Croatia 2-1 Morocco: Modric finish on a high, wins bronze; Atlas Lions fail final test

Croatia beat Morocco 2-1 in the third place match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup to finish with a bronze medal.

Captain Luka Modric inspired his side to a bronze medal win in Qatar after reaching the final four years ago.

An early goal from Josko Gvardiol’s powerful header broke the deadlock after just seven minutes of action. But Achraf Dari clapped back for Morocco almost immediately in the same fashion.

Three minutes before the end of the first half, Mislav Orsic’s incredible strike beat goalkeeper Yassine Bono as Croatia went back in front.

No goal was scored in the second 45 minutes as the period was coloured with substitutions caused by players fatigue.

Morocco return to Africa with their head up high as their fans were seen in celebration mood at the Khalifa International Stadium despite the outcome of the game.



Croatia 2-1 Morocco

70′ Croatia 2-1 Morocco

Lots of substitutions have been made.

60′ Croatia 2-1 Morocco

47′ Double corner kick for Croatia, taken by Modric, and defended by Morocco


We are back for the second 45 minutes

No way Bono could have stopped that strike. NO WAY.


Croatia 2-1 Morocco at the break

Mislav Orsic with the 42nd minute goal


Croatia takes the lead again

40′ Croatia 1-1 Morocco


28′ En Nesyri outrun the ball, could not find his head to a cross by Hakimi.

24′ Bono denies Modric, parries his shot away

20′ Croatia 1-1 Morocco

Dari’s 9th minute header brings Morocco back in the game.

10′ Dari‘s header equalised for Morocco in the 9th minute


Morocco clap back real quick.

Mask-man Gvardiol is the scorer


Croatia takes the lead through a powerful 7th minute header.

3′ What was that Bono?


We are underway for the third place match.

The fans are set.

Morocco’s lineup is as strong as ever.

Old Boy Modric is still the one leading his team out of the dugout.


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