The match between Croatia and Morocco took place on the Saturday, 17th of December, at 9 .00 pm. Croatia won the match with a score of 2-1, securing their position as the third-place team in the FIFA World Cup 2022. The Khalifa International Stadium served as the location of the contest. During this encounter, both teams showed extraordinary performance on the field. During this encounter, Morocco gave Croatia a hard time and it was a struggle for both teams. Due to the fact that the winner of this match will be awarded third place in the World Cup, it was an extremely important game for both sides. The stadium was packed with fans of both sides, however it was a sad things for Morocco and their fans as their team was defeated in this game and finished in fourth place in the FIFA World Cup 2022. On the other side, supporters of Croatian national team were overjoyed to learn that their team had prevailed over the competition. Although they were defeated, Morocco competed valiantly against Croatia throughout the match. They performed exceptionally well throughout the entirety of the match, from the opening minutes to the closing seconds.
This was without a doubt one of the most entertaining matches to take place during the FIFA World Cup 2022. During the course of this match, Croatia had control of the ball for 51% of the time, while Croatia only had it for 49% of the time. A total of 488 of Croatia’s attempted passes were successful, and the team had 6 corner kicks. Croatia had a pass accuracy of 84%. On the other side, Morocco had 471 successful passes, an accuracy rate of 85% on their passes, and they were granted 3 corner kicks during this encounter. This game included a significant number of infractions all throughout its duration. During the course of this match, a total of 24 fouls were committed, with Croatia committing 13 and Morocco committing 11. There were a total of two yellow cards that were displayed, and both of them were for Morocco.
In this encounter, Croatia performed admirably in all facets of the game, including making passes, maintaining possession of the ball, and scoring goals, which finally led to the team’s victory. Despite the fact that Morocco was defeated, the country’s fans were incredibly proud of their team’s performance and worked hard to keep them inspired throughout the play.
This game had a total of three goals scored, with two of those goals coming from Croatia and one from Morocco. The whole scoring was accomplished in the first half of the game. Josko Gvardiol scored a magnificent goal for Croatia when the game was only 7 minutes old. This goal came right at the opening of the match. Josko delivered an excellent header, and the ball was sent into the back of the net of Morocco. But their joy was short-lived as Morocco’s Achraf Dari scored their first goal at 9 minutes into the game, which was only 2 minutes after the first goal was scored. Additionally, he was responsible for scoring the goal with his head. After scoring his first goal for his country in an international competition, he couldn’t hide the elation he felt. This was his first goal ever in any international competition. At that point in time, the score stood at 1-1, meaning that both teams had one point each.
At the 42 minute mark of the game, Croatia’s Mislav Orsic scored the goal that would prove to be the game-winning one. Despite the best efforts of both teams to score additional goals and keep up with the other teams, Croatia emerged victorious. At the completion of the first half, the score was 2-1, with Croatia holding a lead over their opponent.
In the second half, Morocco made a valiant effort to score goals and even had a few chances to do so, but they were unable to do so due to Croatia’s outstanding defense and goalkeeping. In spite of the fact that Croatia attempted to score goals as well, they were not successful, and as a result, the score remained the same. As a result, Croatia finished in third place, while Morocco finished in fourth place, in the FIFA World Cup 2022.
At the Lusail Stadium in Doha, Qatar, the FIFA World Cup 2022 Final will take place on Sunday, December 18 at 9:00 p.m. local time. In the championship match of the FIFA World Cup 2022, France and Argentina will square off against one another.
Croatia vs Morocco
|1st Half||2nd Half||Full Time|
Josko Gvardiol – (Croatia) – 7’
Achraf Dari – (Morocco) –9’
Mislav Orsic – (Croatia) – 42’