Croatia defeats Morocco to win 3rd place at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar
Two of the best defenses 🌟⚽️🏟️🏆
After Morocco lost to France and Croatia lost to Argentina, this left the two losing teams to play against each other for third place. This is the second to last match of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Croatia and Morocco both have been known more for their tremendous defense rather than their offense at this tournament. That doesn't mean the teams can't score, but they are more likely to be focused on preventing the other team from scoring.
This is without a doubt the less exciting of the two remaining games. With that said, it was not going to be a boring match and both teams would surely play their hearts out.
Let's talk about how it all went.
Let's recap the third-place match of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar...
Croatia🇭🇷 vs Morocco🇲🇦
My Prediction: Morocco
The start of this match was full of excitement. Although both teams were thought to be defensive-oriented, it was the total opposite to begin things. Croatia and Morocco both scored a goal within the first 10 minutes of play.
First, it was Croatia who was able to score off of a wonderful set piece. The kick lead to a header which lead to another header turned goal. What a play by Joško Gvardiol to score in the 7th minute.
Just two minutes later, Morocco responded in a big way. In a very similar fashion, the goal came off of a free kick, except this one was deflected by a Croatian player and then headed by Morocco. It was Achraf Dari who tied the game in the 9th minute.
Croatia continued to expose Morocco in transition. It took a while, but Croatia scored a second goal in the 42nd minute. It was a shot hit to perfection by Mislav Oršić.
Going into halftime, Croatia was up 2-1. Once kick-off for the second half was underway, both teams were right back to forcing the ball into the opposite end of the pitch as much as possible. Throughout the second half, there were many instances where the referee's calls were questionable. The main ref hadn't worked a match for over a month and then randomly got the third-place match. A bit odd to me, but I didn't look much further into it.
There were no goals scored in the second half. That means that Croatia was the victor and Morocco would have to accept going home in 4th place. Croatia got 2nd place at 2018's World Cup and 3rd place in 2022. Morocco made it further than any other African nation ever had previously. I believe both teams should be very proud of their achievements.
Result: 2-1 in favor of Croatia
It's almost over ⏳
Now only one match remains. Argentina will face France in the finals and it is looking to be the best match of the tournament. I am hoping that Messi and Argentina win it all, but if I was betting my money would be on Mbappé and France.
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france is kilo by kilo more than argentina as team, best times of messi are over since barcelona and one player does not win a game alone like in maradona' era was.
I thought the same going into the match, but Argentina used their last bit of fuel to survive and win the cup. What a match it was!
For an African country to reach the semi-finals here is really impressive. I'm not saying this to belittle them, but to remind you that this is a first in history, and I'm sure many people didn't expect Morocco to do it. Now we have the final in an hour and we will see what happens.
Africa has to be proud of Morocco for that.
In this time i am the football world cup. Argentina players gives his best. What a goal by Messi. Messi is a classical player. Hopefully Argentina win this world cup because he deserves it. Thanks for sharing your review about wordcup.
Argentina wins it all!
Yes i was so happy today.
Your hope for Argentina, one step away from the trophy. But your bet on France also really can't be ignored.
These two are the best teams and deserve to be in this Qatar Final. It's a bit difficult to make a choice for the betting market, right?
It is easy to make a choice if you are a fanatical fan of one of them.
The game went back and forth just like my thoughts prior to the game. One of the best soccer games of all-time. Argentina did it! Messi can finally rest easy.
i played soccer, i mean football, when i was growing up in OHIO. goalie was my usual spot, but i also like fullback and center..
looks like they got another kato mask..
Goalie is a lot of fun as long as you get some action, I tried it a few times. I played pretty much every position actually, but my favorite was being a goal-scoring striker.
😉🤙 nice, u like the action! :P I remember, i even had some gloves, they were just my snow gloves but I felt like the pro goalies.. :)
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Argentina already won in a well-deserved game and I finally saw the dream image of Leo Messi lifting the world cup
It was a beautiful thing to witness!
Argentina world champion and Messi the best player
A big congratulation to Croatia I must confess