Croatia defeated Morocco 2-1 and won the honor of third place in the World Cup in Qatar 2022

Croatia defeated Morocco and won the honor of third place in the World Cup in Qatar
Croatia defeated Morocco and won the honor of third place in the World Cup in Qatar
Khushbu Kumari

With goals from Gvardiol and Orsic, Croatia took third place from Qatar and the $30 million prize. Croatia repeats the third place as in the World Cup in France 1998

The Croatian national team defeated Morocco 2-1 in the match for third place and thus culminated their participation in Qatar 2022. As in the 1998 World Cup, Croatia finished in third place, this being the third best place that he has achieved after the runner-up in 2018.

This is one of the games where both teams play for the honor and the economic prize for the one that finishes in third position. For Morocco it represents the first team that played 7 matches in a World Cup.

The third meeting was not out of place and kept emotions high during the 90 minutes. At the Khalifa International Stadium, there were goals . In the 7th minute, Croatia set up a set piece with a free kick that Ivan Perisic headed in before Josko Gvardiol launched himself from the popcorn and opened the scoring for the Croats.

Gvardiol has been one of the best central defenders throughout the tournament, at only 20 years of age, and is expected to be one of the most sought-after players by the big European clubs at the end of the tournament. Chelsea has been one of the teams most interested in the Croatian central defender.

Morocco's equalizer was not long in coming. In another set piece play, Achraf Dari headed past goalkeeper Livakovic, who let the ball bounce into the small area giving the Moroccans an error to level the score on 9 minutes.

Before the end of the first half, Mislav Orsic signed one of the best goals of the tournament. The Croatian took advantage of a pass after a series of rebounds and from outside the area he hung a shot to the post that entered and the Moroccan goalkeeper Bono could not do anything. With this score, the Croats went into the second half with a 2-1 lead.

With this victory, Croatia receives a prize of $30 million, and Morocco takes $25 million. An award given by FIFA for two teams that fought to reach the final stages.

They also represent possibly the last World Cup for the likes of Luka Modric, Ivan Perisic, Dejan Lovren, and Ante Rebic.

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