Swept by Argentina in the semi-finals on Tuesday, Croatia want to bounce back for this match of 3rd place.
Defeated by France on Wednesday, the Moroccan selection has the opportunity to take the bronze medal from the reigning vice-world champion.
The match will be played on the lawn of the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, which can accommodate 40,000 seats.
After meeting in the first match of Group F at the World Cup in Qatar (0-0), the Croats and Moroccans meet again for the match for 3rd place on Saturday afternoon.
Beaten in the semi-finals, respectively by Argentina and by the French team, the two selections have the opportunity to end their beautiful epic in the Middle East on a good note.
This match will oppose the Vatreni, 12th in the FIFA rankings, to the Atlas Lions, 22nd.
On which channel to watch the match Croatia - Morocco?
The small World Cup final between the Traveni and Morocco will be broadcast on TF1, in clear, as well as on beIN Sports 1 and beIN Sports 5, only for subscribers, this Saturday, December 17 at 2 p.m.
Croatia want a 3rd medal
Bronze medalist at France 98 and silver in 2018, the checkered selection intends to grab a new place on the podium.
After having eliminated the big favorite of the competition, Brazil, on penalties, we can already say that she has worn the colors of her country.
While the Croats' draw against Morocco was seen as a failure, it was actually a good result, as their coach pointed out at a press conference.
For the last Ballon d'Or World Cup 2018 Luka Modric (37), no doubt his teammates would dream of giving him a 3rd place as a farewell gift.
Despite a heavy defeat against the Argentines in the semi-finals (0-3), the Croats showed that they had the resources to overthrow mountains.
Carried by their hero in goal, Dominik Livakovic, they can bring down any team.
The Moroccans, for a first
Never has an Arab country finished in the first three places of a World Cup.
Constantly evolving during the World Cup, the Atlas Lions suffered a setback against the Blues (0-2).
Even if they sometimes made Didier Deschamps' men doubt, the Moroccans said goodbye to their dream of a final in Qatar.
Croatian coach Zlatko Dalic sees this team as “a close-knit and compact squad.
He beat Belgium, Spain and Portugal.
These players are awesome!
It must be said that with Bounou, Hakimi, En-Nesiry, Ziyech and others, Regragui's men showed the best face of Morocco.
Even if the latter considers “being in the place of the idiot” since the lost semi-final, he should smile again if he wins the bronze medal.
Three months after taking office, it would still be (very) strong!
In view of its latest surprises, we can even say that it is the revelation team of the competition.
It should even be pushed by many supporters present on the spot, as in the semi-finals.
Between two wounded beasts, this duel promises to be interesting.
It will be an ideal appetizer before Sunday's clash between the Albiceleste and the Blues!
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