The first game of Group F will be played between Morocco and Croatia at Al Bayt Stadium at Al Khor. The Croatian side surprised everyone by reaching the 2018 World Cup final but failed to cap off their tremendous run with a title.
Morocco is the perfect team to play spoiler for the Blazers. They are experienced enough and sturdy enough to even get a win. But whether this will truly happen, you better check out our Morocco vs Croatia prediction to see.
Morocco vs Croatia – Road to 2022 World Cup
Morocco played exceptionally well in the African World Cup qualifiers. They finished first without a defeat in Group I scheduling a match with DR Congo in the third round. They won without breaking a sweat by 5:2 on aggregate.
Meanwhile, Croatia had some trouble reaching the World Cup. They did finish first in Group H but were only a point away from second-placed Russia. The change of scenery in the Croatian national team that came after the legendary 2018 World Cup finally struck them hard and they are still trying to overcome it.
Morocco vs Croatia – Players To Watch
Morocco has a very talented squad and you would be amazed how many players of Moroccan descent play in some of the best leagues of Europe. However, the one that we need to highlight is definitely Achraf Hakimi, arguably the best right-back in the world. He will try to get his nation out of the group stage, which the Atlas Lions have only achieved once so far.
Luka Modric was named the best player of the tournament at the previous World Cup. He is going to lead the Checkered Ones in yet another conquest at a World Cup tournament. Luka isn’t getting any younger, but he showed that he is ageing a fine one with his latest performances for Real Madrid and with yet another Champions League title.
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