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FIFA World Cup Croatia vs Morocco: Morocco gave a tough fight to last time’s runner-up Croatia, the match ended in a goalless draw

FIFA World Cup Croatia vs Morocco: Today (23 November) in the FIFA World Cup 2022, a thrilling match was played between Croatia and Morocco, which ended in a 0-0 draw without any goal. Morocco gave a tough fight to the Croatia team, which was the runner-up of the last World Cup.

This was the first clash between Croatia and Morocco, which ended without any result. Croatia team is at number 12 in FIFA’s world rankings. While the Moroccan team is at number 22. In such a situation, there is not much difference in the ranking between the two teams.

The second half of the match was more exciting

With the start of the second half, Pasalik scored a goal for Croatia in the 48th minute itself. But the luck of the team was bad and it was declared an offside goal. In this way the match again remained equal to 0-0. The game of the second half was more exciting than the first half. Both the teams attempted quick goals, but none could succeed.

In the second half, both teams attempted goals like this

  • In the 51st minute, Mezriaui and Boufal made two goal target shots for the Moroccan team, but Croatia failed the attempt.
  • In the 52nd minute, Croatia made two target shots for the goal. Perisic and Lovren took these shots, but could not score.
  • Hakimi of the Moroccan team had reached the goal in the 65th minute. He also made a target shot, but missed.
  • In the 72nd minute, Croatia’s Lovren also had a chance to score, but he missed. If his shot had converted into a goal, Croatia could have been the match winner.

First half ended in a goalless draw

In the match, the Croatia team was seen making pressure from the beginning. But the defenders of the Moroccan team did not give them a single chance. However, the Moroccan team also could not score. There was no offside goal in the first half either. In this half, be it pass accuracy or possession, Croatia team looked overwhelming in every case. The maximum number of passes were also of Croatia with 309. While Morocco had 216.

The target was hit only once in the first half i.e. an attempt was made for the goal. This shot was also fired from Croatia’s side. But Morocco did not allow Croatia to succeed in scoring. In the first half, Croatia committed 7 fouls and Morocco committed 6 fouls.

Starting 11 of Morocco and Croatia

Moroccan team: Yassin Bono, Ashraf Hakimi, Nusser Mezriaui, Sofiane Amrabat, Naif Agudeid, Romain Saiss, Hakim Ziyek, Azzedine Ounaheel, Salim Amlah, Sofiane Boufal and Youssef N-Nesiri.

Croatia Team: Dominik Livkovic, Ivan Perisic, Dejan Lovlen, Mateo Kovacic, Andrej Kramaric, Luka Modric, Marcelo Brojovic, Nikola Vlasic, Borna Sosa, Josco Guardiol and Josip Juranovic.

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