Belgium crashed out of the World Cup on Thursday after a poor 0-0 draw against Croatia. Roberto Martinez's men needed a win against the 2018 World Cup finalists to get past the group stage, but they could not find the back of the net. (Belgium Crash Out Of World Cup After Goalless Draw, Croatia Progress To Last 16) Broadcast on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, more (USA) Captain Eden Hazard was sent off early in the match, and Romelu Lukaku missed four big chances as Belgium's World Cup journey came to a disappointing end. Croatia advanced to the round of 16, but finished second after Morocco topped the group with a 2–1 win over Canada. "It's not easy to win matches in the World Cup," Martinez told the BBC after the match. "We weren't ourselves in the first game, we lost the second game. “Today we were prepared, we created chances and have no regrets today. We are out but we can walk out with our heads held high. (Belgium Crash Out Of World Cup After Goalless Draw, Croatia Progress To Last 16) Croatia dominated from the first whistle and had a chance within the first 20 seconds, but Ivan Perisic fired his shot over the crossbar. Belgium launched a quick counter-attack in the 14th minute, but Dries Mertens was unable to find the target after a superb pass from Kevin De Bruyne. Less than a minute later, Croatia was awarded a penalty when Yannick Carrasco brought down Andrej Kramaric inside the box. With Luka Modric preparing to take the penalty kick, referee Anthony Taylor was sent to the monitors by VAR, with the decision overturned for offside in the buildup. (Belgium Crash Out Of World Cup After Goalless Draw, Croatia Progress To Last 16) The rest of the half proved tense, but the game came to life after the break. Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was quickly in action, saving the Croatian on three separate occasions. Lukaku came on in the second half and the Inter Milan striker wasted two brilliant chances in quick succession. After an hour's play, Lukaku was first to react to the rebound and hit the post from close range as the goalkeeper was out of position. The striker then fired another easy shot over the bar and the goal was at his mercy. It was not Lukaku's night: the striker missed two more open goals as Croatia fended off Belgium's latest attacks.