 Canada – World Cup 2022 LIVE SCORE: Stream FREE, TV channel – Canada battling for World Cup survival | The Sun

CANADA are facing Croatia RIGHT NOW – but they trail 3-1 in the crucial clash.

The Canadians will be knocked OUT of the World Cup should they lose this afternoon.

And neither team has even scored in this tournament yet as Croatia were held to a goalless score while the Canadians suffered defeat at the hands of Belgium.

But you get the feeling that could all change in this upcoming mouth-watering game.

  • Kick-off time: 4pm GMT
  • Live stream: BBC iPlayer
  • TV channel: BBC One
  • Croatia XI: Livakovic, Juranvoic; Lovren, Gvardiol, Sosa; Modric, Brozovic, Kovacic; Livaja, Kramaric, Perisic
  • Canada XI: Borjan; Johnston, Vitoria, Miller; Laryea, Hutchinson, Estaquio, Davies; Buchanan, David, Larin

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  • Lloyd Canfield

    70. Croatia 3-1 Canada.

    It's three for Croatia! It could be all over for Canada!

    It is Andrej Kramaric at the double!

  • Lloyd Canfield

    68. Croatia 2-1 Canada.

    Great work from Mateo Kovacic in midfield for Croatia, as he changes the pace and drives forward for his side.

    He beats two players, but his final pass is just a little to heavy for Petkovic to latch onto.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    66. Croatia 2-1 Canada.

    Canada are just seeking ways to get forward against Croatia here, and Buchanan has now swapped to the left wing, instead of the right.

    He has really impressed in this tournament so far, and don't be surprised if there are a queue of clubs waiting to sign him in January.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    64. Croatia 2-1 Canada.

    Laryea for Canada is being replaced by Junior Hoilett, and Alphonso Davies wins a free-kick right on the edge of the box…

    Davies takes the free-kick, but it only reaches as far as Brozovic in the Croatian wall.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    62. Croatia 2-1 Canada.

    A change for Croatia, as Bruno Petkovic, who scored against Chelsea in the Champions League this season, is replacing the scorer of Croatia's second goal, Marko Livaja.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    60. Croatia 2-1 Canada.

    There is an urgency about Canada now with just half an hour to go.

    Buchanan gets a lovely nutmeg on Josko Gvardiol, but Perisic is behind his team mate to ensure that there is no further threat from the tricky Canadian.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    58. Croatia 2-1 Canada.

    What a save by Livakovic!

    It is almost an equaliser for Canada, as Jonathon David hits a curling effort from the edge of the box, which is tipped over by the Croatian keeper.

    Dejan Lovren is booked for a foul in the build up.

    Lille's Jonathan David almost levelled the scoring for Canada…Credit: Getty
  • Lloyd Canfield

    56. Croatia 2-1 Canada.

    Kramaric has to score, it should be all over!

    Really lovely play from Croatia, who make it look so simple…

    A reverse ball from Modric inside the box finds Kramaric, who just has to slot it into the back of the net, but it is saved by the keeper!

    Huge save, and a potentially huge miss from Kramaric…

  • Lloyd Canfield

    54. Croatia 2-1 Canada.

    The next goal in this game is oh so crucial.

    If it goes Croatia's way it could be all over in Qatar for Canada.

    If Canada get the next goal, you get the feeling that the momentum could just carry them all the way through to win it.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    52. Croatia 2-1 Canada.

    It's a half-chance for Croatia, as a teasing ball from Sosa on the left-hand side goes in towards Perisic before being saved by the goalkeeper.

    Buchanan picks up a yellow card for a late challenge on Gvardiol.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    50. Croatia 2-1 Canada.

    Canada have started the second half the stronger of the two sides as they did in the first, but it is now on Croatia to take the pace out of the game with that midfield orchestra…

  • Lloyd Canfield

    48. Croatia 2-1 Canada.

    With those changes Canada have gone to a back five, with Alphonso Davies now seemingly playing up front.

    It is a good start for Canada too, as substitute Osorio almost scores a screamer from outside the box!

