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World Cup 2022: Croatia beats Morocco for third place


The match for third place in the World Cup 2022 he started.

Without a championship on the line, Croatia and Morocco met on Saturday night in Qatar, and the two teams did not disappoint as Croatia won the match for third place, 2-1.

Mislav Orsic of Croatia celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal with Ivan Perisic of Croatia during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 third place match between Croatia and Morocco at Khalifa International Stadium on December 17, 2022 in Doha, Qatar.
(Mohammad Karamali/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

Croatia, which failed to reach the World Cup final in two consecutive tournaments after lose to Argentina in the semifinal, he quickly got on the board.

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In the 7th minute, Josko Gvardiol scored with a header to put Croatia up 1-0.

The lead didn’t last long as Morocco quickly leveled the score at one goal each with a 9th-minute strike from Achraf Dari.

The first-half fireworks didn’t end there, as Croatia took a 2-1 halftime lead on a 42nd-minute Mislav Orsic goal.

The second half was a defensive struggle, as neither team was able to get the ball into the back of the net.

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Croatia finished the match with 12 shots (four on target) while Morocco managed two shots on target in 90 minutes and extra time.

Mislav Orsic of Croatia celebrates after scoring his team's second goal with Ivan Perisic of Croatia during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 third place match between Croatia and Morocco at Khalifa International Stadium on December 17, 2022 in Doha, Qatar.

Mislav Orsic of Croatia celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal with Ivan Perisic of Croatia during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 third place match between Croatia and Morocco at Khalifa International Stadium on December 17, 2022 in Doha, Qatar.
(Mohammad Karamali/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

Finish the match for third place The miracle race of Morocco at the 2022 World Cup as they became the first African nation to reach the semi-final round.

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Morocco was led by their defense throughout their World Cup run, allowing just one goal before the semi-finals when they conceded twice in a loss to France.

Mislav Orsic of Croatia celebrates after scoring his team's second goal with his teammates during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 third place match between Croatia and Morocco at Khalifa International Stadium on December 17, 2022 in Doha , Qatar.

Mislav Orsic of Croatia celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal with teammates during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 third place match between Croatia and Morocco at Khalifa International Stadium on December 17, 2022 in Doha , Qatar.
(Mohammad Karamali/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

It was a rematch of the World Cup opener for both teams, as Croatia and Morocco drew 0-0 in the group stage.

Croatia last finished third in the 1998 World Cup.



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