Croatia and Morocco to fight it out for bronze at Khalifa International Stadium.The two sides faced off on the opening matchday in Group F.
Match is likely to be Luka Modric’s last at the FIFA World Cup.Croatia and Morocco have one more game to play before they go home.
Beaten in the semi-finals by Argentina and France respectively, they will be vying for a place on the podium at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 when they meet at Khalifa International Stadium on Saturday. Both sides will be out to finish the tournament on a high and give their fans one last celebration and both can be proud of their efforts at Qatar 2022. Coming away with a medal will be the perfect way to a cap a memorable few weeks.
Starting XIs (probable):
Croatia (4-3-2-1): Livakovic; Juranovic, Lovren, Gvardiol, Sosa; Modric, Brozovic, Kovacic; Vlasic, Perisic; Kramaric. Coach: Dalic.
— HNS (@HNS_CFF) December 16, 2022
Morocco (4-3-3): Bounou; Hakimi, El Yamiq, Dari, Mazraoui; Ounahi, Amrabat, Amallah; Ziyech, En-Nesyri, Boufal. Coach: Regragui.
📷 صور الندوة الصحفية قبل لقاء الغد أمام منتخب كرواتيا 🇭🇷
— Équipe du Maroc (@EnMaroc) December 16, 2022
Referee: Abdulrahman Al Jassim (QAT) Assistant referees: Taleb Al Marri (QAT), Saoud Al Maqaleh (QAT) Fourth official : Raphael Claus (BRA)
Head to head :
The two sides faced each other on the first matchday in Group F, playing out a goalless draw at Al Bayt Stadium.
This is the second time Croatia have contested the match for third place. The Vatreni played their first at France 1998, when they beat Netherlands 2-1 to claim bronze.
Morocco could become the first African team to earn third place at the World Cup.