Croatia vs Belgium: Belgium was knocked out of the 2022 World Cup after a goalless draw.

Croatia into the round of 16

Belgium was eliminated from the World Cup following a poor draw against Croatia at the beginning of Thursday.

Roberto Martinez's team needed a win over those who were the 2019 World Cup finalists to progress beyond the group stage, but they couldn't score on the back of the net.

Captain Eden Hazard was dropped at the start of match.

Romelu Lukaku missed four chances, as Belgium's World Cup journey ended in disappointment.

Croatia advances to the round of 16, but qualifies in second after Morocco won the group by a 2-1 victory over Canada.

Martinez said that it was not easy to win World Cup games.

Croatia was dominant from the start and had a chance within the first 20 seconds, but Ivan Perisic shot above the bar.

After 14 minutes, Belgium countered quickly, but Driesmertens failed to score the target following a fine through ball by Kevin de Bruyne.

The second half was an intense game. However, the game picked up following the break.