On December 17, the match for the third place of the World Cup took place in Qatar, in which the national teams of Croatia and Morocco played. The teams met at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha.
World Cup 2022
Goals: J. Gvardiol 7′ – (1-0), A. Dari 9′ – (1-1). M. Orsic 42′ – (2-1).
It took only 7 minutes for Croatia to score in this match thanks to Josko Gvardiol.
An exciting defender, with a head jump, sent the ball into the goal, which made the score 1-0. However, Morocco hit back almost immediately and Ashraf Dari landed a header of his own to equalize.
At the end of the first half, Croatia regained their lead thanks to Orsic’s brilliant curling, which proved to be the winner.
Croatia beat Morocco 2-1 in the third place match and confirmed the consolation prize in the competition.
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Ivan Perisic (Croatia) – probably the footballer has not been so active in previous matches, but in the match against Morocco, the footballer showed a good game, providing an assist in the first goal.
The success of the Moroccan team at the 2022 World Cup
Morocco deserves a lot of credit for their performance at the 2022 World Cup, with a major success of becoming the first African team to reach the semi-finals.
Team statistics for the 2022 World Cup:
|Total goals scored||6|
|Total goals conceded||5|