World Cup: Croatia and Morocco to battle for the third-place finish

After struggling a 3-0 defeat within the semi-finals towards Argentina, Croatia is again coaching in Doha for the third-place playoff towards Morocco.

Though the third-place match is commonly seen as a pleasant one, Croatian ahead Andrej Kramarić, set the document straight. He mentioned each Morocco and Croatia will struggle for the bronze medal. 

“They’re combating for his or her lives as a result of if you happen to win a medal at a World Cup you grow to be an immortal hero in your nation. That is the identical factor we’re going to do,” mentioned the Croatian ahead throughout a press convention.

Luka Modric and his group had been comfortably overwhelmed by a Lionel Messi-inspired Argentina on Tuesday.

For 37-year-old Modric, Saturday’s match is prone to be his last World Cup look.

The midfielder has received 161 caps for his nation since his debut in 2006.

In the meantime, Morocco might be trying to bounce again from their 2-0 loss to France.

Regardless of going 1-0 down within the opening minutes, the Atlas Lions fought valiantly and refused to buckle.

Helped by their buoyant supporters, they pushed the reigning champions within the second half however finally conceded a second purpose.

The Atlas Lions may need missed out on a spot within the last however they’re going to wish to wrap up a fairytale run on this World Cup with a historic third-place end.

The third-place playoffs will kick off on Saturday.

On Sunday, France and Argentina will lock horns to find out who will win soccer’s most prestigious trophy.