* Croatia made its World Cup debut in 1998 and advanced to the semifinals.
At the tournament's most recent iteration in 2018, they competed in the championship game but lost to France 4-2.
* Canada has never scored in a World Cup for men. In 1986, when they made their debut in the finals
They failed to go past the group stage with either a goal or a point.
* Croatia became the first team at a World Cup to come from behind in three straight knockout phase games to advance to the 2018 final.
* Canada won the CONCACAF qualifying tournament after outscoring all other teams in goals scored and goals allowed.