Croatia is the third in the world to win over Morocco

Croatia is the third in the world to win over Morocco

- World Soccer Today -

The 2022 FIFA World Cup continued live on Saturday, with Croatia beating Morocco for third place at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar.

It's the penultimate game of the 2022 World Cup ahead of Sunday's final between Argentina and France (coverage begins at 9 a.m. ET ).

Morocco had dreamed of reaching the semi-finals, but were just one step away from becoming the first African country to reach the semi-finals. Meanwhile, Croatia quelled skeptics that the team could replicate its 2018 success and showed it could be a multi-year contender Come. Both teams are still approaching Saturday's game, as it was in the World Cup final.

Here are the top plays!

Croatia vs. Morocco highlights

 FINAL: Croatia 2, Morocco 1 

 7': GOAL! 

Croatia opened the scoring in the opening minutes, with defender Josko Gvadiol's header through to give Croatia the lead.

Croatia's Josko Gvardiol scores against Morocco in 6 minutes

 9': Got it right back! 

Morocco leveled moments later when defender Achraf Dari headed home.

Morocco's Achraf Dari scored against Croatia in nine minutes

 24':  Bono  says no 

Croatia almost regained the lead when midfielder Luka Modric fired a reasonable shot, but the Moroccan goalkeeper rejected the attempt.

 The finesse 

Moroccan midfielder Sofiane Boufal has a great pass.

 42': Croatia pounces 

Morocco were unable to save the ball from danger and Croatia took advantage when striker Mislav Orsic scored from the right side of the net. At halftime, Croatia leads 2-1.

Croatia's Mislav Orsic scores against Morocco in the 42nd minute

 Emotional injury 

Croatia striker Andriy Kramaric was emotional when he left the field with an injury early in the second half.

 75': Almost! 

Morocco had a great chance to equalize when striker Youssef En-Nesyri tried from close range, but goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic denied it before Croatia took it away from the net.

 90+6': A little high 

En-Nesyri's last header was just north of the net and it would be the final goal of the game.

 Pregame scene 

Exit and national anthem between Croatia and Morocco before third-place match

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