Canada Global (Web News) Croatia left Qatar on a high note after defeating injury-plagued Morocco 2-1 in the World Cup third-place playoff on Saturday. They had once again surpassed expectations after reaching the final in 2018.
Although they lost, Morocco still has reason to celebrate after being the first African team to go to a World Cup semifinal.
Two early goals inside the first nine minutes set the tone for a tense match, with Achraf Dari cancelling out Josko Gvardiol’s opening goal for Croatia.
The bronze medal may have been little more than solace for Croatia and Morocco after their semi-final exits to Argentina and France, respectively, but both teams were keen to avenge their semi-final losses.