Their Golden Generation taking Belgium back to home as their goalless draw against Croatia kicked them out of this version of FIFA World Cup In Qatar.
The side led by boss Roberto Martinez and assistant manager Thiery Henry just needed to record a win against the finalists of the Russia World Cup in 2018, in which by the way they managed to take the third place, in which task they failed. This caused their early exit in this World Cup.
The boys from Belgium failed to put one ball in the back of the Croatian goal even with their team filled with stars from all around the top 5 leagues of Europe.
Eden Hazard, the captain was initially dropped from the team and their all-time top goal scorer Romelu Lukaku entered the team list after being fully fit and he missed four huge chances to add up to his misery.
Belgium Going Home From The Group Stage OF The World Cup:
Croatia on the other hand would have qualified even with a draw in their last match in the group stage which they did along with Morocco who are going to perform in the RO16 of the world cup after 1986.
Roberto Martinez, an well-known name in the soccer coaching world agreed in a post-match interview that Belgium, despite having the potential to go to the knockout rounds were not ready in the first match, and losing to Morocco in their second made it all wrong for them.
However, you cannot undermine the Croatian dominance in the game by saying Belgium were unlucky. Croatia dominated the game from the very first minute. Ivan Perisic, Croatia’s star winger blazed a shot over the bar only twenty seconds into the game.
After fifteen minutes, Belgium immediately counterattacked, but Dries Mertens failed to reach the goal following a superb through pass from De Bruyne.
After less than one minute, Carrasco also found himself fouling Andrej Kramaric within the penalty box, earning Croatia a penalty. Lukaku himself thrown some easy chances in vein and thus went Belgium’s chances of qualification.