Good evening football lovers, welcome to the evening's coverage of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Earlier today, we saw two wins in the first two fixtures, Costa Rica defeated Japan 1-0, while minutes ago, Morocco stunned Belgium 2-0.
This evening's match between Croatia and Canada is crucial for both teams as they are both teams are yet to pick up a win in the 2022 World Cup group stage.
Croatia played out a stalemate with Morocco in their opening group game, while Canada, for all their impressive display came up short by a goal to nothing against Belgium.
The Line Ups for both teams are already out and there's hardly any major change to their previous line ups.
The teams have taken to the pitch and the National Anthems have been sung.
KICK OFF!! And we're underway at the Khalifa International Stadium
2' GOAL!! Canada: Would you believe it...Alphonso Davies opens the scoring for Canada.
We've barely even begun this match and Canada have taken the lead here. But what a superb header.
What a start for Canada here. Alphonso Davies missed a penalty against Belgium and he's now made up for that against Croatia. Could we see a possible upset here?....Only time will tell.
4' The game is interrupted after Steven Vitoria (Canada) commits a foul.
7' Andrej Kramaric (Croatia) whips the ball into the penalty area, but one of the defenders is alert and boots it away. Canada still lead 1-0 here.
8' Croatia working hard to get an early response after that shock lead.
10' Canada also taking the game to Croatia as well but how will the 2018 finalists respond?
10' Corner for Croatia.
11' Throw in for Croatia.
13' Croatia have dominated possession after the opening 10 minutes but are yet to attempt a shot on target. Still a long way to go though. Canada still lead 1-0.
16' 17' Ivan Perisic (Croatia) deprives his opponent of the ball, but the referee blows his whistle for a foul.
17' Canada launch another attack but it results in nothing after a decent build-up. Canada look very dangerous with the pacey talents at their disposal.
18' Corner for Canada.
21' CHANCE! Croatia: Mateo Kovacic finds Marko Livaja, but his touch is easily saved by Canada goalkeeper Milan Borjan.
24' Throw in for Canada. They are keeping up momentum here.
25' GOAL! Croatia.
26' Oops Andrej Kamaric's effort is ruled out for offside. What a let-off for Croatia who are still trailing 1-0 here.
27' Croatia are coming close, can they level terms soon enough?
28' Foul by Croatia Marko Livaja.
30' Thirty minutes played here, Canada still lead Croatia 1-0.
30' Canada have a free-kick.
32' Throw In for Canada.
33' Throw in for Croatia.
34' Throw in for Croatia after a little scramble in the Canadian box.
34' CHANCE! Croatia: Marko Livaja forces a save for Canada goalkeeper.
35' Corner for Croatia.
36' GOAL!! Croatia: Andrej Kamaric will not be denied this time as home for Croatia after a great pass from Ivan Perisic. It's Croatia 1-1 Canada.
It's been coming for Croatia as they continued to pile pressure in the last 10 minutes. And now they've been rewarded.
37' Canada have a free kick.
How would the Canadians respond seems to be the question now. They started brightly but have fallen off pace slightly due to Croatia's obvious superiority.
39' Throw in for Croatia.
40' 5 minutes to go until half time. Croatia 1-1 Canada is the scoreline.
40' The game is interrupted now, Stephen Eustaquio (Canada) picks up a knock and the physio has to come on.
42' Throw in for Canada.
43' Jonathan David is offside for Canada.
43' GOAL!! Croatia: Marko Livaja boots it home to complete the comeback for Croatia. It's Croatia 2-1 Canada.
The Croats have overturned it here in just 8 minutes after a horror start.
45' CHANCE! Croatia: Andrej Kamaric's effort from the edge of the box is wayward and out for a goal kick to Canada.
45' We will have 5 minutes of added time here.
45+2' Can Canada hit back before the break?
45+3' Croatia come forward again but their loose ball is gathered by the Canada goalkeeper.
45+4' Corner for Croatia. Another high press pays off on the break.
HALF TIME! It's Croatia 2-1 Canada.
SECOND HALF! is underway at the Khalifa International Stadium. Croatia still lead Canada 2-1 after that incredible comeback.
46' SUBSTITUTION (Canada) John Herdman gives a chance to Jonathan Osorio and Cyle Larin (Canada) is off.
46' SUBSTITUTION (Canada): Stephen Eustaquio comes off for Ismael Kone.
49' CHANCE! Canada: Jonathan Osorio collects a pass and manages to hold off the defender, then rifles in a shot from mid-range which unluckily swerves inches past the left post.
