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2022 World Cup Group F: Fixtures, results and standings

By Harry Edwards

2022 World Cup Group F: Fixtures, results and standings

Published: 22:00, 27 November 2022

The 2022 World Cup has a number of interesting groups and Group F is one of them, pitting Belgium, Canada, Morocco and Croatia against each other.

Two of these sides made the final four at the 2018 World Cup with Croatia beaten finalists against France in Russia. The dark horses in that tournament, Croatia finished top of their group winning all three matches against Nigeria, Argentina and Iceland to set up a last 16 tie against Denmark. The Danes were dispatched on penalties, as were hosts Russia in the quarter-finals before Croatia came from behind to beat England in the semis.

But the final proved to be one game too far as Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe all scored in a 4-2 win for France which also included a Mario Mandzukic own goal to open the scoring — he did find the net at the right end too, alongside Ivan Perisic.

Belgium were the other team in the final four, beaten by eventual winners France in the semi-finals but they did secure the bronze medal by beating England in the third-place playoff. The Red Devils also beat England, as well as Tunisia and Panama to top their group, before claiming wins over Japan and Brazil in the knockout stages.

Morocco, meanwhile, are back at the World Cup after ending a 20-year exile in Russia though they will be looking to do better than their group stage exit four years ago. Then, they were beaten by Iran and Portugal while drawing with Spain, finishing bottom of Group B – the fourth time in five appearances that they have failed to make it to the knockout stages. In the one World Cup they did, Morocco were beaten by West Germany in 1986.

Coincidentally, 1986 was Canada’s only previous appearance at the World Cup. Making the fairly short trip down North America to Mexico, Canada were placed in a group alongside Soviet Union, France and Hungary, and lost all three matches without scoring a single goal.

After matchday two, things are pretty close, with Croatia and Morocco level on four points with Belgium one back. Canada, unfortunately, is eliminated.

The winner of this group will face the runner-up of Group E in the last 16, one of Spain, Germany, Japan or Costa Rica. The runner-up will face Group Es winner.

Group F Odds from Bet UK

Group F Winner

Nation To win Group F
Croatia 1/1
Morocco 9/4
Belgium 3/1
Canada -
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2022 World Cup Group F fixtures and results

Wednesday 23 November 2022

  • Morocco 0-0 Croatia, Al Bayt Stadium
  • Belgium 1-0 Canada, Ahmad bin Ali Stadium

Sunday 27 November 2022

  • Belgium 0-2 Morocco, Al Thumama Stadium (1pm UK time)
  • Croatia 4-1 Canada, Khalifa International Stadium (4pm UK time)

Thursday 1 December 2022

  • Croatia v Belgium, Ahmad bin Ali Stadium (3pm UK time)
  • Canada v Morocco, Al Thumama Stadium (3pm UK time)

2022 World Cup standings

World Cup

Group A
Group B
Group C
Group D
Group E
Group F
Group G
Group H
# Team
Played
P
Won
W
Drawn
D
Lost
L
Points
P
1
Netherlands
3 2 1 0 7
2
Senegal
3 2 0 1 6
3
Ecuador
3 1 1 1 4
4
Qatar
3 0 0 3 0
# Team
Played
P
Won
W
Drawn
D
Lost
L
Points
P
1
England
3 2 1 0 7
2
USA
3 1 2 0 5
3
Iran
3 1 0 2 3
4
Wales
3 0 1 2 1
# Team
Played
P
Won
W
Drawn
D
Lost
L
Points
P
1
Argentina
3 2 0 1 6
2
Poland
3 1 1 1 4
3
Mexico
3 1 1 1 4
4
Saudi Arabia
3 1 0 2 3
# Team
Played
P
Won
W
Drawn
D
Lost
L
Points
P
1
France
3 2 0 1 6
2
Australia
3 2 0 1 6
3
Tunisia
3 1 1 1 4
4
Denmark
3 0 1 2 1
# Team
Played
P
Won
W
Drawn
D
Lost
L
Points
P
1
Spain
2 1 1 0 4
2
Japan
2 1 0 1 3
3
Costa Rica
2 1 0 1 3
4
Germany
2 0 1 1 1
# Team
Played
P
Won
W
Drawn
D
Lost
L
Points
P
1
Morocco
3 2 1 0 7
2
Croatia
3 1 2 0 5
3
Belgium
3 1 1 1 4
4
Canada
3 0 0 3 0
# Team
Played
P
Won
W
Drawn
D
Lost
L
Points
P
1
Brazil
2 2 0 0 6
2
Switzerland
2 1 0 1 3
3
Cameroon
2 0 1 1 1
4
Serbia
2 0 1 1 1
# Team
Played
P
Won
W
Drawn
D
Lost
L
Points
P
1
Portugal
2 2 0 0 6
2
Ghana
2 1 0 1 3
3
Republic of Korea
2 0 1 1 1
4
Uruguay
2 0 1 1 1

2022 World Cup Group F (pre-tournament) predictions

For many, Belgium are the overriding favourites to top Group F, with many feeling this is the last chance for their golden generation to come together and claim glory. The closest they have come was in 2018 when they reached the World Cup semi-finals, following that up with a quarter-final exit at Euro 2020.

However, they will be pushed close by Croatia who have won their past five matches and are unbeaten in six, including a win and draw against France in the Nations League to help them reach the final four of that tournament.

Morocco and Canada will likely be playing for third place, with the latter something of an uncertainty at this stage despite topping the Concacaf qualification group ahead of Mexico and the USA. They meet in the final game of Group F, with Morocco fancied to secure the win.

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