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Croatia defeats Morocco in World Cup third place competition

Croatia crushed Morocco 2-1 On the planet Cup third put play-off on Saturday, with Mislav Orsic twisting home the champ.

Josko Gvardiol, one of the stars of the competition in Qatar, headed Croatia into the lead in the seventh moment at the Khalifa Worldwide Arena yet Achraf Dari brought Morocco level immediately.

Orsic's dynamite twisting strike late in the primary half guaranteed Croatia brought back home the bronze decoration, the eleventh World Cup in succession an European group has completed third.

"It's a bronze decoration yet for us it resembles a gold decoration," Croatia mentor Zlatko Dalic said.

Walid Regragui, the Morocco mentor, said there was a ton for his group to gladly ponder after they turned into the main African semi-finalists in World Cup history.

"It's an unpleasant loss however I believe it's merited," said Regragui.

"We have a group that won't ever surrender. We'll recollect a great deal of matches, we will return more grounded. We've joined our country for a month, everyone was blissful."

Morocco, who had never gone past the last 16 preceding this World Cup, had flagged their expectation with a vivacious presentation against 2018 other participants Croatia in their initial game in Qatar.

The rematch was nothing similar to the cagey 0-0 attract the gathering stage, with Morocco goalkeeper Yassine Bounou perilously near passing the ball into his own net almost immediately.

Croatia before long flooded in front from a very much practiced free-kick as Ivan Perisic gestured Lovro Majer's clasp into the case back towards a jumping Gvardiol, who established his header into the corner.

Yet, Morocco hit back two minutes some other time when Hakim Ziyech's free-dismiss circled up from the head of Majer, permitting Dari to head past Dominik Livakovic.

Andrej Kramaric went directly at Bounou, who then did well to scoop the ball to somewhere safe as Marko Livaja shut in after he spilled a drive from Luka Modric.

Orsic nestled into by means of the post from the edge of the container to return Croatia on top before half-time following 18-year-old Morocco debutant Bilal El Khannouss lost the ball somewhere down in his half.

Orsic again went close minutes after the restart, his goalbound exertion brushing Jawad El Yamiq and effervescing barely past the post.

Croatia were incensed when Gvardiol tumbled inside the region when his foot gave off an impression of being gotten by Sofyan Amrabat, however there was no VAR audit.

It might have demonstrated a match-changing second had Youssef En-Nesyri found a far beyond Livakovic, who spread himself greatly to obstruct the striker from short proximity.

Mateo Kovacic put wide with the opportunity to put the game certain. Morocco had a late punishment bid turned down and En-Nesyri headed simply over however the Chart book Lions couldn't see as a way back after their notable run.

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