Qatar 2022: Morocco top Group F, Belgium knocked out of tournament
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World number two team, Belgium, have been knocked out of the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The ongoing tournaments have produced a number of shockers already with Denmark getting knocked out on Wednesday to Mexico failing to progress to the knockout rounds for the first time since 1978.

Morocco have now upset the balance of world football after topping a group with Belgium, Croatia and Canada. Belgium, who many wrote off as group leaders, finished in third place after failing to get a win against Croatia. The Red Devils' Golden Generation have once again failed to deliver on the biggest stages.

It all played out as Kevin De Bruyne, one of the pillars of this side, had predicted before the tournament in his chat with British outfit The Guardian. But for fans of the team and neutrals who had high hopes for them, it is quite the disappointment.

Canada put up a brave fight in first tournament after 36 years

Morocco are the story of Group F as they cleared every doubt that they deserve a place among the best 16 teams of the world. The Atlas Lions, who failed to make the semi-finals of the 2021 African Cup of Nations thanks is to a narrow 2 - 1 loss to Egypt, have since recovered well to become the most in-form team in Africa.

However, they were not expected to make it out of Group F with world number 2 team, Belgium and Croatia, standing in their way. Both teams were in the final four of the 2018 tournament and finished in second runner-up and runner-up places respectively. A shock draw against Croatia and a shock win against Belgium later, and the Africans had racked up four points, more than enough to earn second place.

Belgium and Croatia played out a dreary 0 - 0 draw where both teams looked a shadow of themselves to hand Morocco the advantage as they were beating Canada in their own match which took place simultaneously.

Canada, meanwhile, put in a very strong showing in their first tournament since 1986. Having never scored a goal at the tournament, they got two in the 2022 edition, one of which came against Croatia after 68 seconds.

They will return to their home having scored the tournament's fastest goal with the experience of being at the tournament as they prepare to host the 2027 edition with the USA and Mexico.

Belgium, meanwhile, will leave to reconsider their approach to a game that has left them behind.