World Cup 2022: How Croatia Can Advance to the Round of 16

[The group stage has ended. To follow teams that have advanced to the knockout stage, see our bracket page.]

Croatia will advance with the No. 2 seed.
Croatia tied Belgium, 0-0
Morocco beat Canada, 2-1
What Happens To Croatia...
If current scores hold
Advance(No. 2)
All of Croatia’s Possibilities

The chart below details nearly all the ways group play could end for Croatia. Each cell in the chart represents the outcome of two games. Green cells mean that Croatia will advance to the next round of the tournament. Pink cells are bad news: they represent outcomes that eliminate Croatia.

5-0
4-0
5-1
3-0
4-1
5-2
2-0
3-1
4-2
5-3
1-0
2-1
3-2
4-3
5-4
5-5
4-4
3-3
2-2
1-1
0-0
5-4
4-3
3-2
2-1
1-0
5-3
4-2
3-1
2-0
5-2
4-1
3-0
5-1
4-0
5-0
5-0
4-0
5-1
3-0
4-1
5-2
2-0
3-1
4-2
5-3
1-0
2-1
3-2
4-3
5-4
5-5
4-4
3-3
2-2
1-1
0-0
5-4
4-3
3-2
2-1
1-0
5-3
4-2
3-1
2-0
5-2
4-1
3-0
5-1
4-0
5-0
Croatia wins
Tie
Belgium wins
Croatia vs. Belgium
Canada wins
Tie
Morocco wins
Canada vs. Morocco
Croatia wins and Canada wins Canada wins and Croatia and Belgium tie Belgium wins and Canada wins
Croatia wins and Canada and Morocco tie Both matches tie Belgium wins and Canada and Morocco tie
Croatia wins and Morocco wins Morocco wins and Croatia and Belgium tie Belgium wins and Morocco wins

Croatia’s final place in Group F

First

Second

Uncertain

Out

Group F
WWins DDraws LLosses GF GA GD PTS.
2 1 0 4 1 3 7
1 2 0 4 1 3 5
1 1 1 1 2 -1 4
0 0 3 2 7 -5 0

Croatia, a finalist in 2018, managed to hold Belgium without a goal, advancing to the knockout round as the group’s second seed. It will face Japan in the knockout stage.

Here are the group matches for Croatia:

Nov. 23, 5 a.m. E.S.T.
0
0
Nov. 27, 11 a.m. E.S.T.
4
1
Dec. 1, 10 a.m. E.S.T.
0
0

To see the scenarios for other teams, visit our overview page.