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The World Cup Group F is made up of Belgium, Croatia, Morocco and Canada. It will take place from November 23rd to December 1st, 2022. The top two teams will advance to the round of 16. Here’s a recap of the different World Cup 2022 groups
World Cup Group F Predictions
Here you will find some of the most interesting World Cup Group F predictions out there. Remember to check the odds before placing your bet!
Morocco vs Croatia – Croatia to win @ 21/20 2.05
Morocco certainly showed they are no pushovers during the World Cup qualifications and managed to get some comfortable results. The fact that coach Walid Regragui will be able to count on a world-class player speaks for itself. Achraf Hakimi is certainly one of the best right-backs in the world right now and he will be of big help to Morocco. But the truth is that Croatia is full of world-class players. When you have Luka Modric, Josko Gvardiol, Mateo Kovacic, Mario Pasalic, and Andrej Kramaric within your ranks, then you are expected to get comfortable victories. Especially when the opponent is Morocco.
The two teams faced each other back in 1998. The game ended with a 2:2 draw but in the penalties that we saw later Croatia emerged victoriously. In the last World Cup in Russia, Croatia finished in 2nd place. Luka Modric won the Golden Ball award for best player and we are certain that the entire country would like another great performance by the Croatian national team. This is a must-win game for Croatia as the team will have to face Belgium in the next round and that’s not a game that Croatia are expected to win. Luka Modric is getting older and he can’t perform at a world-class level every single game. We believe that the coach will launch a full-scale attack on Morocco in search for the three points.
Belgium vs Canada – Belgium to win @ 1/2 (1.50)
Belgium’s golden generation is going to have on last shot at a major tournament. Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard are shadows of their former glory but they are still decent enough players for coach Ricardo Martinez to count on in these games against the weaker opponents. This is a historical game for Canada as it is also the first World Cup that the country will participate in. The fact that the first game is against Belgium is going to serve as quite a shock to the players. Belgium is used to playing at such a high level while the Canadian team doesn’t know what to expect.
Canada managed to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar while finishing in 1st place in the CONCACAF qualifiers but Belgium had no difficulties either. The team finished in 2nd place in the Nations League in Europe a few months ago but it was the Netherlands that Belgium lost against. And the Netherlands are one of the top favorites to win this year’s edition of the World Cup. Ricardo Martinez will rely on one of his main players in the attack – Kevin De Bruyne. The Belgian attacking midfielder has been a delight in these past few seasons. He’s the best creator in the English Premier League this season and also has plenty of goals. Belgium have the victory up for grabs and we expect a 2:0 or 3:1 victory for the European team.
Team Matches Played Points
Odds and quotas in the bookmakers
For this Cup, we have various odds on group winners or even world winners. These odds have a high rate of variability.
Winner of World Cup Group F
The odds for victory in this World Cup Group F are very clear. Belgium and Croatia are positioned as the two biggest teams. These teams have a good track record and more successes under their belts. Even so, the bookmakers have not wasted any time and have created their rates and odds to go betting.
It is believed that there are 2 strong and 2 weaker opponents in this World Cup Group F, such as Canada and Morocco. However, it is never too late to bounce back, as these teams have shown themselves to be. Some of the odds you see regarding the World Cup Group F are:
With regard to the bookmaker, William Hill, we have the following odds for the winner of the World Cup Group F.
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Group F Winner Odds by Stake.com
Group F Winner Odds by William Hill
Winner of World Cup 2022 and other odds
Each team has been very well formed since the last World Cup and along the way. The world is waiting to see the next winner.
So, this year, we must be prepared for anything to happen that may never have happened before.
As the winner of Group F, Belgium has the edge with odds of 1.5. Followed by Croatia with odds of 3.75. The two least likely to win are Morocco with 8.5 and Canada with 11.00.
Of the group’s qualifiers, there is Belgium with 1.1. Croatia with 1.57. Morocco takes third place again with 2.8 and Canada with 3.6.
As we can see, Belgium has the biggest advantage in the group, as it has the best chances. The odds at different bookmakers are friendly for their chances in this World Cup.
These odds can change as the days go by. The best thing to do would be to keep a daily eye on each odd.
And you should keep informed about the circumstances of each team and even player. Since betting is known to be a matter of odds more than anything else.
Who has won previously?
In order to talk about World Cup Group F, we should mention its important composition. This group is composed of 4 teams from countries that have not won a World Cup since the beginning of their history. However, the teams look strong and defiant. Each team has been building up over the years for this big moment, where it may be their turn to win. Although only two will make it to the next round, all are believed to have great potential for these two important places.
