The road to the World Cup Final has been set for Croatia. The Vatreni will play Belgium, Morocco, and Canada in the group stage of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, which kicks off on November 21st. The Final will be played December 18th.
Croatia’s first match will be played November 23rd against Morocco. They will then face Canada on November 27th before the group finale versus Belgium on December 1st.
This is a great draw for Croatia and the Vatreni should be favorites to get out of group; possibly as group winners. This was a much gentler draw than we received in 2018 when Croatia had to go through Argentina, Nigeria, and Iceland. Nigeria, in my opinion, is a far more superior team than Morocco. Belgium is aging and may have peaked fours years ago in Russia.
The caveat here: Group F will play Group E in the Round of 16, which has Spain and Germany in it. A possible rematch with Spain or Germany looms for Croatia in the knockout round if/when Modrić and his men get out of group stage.