    A shot from the right-hand side sweeps towards the left hand post and goes just inches wide…

  • Lloyd Canfield

    46. Croatia 2-1 Canada.

    Two changes for Canada at half-time, with Cyle Larin and Stephen Eustaquio being replaced by Ismael Kone and Jonathan Osorio.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    A match made in heaven…

    Modric and Kovacic or SunSport reporter Tom Barclay and the Khalifa Stadium?

    I know which one I'd choose, and we have an update for you from Tom in Qatar, who had the following to say at half-time:

    "I must be the Khalifa International’s lucky charm – first I saw England batter Iran 6-2 here, then Japan’s famous win over Germany and now this cracker.

    "Canada started like a train, scoring after just 67 seconds through Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies.

    "He leapt like a salmon to meet Tajon Buchanan’s delivery and thundered a header past helpless goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic.

    "It was the fastest goal of the tournament so far and a real shock to the system for Croatia, who finished as runners-up in Russia four years ago.

    "But this Croatian side have a history of overcoming early setbacks, as England know only too well from the 2018 semi-final.

    "Andrej Kramaric thought he had levelled up with a fine solo goal but saw it chalked off due to Marko Livaja being offside in the build-up.

    "Ex-Leicester man Kramaric did get his goal though on 36 minutes, firing in having been sent through by Ivan Perisic’s clever reverse pass through the legs of Celtic-bound right-back Alistair Johnston.

    "Croatia completed their turnaround just before the break as Livaja found the corner from the edge of the area with a belting finish, after Kovacic had teed him up with a nutmeg centre-back Steven Vitoria.

    "Superb stuff at the Khalifa and it’s only half-time…"

  • Lloyd Canfield

    HT. Croatia 2-1 Canada.

    The referee calls the first half to a close, and what a first half it was.

    It is half-time, and the scoreline reads Croatia 2-1 Canada…

  • Lloyd Canfield

    45+5. Croatia 2-1 Canada.

    Canada just need to get into the dressing room you feel like…

    They keep giving the ball away when they go forward, and then are left light at the back, which is a dream for Mateo Kovacic when driving forward.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    45+3. Croatia 2-1 Canada.

    Not this time Kramaric, a let off for Canada.

    He tries a shot on the left foot again from outside the box, but this one is high and wide.

    Croatia have been brilliant barring the opening 10 minutes.

    There is so much technical security in that midfield, and easy to see why they have been so successful in recent years.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    45. Croatia 2-1 Canada.

    There will be five minutes of time added on…

  • Lloyd Canfield

    45. Croatia 2-1 Canada.

    It was a great move from Croatia in the build up to that goal, and it was finished expertly by Livaja into the bottom left corner, that is perfect timing for Croatia to gain the lead.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    43. Croatia 2-1 Canada.

    It's two for Croatia, they have turned it around at the Khalifa!
    Marko Livaja doubles the scoring from outside the box!

  • Lloyd Canfield

    40. Croatia 1-1 Canada.

    This has been a brilliant first half, and that was a great finish by ex-Leicester City man Andrej Kramaric.

    A reverse pass from Perisic found him on the left side of the box, and he expertly slotted the ball into the right-hand side of the goal with his left foot.

    All even now, with Croatia still looking on top…

  • Lloyd Canfield

    38. Croatia 1-1 Canada.

    It's 1-1! It has been coming, it is Andrej Kramaric!

    Andrej Kramaric levelled the score for Croatia against Canada.Credit: Getty
  • Lloyd Canfield

    36. Croatia 0-1 Canada.

    Chance for Livaja, saved.

    Kovacic has been Croatia's best player in this opening 35 minutes, and he sets through Livaja in the box this time.

    His shot is low and on target, but saved by the keeper.

    Croatia are on top here…

  • Lloyd Canfield

    34. Croatia 0-1 Canada.

    Chaos in the box!
    Juranovic launches a long throw into the box for Croatia, and Canada fail to clear it three times before eventually putting it out for another throw.

    Canada look like they have maybe lost concentration a little here, and will be hoping they can get to halt-time with the score the same.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    32. Croatia 0-1 Canada.

    Perisic takes too long, but brilliant by Buchanan.

    Croatia come forward on the attack with Ivan Perisic on the left hand side, and he gets the better of Johnson at right back for Canada and is seemingly through.

    He takes too long though, and full credit should go to Buchanan for tracking back and winning the ball off of the Spurs man.

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