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World Cup: courageous Morocco stands as much as Modric’s Croatia (0-0)

Morocco stands as much as Croatia! (0-0)

Held in verify at Al-Khor, Luka Modric’s Croatia started their World Cup at a gradual trot in opposition to an attention-grabbing and deserving Morocco. Like a terrific Yassine Bounou within the aim, the Atlas Lions supplied a great resistance and gleaned a great level in opposition to the finalist of the final version. Not a great operation for the Croats in a raised rooster (Belgium, Canada).

90’+6 Morocco holds agency

Final harmful free kick for Croatia, which brings everybody up. However it’s Hamdallah who sends again the pinnacle and relieves his camp.

90’+4 The Atlas Lions on the finish of the hassle

Morocco put its final forces into battle and resisted the Croatian climbs, pushed by their public. Hakimi’s companions could have delivered a brave rating till the tip.

90’+1 Further time

Six extra minutes minimal on this match, which stretches with out nice alternatives now. The Moroccan protection, guided by a great Aguerd, continues to be holding up.

90′ Final change for Croatia

The Croats play their final cartridge with the entry of Orsic, who replaces Perisic. Dalic continues to be hoping for a shot within the final minutes of play.

87′ State

Croatia have misplaced their first match in three of their 5 World Cup appearances, the exceptions being 1998 (semi-final) and 2018 (last).

84′ Croatia doesn’t let go

As on the finish of the primary interval, the Croats accelerated the tempo and took the higher hand technically over the Moroccans who caught out their tongues. The adjustments made by Regragui ought to breathe new life into his gamers.

82′ Double change for Morocco

Hamdallah and Sabiri are launched by Regragui for these final 10 minutes. En-Nesyri and Ounahi return to the bench.

80′ Entry into play of a Ligue 1 crack

On the Croatian facet, the proficient Rennais Majer takes the place of Kovacic.

78′ Yellow card for Amrabat

Extreme dedication from Amrabat, behind Modric. The biscuit is nicely deserved.

75′ Our journalist retraced the course of the Moroccan coach

73′ Ezzalzouli along with his head within the handlebars

Ez triggers a counter at thousand per hour with the ball on the foot, and goes in a small quantity to the opposing floor. He’s lastly taken over by a great Croatian return, with out fail.

71 What a defensive gesture from En-Nesyri! (0-0)

Offset free kick for the Croats, kicked close to the touchline by Modric. The ball is on the verge of being taken again at shut vary by Pasalic, however En-Nesyri performs an acrobatic gesture as elegant as it’s decisive to take away it within the air!

71′ Change for Croatia

Little highlighted on the peak, Kramaric is changed by Livaja.

69′ Bounou’s brave exit

66′ New change for Morocco

Boufal is out, changed by the participant educated at Barça, Ezzalzouli, referred to as Ez Abde.

65′ Hakimi’s super-powerful free kick!! (0-0)

New fault from Modric, maybe the fifth or sixth, he must be cautious of him who already has a yellow. The Atlas Lions have a great free kick to barter, Hakimi is offset by a teammate and arms an overpowered shot that Livakovic pushes again as greatest he can with each fists!!

63′ The Lions are biting

The Moroccans burst with power from their very own half of the sector and Hakimi’s blocked cross is extraordinarily harmful within the Croatian floor. However no associate is on the trajectory to renew, it is a disgrace.

61′ Substitution for Morocco as a consequence of damage

Touched, Mazraoui should give approach. He’s changed, on a stretcher, Attiyat-Allah enters the observe.

59′ The tile for Morocco, Mazraoui asks for change

Closely fell a couple of minutes earlier after his diving header, the Bayern Munich facet will be unable to proceed. He gestures to his bench.

56′ The Moroccan hero is down

The sport is interrupted whereas Bounou stays on the bottom, the goalkeeper took a participant with full power by throwing himself on this nook. The healers intervene for a second earlier than Bounou can resume, nicely shaken.

53′ Amrabat on his line!! (0-0)

It was very, very popular in stride within the Moroccan space, on a nook that Bounou courageously repelled by throwing himself on the bottom within the mass. Lovren throws himself to deal with the ball in the direction of the aim in stride, however Amrabat pushes again in entrance of his line!

51′ Mazraoui’s diving header! (0-0)

Harmful state of affairs within the Croatian floor, following a lightning assault from Morocco. Mazraoui advantages from a blocked ball to position a diving header in opposition to Livakovic, who counters with one hand at a good angle!

50′ Bounou in Neuer mode on the finish of the primary act

48′ Zlatko Dalic hasn’t modified something but

Let’s have a look at how Croatia reorganized with this imposed change. Pasalic is extra of a midfield participant than a facet participant, however he appears to have taken over Vlasic’s place on the proper wing for now.

