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Belgium vs. Croatia was lost, and Croatia moves on to the round of 16.

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After a scoreless draw on Thursday with Croatia, Belgium was eliminated from the World Cup.

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To get out of the group stage, Roberto Martinez's team needed to defeat the 2018 World Cup champions.

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Romelu Lukaku missed four excellent chances as Belgium's World Cup came to an end after captain Eden Hazard was substituted.

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Croatia advances to the round of 16, but falls short of winning the group behind Morocco, which defeated Canada 2-1.

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We were prepared today, created opportunities, and have no regrets. We're ashamed, but we're out." Ivan Perisic blew a 20-second opportunity as Croatia took control of the game early on.

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Belgium tried a counterattack after 14 minutes of play, but Dries Mertens was unable to finish a pass from Kevin de Bruyne.

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Less than a minute later, Yannick Carrasco fouled Andrej Kramaric inside the penalty area, awarding Croatia a penalty.

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Referee Anthony Taylor was sent to the monitor by the VAR, and the decision was overturned for an offside that occurred during the buildup as Luka Modric got ready to take the penalty.

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A tense first half was followed by an entertaining second. Three Croatian shots were initially stopped by Thibaut Courtois.

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Lukaku hit the post from close range with the goaltender out of position shortly after the hour mark after reacting quickly to a rebound.

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Another goal was then missed by the striker. Lukaku squandered two additional opportunities as Croatia fended off Belgium's late attack.