The national team settled for fourth place in the World Cup competitions, after losing the standings match against its Croatian counterpart, with a score of two goals to one, in a match hosted by the “Khalifa International” stadium in the capital, Doha.
The Croatian players were the first to score through defender Jusko Gvardiol, via a focused header that settled in the net of Yassin Bono.
But the Lions’ response came quickly through the heart of the Moroccan defence, Ashraf Dari, the latter took advantage of a rebound from one of the Croatian defenders, to put it into the net, announcing the equalizer.
Commander Luka Modric’s companions waited for the 42nd minute of the interview, in order to advance again through player Mislav Orsic.
In the second half, the sons of coach Walid Rakraki tried to bring the score back to a tie again, through some attempts by striker Youssef Al-Nusairi, the most dangerous of which was his shot towards the goal, but Levakovic successfully blocked it.
The Croatian national team achieved third place for the second time in its history after it had previously occupied this position in the 1998 World Cup in France.