Morocco take on Croatia for 3rd and place in history

Qatar World Cup. Image: ArifAsif/

17:55 – And that’s it- The dream is over but Morocco can rightly be proud. Croatia take a well-deserved third spot with a 2-1 win. 

17:54 – A cracking chance from Morocco that goes just over and lands on the top of the net. 

17:45 – Six minutes of extra time to be played with Croatia still having the upper hand, have Morocco got a little something special saved to force extra time? It’s not looking that way with the team short of chances in the second half. 

17:01 – And the second half kicks off with an early chance for Croatia. Morocco made one change at half time with QPR’s Chair replacing Sabiri for his first appearance in the tournament. 

16:47 – With two minutes extra time played the whistle goes for the end of the first half.  An evenly-matched game in which Croatia have the upper hand so far.

16:42 Orsic finds the back of the net with a first time that bends past the goalie hitting the far post before going in. Croatia 2 – Morocco 1. 

16:09 – Morocco are back in the game and the scores are level. A free kick whipped in by Ziyech is headed high into the air by defender Majer only for the onrushing Dari to head past Livakovic. 

16:07 – A free kick sends Gvardio diving to open the scoring Croatia 1 – Morocco 0. 

16:03 – Morocco’s goalkeeper makes one almighty fluff trying to play out from the back, his miscued kick going straight across the goal mouth for a corner. Nearly an own goal. 

16:00 – Croatia kicks off in a game that is likely to be highly charged. 

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Peter McLaren-Kennedy

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