Both Morocco and Croatia set to face for the Third Place

First of all be noted that Croatia will conclude another fairytale World Cup campaign with the clash against Morocco in the battle for the podium finish on Saturday afternoon.

And the Morocco side have already written history by becoming the first African side to ever reach the World Cup semifinal.

Quick Facts – Croatia vs Morocco
FIFA World Cup
Date: 17th December 2022, Saturday
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Khalifa International Stadium (Al-Rayyan).

France were too strong for them on Wednesday night although we must give words of praise for the effort the Atlas Lions have shown on Wednesday evening.

Morocco have relied heavily on their stern defensive line throughout the whole tournament.

“Vatreni” made it to their second successive semifinal at the World Cups which is an extraordinary achievement for this small country with the population of just over 4 million.

This will likely be the last World Cup game for some of the team’s biggest stars such as Luka Modric and Ivan Perisic and there are no doubts they will be highly motivated to earn a victorious farewell in Qatar.

Croatia have won only one match since the beginning of the tournament, the second round’s 4-1 comeback thumping of Canada in the group phase.

They did not really offer much offensively in the remaining five outings, especially in the tough semifinal loss to Argentina (0-3) on Tuesday night.

Head coach Zlatko Dalic will face a big challenge to lift his team against a very motivated Morocco side in this third-place playoffs tie, but if anyone can do it, it is this man.

Again, however we also have to mention that “Vatreni” will likely be without the two full-backs Borna Sosa and Josip Juranovic who have reportedly missed the last training.

Both Morocco and Croatia set to face for the Third Place

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