DOHA, Qatar — Canada dug itself an early hole Thursday and couldn't find a way out despite a late surge, exiting the World Cup winless for the second time in 36 years after a disappointing 2-1 loss to Morocco. Hakim Ziyech and Youssef En-Nesyri scored for No. 22 Morocco, which took advantage of horrendous Canada defending to lead 2-0 after 23 minutes. Canada got an Nayef Aguerd own goal to cut the lead to 2-1 at the break. The Moroccans flooded the field at the final whistle, having secured thei
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Substitute Romelu Lukaku hit a post for Belgium in the second half, but they needed to win to progress, while the point was enough for Croatia, who finished second in Group F behind winners Morocco. Belgium, number two in FIFA's world rankings, had failed to impress in their opening two group games - a 1-0 win against Canada and a 2-0 defeat to Morocco - and their latest setback could signal the end of an era for Roberto Martinez's 'golden generation'. Ivan Perisic went close to giving Croatia a dream start when he collected Luka Modric's pass and rifled a shot inches wide inside the opening 10 seconds.