Croatia and Morocco lock horns for the second time at the 2022 World Cup in the third-place play-off. The pair previously faced off in their first group match when there was nothing to separate them as they played out a 0-0 draw.
Zlatko Dalić’s side enjoyed a fantastic run to a second successive World Cup semi-final. The Croats defeated Canada, Japan and pre-tournament favourites Brazil en route to the last four before going down against Argentina. This could be a final World Cup appearance for the iconic Luka Modric – he would love to sign off with his first goal of the tournament. Ivan Perisic has been their most effective forward, netting once and assisting twice in six appearances.
Morocco have been the surprise package of the 2022 World Cup. They became the first African nation to reach the tournament semi-finals after beating Canada, Belgium, Spain and Portugal. Defensively, the Atlas Lions have been exceptional throughout the competition. Before their 2-0 semi-final defeat against France, they had conceded one goal in five matches, with goalkeeper Yassine Bounou vital to that effort. ‘Bono’ is the favourite in our Golden Glove Betting market. Can he secure the award with a fifth clean sheet?
Croatia won in their only previous appearance in the third-place play-off (1998). Can they repeat the feat at the Khalifa International Stadium? Or will Morocco become the first African country to finish third? Bet on Croatia v Morocco at the World Cup with BetVictor.
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