52' Yellow Card to Canada after a rash tackle by Tajon Buchanan.
53' Josip Juranovic (Croatia) whips a promising cross into the box, but the opposition's defence intercepts the ball.
54' CHANCE! Croatia: Milan Borjan pulls off a great save to deny Andrej Kramaric Croatia's third goal after receiving a precise defence-splitting pass. The effort is headed for the left side of the goal, but the goalkeeper dives superbly to stop it.
55' Luka Modric (Croatia) commits a rough foul.
55' CHANCE! Canada: Jonathan David's effort is saved. Canada close to the equalizer there.
57' Ivan Perisic's effort is saved by Canada goalkeeper as Croatia continue to find a third goal here.
58' Canada are putting up a fight on their end as well. Safe to say that the next goal here decides this match.
58; Throw in for Croatia.
59' Bruno Petkovic is being lined up to come in for Croatia.
60' SUBSTITUTION (Croatia): Bruno Petkovic replaces Marko Livaja. It's still Croatia 2-1 Canada.
61' SUBSTITUTION (Cananda): John Herdman decides to make a substitution. Richie Laryea will be replaced by Junior Hoilett.
63' Free kick from Alphonso Davies comes off the Croatian wall and results in a throw in to Canada.
63' Can Canada find the equalizer here, or will Croatia add to their lead. It's been a tight contest since the restart to be fair.
64' Throw in for Croatia.
66' A pass from Josko Gvardiol (Croatia) is intercepted by Milan Borjan and the move breaks down.
70’ GOAL!! Croatia: Andrej Kramaric meets a perfect cross from Ivan Perisic deep inside the box and controls it with a nice first touch. He produces an accurate strike into the bottom left corner. The score is 3:1.
72’ The referee stops play so that a substitution can be made and Jonathan David trots off the pitch and is replaced by Lucas Cavallini (Canada).
Zlatko Dalic prepares a substitution. Andrej Kramaric is replaced by Nikola Vlasic (Croatia).
72’ will be a substitution. Sam Adekugbe (Canada) is ready to enter the pitch as Atiba Hutchinson walks off.
77’ span style="-webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;"A pass out of defence finds Junior Hoilett (Canada) in space, he doesn't think twice and releases a shot from long range which flies well wide of the left post. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Croatia./span
78’ As things stand, Canada are out of the 2022 World Cup.
79' Marcelo Brozovic (Croatia) darts into the penalty area to latch on to a pass, and he unleashes a shot towards the middle of the net, but Milan Borjan is alert and denies him./span
81’ Lucas Cavallini (Canada) manages to beat his opponent to the ball, but he commits a foul in the process.
83’ Ivan Perisic (Croatia) receives a deflected pass on the edge of the box and smashes the ball at goal. Unfortunately for him, it's well wide of the right post./span
85’ Kamal Miller (Canada) gets booked.
85’ Luka Modric (Croatia) sees yellow.
87’ The referee stops play so that a substitution can be made and Mislav Orsic (Croatia) replaces Ivan Perisic.
87’ Zlatko Dalic has decided to introduce fresh legs, with Mario Pasalic (Croatia) replacing Luka Modric.
87’ Mateo Kovacic walks off the pitch to be replaced by Lovro Majer (Croatia).
90’ A pass finds the feet of Mislav Orsic (Croatia) on the edge of the box and he sends in a low shot towards the middle of the goal, but it's easily gathered by the goalkeeper.
90’ We will have 6 minutes of added time.
90+1’ Steven Vitoria (Canada) makes an overly-aggressive challenge and Andres Matias Matonte Cabrera blows his whistle for a foul.
90+3’ Junior Hoilett (Canada) took a first-time shot from mid-range after he was put in the clear by a great pass, but the effort lacked a little accuracy and went just wide of the left post. The ball goes out of play and Croatia will have a goal kick.
90+4’ GOAL!! Croatia: Lovro Majer finds the back of the net. It’s now Croatia 4-1 Canada.
It's a catastrophic error from the opponent which has gifted a chance to Lovro Majer (Croatia), who rolls the ball into the back of the net from close range.
FULL TIME! Croatia come back to defeat Canada 4-1 to go top of Group F
Canada have been knocked out of the World Cup, hacking failed to pick up a point in their opening two games.
Up next in our feature match of the evening is the crunch tie between Spain and Germany. Stay Tuned.
The teams are out here already. And kick off is almost underway.