Belgium were taken out of the World Cup following an unfortunate 0-0 draw against Croatia on Thursday.

Roberto Martinez's side required a success against the 2018 World Cup finalists to advance past the gathering stage, however they couldn't track down the rear of the net.

Skipper Eden Peril was dropped for the beginning of the match, and Romelu Lukaku hit on pass up on four opportunities of a lifetime as Belgium's Reality Cup venture reached frustrating end.

Croatia advance into the round of 16 yet qualify in runner up after Morocco completed top of the gathering with a 2-1 win over Canada.

"It's difficult to dominate matches On the planet Cup," Martinez told BBC after the game. "We weren't acting naturally in first game we had a merited loss in second game.

"Today we were prepared, we set out open doors and today there is no second thoughts. We're out yet we can leave with our heads held high."

Croatia ruled from the main whistle and got an opportunity inside the initial 20 seconds however Ivan Perisic blasted his shot over the bar.

Belgium answered with a quick counterattack following 14 minutes however Dries Mertens couldn't track down the objective after a fine through ball from Kevin de Bruyne.