► Belgium eliminated after their draw against Croatia (0-0)
Belgium, third in the 2018 World Cup, was eliminated from the World Cup in the group stage after coming up against Croatia (0-0) on Thursday, December 1, despite three huge chances from Lukaku at the end of the match.
Luka Modric and his teammates, unfortunate finalists of the previous edition, are continuing the adventure. Second in group F dominated by Morocco (thursday winner of Canada), the men at the checkered will meet Monday the first of group E, that of Spain, Germany, Costa Rica and Japan.
The disappointment is immense for the so-called golden generation of Courtois, Hazard, who entered only at the very end of the match, and another De Bruyne, who perhaps shot down his last card in a major tournament this fall in Qatar.
► Morocco beats Canada (2-1) and qualifies for the eighth
Morocco, winner of Canada 2 to 1, won for the second time in its history a ticket for the round of 16, even taking first place in group F after this group stage, which it finished undefeated.
After a draw against Croatia (0-0) and an even more resounding victory against Belgium (2-0), the Moroccans once again proved effective despite a first goal conceded at the start of the match, the first since summer.
After three frustrating eliminations in the World Cup in the first round, the Atlas Lions even managed for the first time the pass of two victories in a row.
It bodes well for the future, even if they could find on their way Germany, who had eliminated them in 1986 in their only eighth so far, or even Spain, who are playing against Japan in 8 p.m.