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Croatia vs. Morocco live updates: Croatia leads in second half

The 2022 FIFA World Cup continues Saturday live on FOX with Morocco taking on Croatia at Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar in the tournament’s third-place game.

It is the penultimate match in this 2022 World Cup ahead of Sunday’s final between Argentina and France (coverage begins at 9 a.m. ET on FOX and the FOX Sports app).

Morocco had a dream run to the semifinals before falling just short of the ultimate goal, becoming the first African nation to make it that far. Croatia, meanwhile, hushed the doubters who were skeptical the team could replicate its success from 2018 and showed it can be a contender for years to come. Both teams are still approaching Saturday’s game like it is the World Cup final.

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Croatia vs. Morocco

7′: GOAL!

Croatia struck first in the opening minutes, as defender Josko Gvardiol knocked in a straight-on header to give it the early lead.

Croatia’s Josko Gvardiol scores goal vs. Morocco in 6′

9′: Got it right back!

Mere moments later, Morocco evened up the score at one apiece when defender Achraf Dari knocked in a close-up header.

Morocco’s Achraf Dari scores goal vs. Croatia in 9′

24′: Bono says no

Croatia nearly took the lead back when midfielder Luka Modric got off a reasonable shot, but the Morocco goalkeeper denied the attempt.

The finesse

Morocco midfielder Sofiane Boufal pulled off this pretty pass.

42′: Croatia pounces

Morocco was unable to get the ball out of harm’s way, and Croatia took advantage when forward Mislav Orsic smacked in a score on the right side of the net. Croatia took a 2-1 lead, which was the score at halftime.

Croatia’s Mislav Orsic scores goal vs. Morocco in 42′

Pregame scene

Croatia and Morocco’s walk-outs and national anthems ahead of third place game

Pregame chatter

Stay tuned for updates!

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