Belgium, the star of the group
The team is known as ‘Les Diables Rouges’ (Red Devils), after the colour of their kit. They have participated in 13 World Cups and finished third in the 2018 World Cup after failing to reach the semi-finals against France. But they were also outstanding in World Cups such as the 1986 World Cup, where they finished fourth. As well as the 2014 World Cup, where it came sixth. This is how, year after year, this World Cup Group F has managed to emerge and add more achievements to its bag. This year, anything could happen in Qatar.
Players who made a difference
This World Cup Group F team has some advantages with their squad. It is not one of the youngest, but it is full of talent. Their team is recognised as a very experienced one, and for this Cup, they are expected to live up to high standards.
It counts with some stars as the top scorer, Romelu Lukaku has scored 68 goals in 100 games, since 2010. Also, it has Eden Hazard, Jan Ceulemans, Dries Mertens, Axel Witsel, and Jan Vertonghen, among others.
Croatia, the unstoppable
This team of the World Cup Group F has been active since 1940, although independent from Yugoslavia since 1990. Since then, they have attended five World Cups, with good performances, despite being so new in the field.
They may not have won first place, as they would have liked, but they did win third place at the 1998 World Cup in France. Years later, at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, they took second place in the tournament. The national team is considered one of the best in the FIFA rankings.
Players and other highlights
More than 200 players have played for the national team. Some of the most important players have been Davor Šuker (the top scorer in its history and Zvonimir Boban. As well as Robert Prosinečki, Robert Jarni, Mario Stanić or Goran Vlaović. The current captain is Luka Modrić.
Its uniform is characteristic of having squares (like a chessboard) in red and white, in honour of their crest. They have maintained colours, designs and combinations of their different crests, throughout their career.
Morocco, African power
The national team has participated in 5 World Cups (1970, 1986, 1994, 1998, 2018). Currently waiting to participate in the Qatar, 2022 one. They were the first country from the Arab world and Africa to reach the round of 16 at the World Cup Mexico, 1986.
This member of the World Cup Group F had an outstanding performance at the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations. There, they opened with a narrow win over Nigeria, then a 4-0 win over Benin and a 1-1 draw with South Africa. In the quarter-finals, they beat Algeria 3-1, before beating Mali 4-0 in the semi-finals. However, in the final, the Moroccans missed the chance to win their second title by losing 1-2 to hosts Tunisia.
This team is thirsty for victory and you can see that they are betting on everything to go further. They have not given up on going far, and little by little, they have been getting there.
Uniforms and famous players
As part of its squad, Morocco’s national team has several young players. Such as Amine Harit, Othmane Rahouti, and Achraf Hakimi, among others. Their top scorer is Ahmed Faras (42 goals).
Jun 1, 2022; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Morocco midfielder Faycal Fajr (11) reacts after missing a shot against the United States in the second half during an International friendly soccer match at TQL Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports/Sipa USA – Photo by Icon sport
Their uniform has come in the colours red, green and white, having changed its combinations many times. Currently, their home kit is a red shirt and green shorts, and their away kit is white with red details. The sponsorship belongs to Puma, since 2019.
Canada, CONCACAF’s surprise
In World Cup Group F, you could say that there is a comparison between Canada and Morocco. Although both teams have great skills and strong squads, they have struggled to earn the top spot in this battle of two.
There are different opinions about this, but what is certain is that Canada is no slouch in this World Cup. They could be the weakest team in this World Cup Group F, or they could rise from the ashes. What is certain, however, is that they have achieved feats difficult for any other team to repeat.
Achievements in their history
This World Cup Group F member of this World Cup 2022, has participated 1 time in the World Cup. It attended, as one of the 24 countries called up, the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. It was successful in qualifying for the World Cup, although it failed in the first round, being defeated by the 3 opponents in its group at the time.
Likewise, one of its greatest achievements was to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar 2022, beating the Cayman Islands 11-0. It has had 15 appearances in the Gold Cup, obtaining the best result in 1985 and 2000. It also participated in the CONCACAF Nations League, finishing fifth.
Throughout their trajectory, we can distinguish some valuable footballers. These are Junior Hoilett, Cyle Larin (one of their best strikers), Jonathan David, Lucas Cavallini and Alphonso Davies. Most of their squad is young and full of potential. Although they might be missing some secret ingredient for this World Cup. That remains to be seen.
World Cup Group F schedule
For the next World Cup 2022, a number of important matches will be held with the World Cup Group F:
Round 1 of 3 (23 November):
Morocco vs. CroatiaBelgium vs. Canada
Round 2 of 3 (27 November):
Belgium vs. MoroccoCroatia vs. Canada
Round 3 of 3 (1 December):
Croatia vs. BelgiumCanada vs. Morocco
The matches of this World Cup Group F will take place in Al Khor Stadium, Al Rayyan Stadium and Al Tumama Stadium.
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