Croatia vs Morocco Football Head To Head History And All Time Record In FIFA World Cup

Croatia vs Morocco Football Head To Head History And All Time Record In FIFA World Cup

Everything you need to know about Croatia vs Morocco Third Place Playoff at the 2022 World Cup along with the match time, prediction and head to head stats

Croatia and Morocco will meet each other again as they fight it out for the third spot in the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar on Saturday.

The two teams entered the World Cup semi-final as the only ones who had not dropped a game in their five prior meetings (which includes one meeting between the two). However, both fell victim to stronger attacks. While Messi and Alvarez battered the Croat attack for an identical win with a score of 3-0 revenge (Croatia defeated Argentina 3-0 in the 2018 WC group stages), the hungry French coasted to their first World Cup victory without allowing their opponents to score.

Croatia vs Morocco Head To Head History And All Time Record In FIFA World Cup

 

Croatia vs Morocco FIFA World Cup 2022 Third Place Playoff Schedule, Head to Head, Predicted Starting XI, Formation, Odds, Live Stream

Ahead of reaching the semifinals, Croatia overthrew tournament favourites Brazil 4-2 on penalties while Morocco ended Cristiano Ronaldo’s last World Cup journey in tears as they knocked out Portugal 1-0.

Venue

Khalifa International Stadium, Qatar.

Schedule

The final match between Croatia and Morocco will be played on December 17, Saturday at 8:30 pm IST, 3:00 pm UK time and 10:00 am UK time.

Head to Head

– There have only been two meetings between the two sides, with Croatia winning one and drawing the other.

– In their first meeting, which took place in the 1996 Hassan 2 Trophy, Croatia prevailed 2-2 (7-6) on penalties. The second match ended in a scoreless draw during the group stages of the current World Cup in Qatar.

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Predicted Starting XI

Croatia: 4-3-3 

Dominik Livakovic, Borna Sosa, Ivan Perisic, Dejan Lovren, Mateo Kovacic, Andrej Kramaric, Luka Modric, Marcelo Brozovic, Mario Pasalic, Josko Gvardiol, Josip Juranovic

Morocco: 4-3-3

Yassine Bounou (GK), Achraf Hakimi, Jawad El Yamiq, Achraf Dari, Noussair Mazraoui;Azzedine Ounahi, Sofyan Amrabat, Selim Amallah ; Hakim Ziyech, Youssef En-Nesyri, Sofiane Boufal

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Prediction and Odds

It’s important to acknowledge Croatia’s consistency. They once again outperformed expectations to make it to the semi-finals of the 2019 FIFA World Cup, defeating the odds-on favourites Brazil on the way. They previously reached the finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Luka Modric, a renowned Real Madrid player who is most likely playing in his final World Cup, will be proud of his accomplishments with his country.

While on the other hand, by becoming the first African country to play in the tournament’s last four, Morocco created history. They will be incredibly proud of their competitive performances, together with manager Walid Regragui and his team. Now, players like Azzedine Ounahi of Angers and Sofyan Amrabat of Fiorentina will be highly sought after. Excellent first impressions have been left by Bono, Hakim Ziyech, Sofiane Boufal, and Achraf Hakimi. The Moroccans have, more importantly, make people happy with their celebrations and dedication. Anything can be said, but Croatia will enter the game favourite with Modric trying to end his last World Cup with a medal for Third Place on the podium. 

The Betting Odds for Croatia vs Morocco Third Place Playoff match can be found here.

Croatia vs Morocco Live Stream: Where To Watch?

USA: SiriusXM FC, UFORIA App, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, Futbol de Primera Radio, Telemundo, Sling, FOX Sports App, FOX Network, Foxsports.com.

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UK: ITV 1 or BBC One

India: Sports18, Jio Cinema