Morocco will play Croatia in the first round of the group stage of the World Cup. The match will take place on November 23. Will Croatia falter against Morocco?
The reigning vice-champion of the world is strong in any personnel combination. “The Cletus are capable of beating anyone, as they have proven many times before.
Croatia has won its last five matches. Among them, they beat formidable opponents: twice – Denmark, once – Austria and once – France. In their last match, the team defeated Saudi Arabia away with a minimal score of 1-0.
The most recent defeat for the Balkans was on June 6 this year, when they were defeated on home soil by Austria (0:3) in the League of Nations.
Morocco is the second African team in history to qualify for the World Cup and the first team from the “black” continent to qualify for the group stage of the World Cup.
In the African Nations Cup Qualifiers, the “lions” got off to a good start and managed to score 6 points after two matches and topped the Group K standings.
First Morocco team defeated South Africa on home field with a score of 2-1, and after that in the away match “lions” as well were able to overcome such an opponent as Liberia, beating them with a score of 0:2.
Since then, Morocco has played five friendly matches. The team had a 2-2 draw with Qatar and a 0-0 draw with Paraguay, and also defeated Jamaica (3-0), Chile (2-0) and Georgia (3-0).
The Croats are the clear favorites in this meeting. The only question is how many points will be the difference in their score.
But at least the victory of the Croatian team looks very confident.