46′ It is again to the Al-Bayt stadium! (0-0)

Touched within the first interval, Vlasic gave approach to Pasalic on the Croatian facet on the break.


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HALF-TIME. Morocco stands as much as Croatia on the break! (0-0)

The Croats of Luka Modric don’t discover the answer in opposition to a beneficiant Morocco within the effort and nicely organized. The companions of Hakim Ziyech, hard-hitting, even posed some considerations to the finalists of the 2018 World Cup, though too imprecise within the final 30 meters. The Vatreni had a giant scoring state of affairs on the finish of the interval, however Yassine Bounou was decisive (forty fifth). We nonetheless count on a little bit extra spectacle within the second act, gents!

45’+1 Modric hits above! (0-0)

Whereas two additional minutes are introduced by the fourth referee, the Croats end very sturdy and Modric takes benefit of a badly returned ball to set off a heavy shot above the bar!

45′ Large state of affairs, lastly, for Croatia!! (0-0)

After a primary exit removed from his line of Bounou, the hazard rapidly returns with Croats mounted in quantity. From the left, Sosa crosses to the bottom for Vlasic who cuts and resumes going through aim, Bounou is on parade with one leg!

44′ Vlasic is stronger than that

Ultimately, Vlasic will grit his enamel. He discovered the garden after benefiting from the miracles of the magic bomb on the fringe of the sector.

42′ Sport interrupted, Vlasic touched?

Ziyech forcefully claims a foul by Brozovic close to the Croatian nook submit, his opponent doesn’t play the ball in any respect. Throughout this time, Vlasic remained on the bottom, he appears to have muscle accidents.

40′ State

That is Croatia’s sixth World Cup look. Within the earlier 5, the Croatians have both been eradicated within the group stage (3 occasions) or reached at the least the semi-finals (2 occasions, together with the ultimate in 2018).

37′ The counter for nothing of the Vatreni

Brozovic launches the counter from the central circle avoiding an opposing deal with. He sends a shallow cross to Vlasic on the proper, who locks himself in however manages to cross. With out nice hazard for the Moroccan central protection.

33′ Few appetizing issues to eat

We’re nonetheless ready for good alternatives on this match, which is fairly padlocked by good defenses. We overview the largest state of affairs up to now, the Perisic mine.

30′ Modric units foot

The 2018 Ballon d’Or repeats uncommon fouls in midfield, because the Moroccans apply themselves to beginning on the bottom from behind. the Vatreni can now not discover offensive options, and are rising impatient.

27′ Hakimi makes you dizzy

If Modric is the hub of his crew, the Croatian genius has been enjoying rather less in a chair for a couple of minutes and the rise of the Atlas Lions. The rises of the laterals, like Hakimi, pose considerations for the Croatian block which finds itself usually unbalanced.

21′ Yellow card for Modric, free kick for nothing for Ziyech

Very harmful free kick conceded by Modric, who receives a yellow after a giant full axis sole 20 meters in entrance of his floor. Ziyech shoots from the left however curls his shot immediately into the opposing wall.

19′ En-Nesyri misses his header

The Moroccan response is not going to have taken lengthy on the proper with a one-two nicely exploited by Ziyech, who sends a love from the middle in the direction of the far submit. En-Nesyri appears in a great place to renew however misses the ball with a header.

17′ The mine of Perisic! (0-0)

Responsible lack of ball by Amrabat in his half of the sector, which involuntarily serves Perisic. This one just isn’t chilly within the eyes and arms a giant firecracker from the left which doesn’t cross far above the crossbar of Bounou!

14′ The Atlas Lions achieve confidence

The Moroccans have been higher for a couple of minutes and handle to search out some flaws within the opposing protection. After a header from En-Nesyri, Ziyech tries twice to strike, it’s countered every time by a Croat.

9′ Morocco will increase the depth

The Atlas Lions are popping out of their shell a bit however are at the moment struggling to actually method Livakovic’s floor with the ball at their ft. Whereas the Croats flip behind, Ziyech just isn’t removed from stealing the ball from Gvardiol however commits the fault.

6′ First nook for the Croats

The Moroccans are dominated and Saïss concedes a nook earlier than haranguing his teammates to actually enter their match. After a mix with Kovacic, Modric crosses on the far submit on Gvardiol’s header. The ball sails dangerously into the world earlier than being cleared.

4′ The anticipated begin of the match

Modric’s teammates put their foot on the ball at the beginning of the sport, probably not a shock. We count on the skilled Croatians fairly in management in opposition to the younger Atlas Lions, who put quite a lot of strain on restoration.

1′ It is off to Al-Khor! (0-0)

It was the Moroccans, in purple, who kicked off this Group F match!


The hymns will ring out!

The gamers made their entrance on the garden of the Al-Bayt stadium, accompanied by the referee of the assembly, the Argentinian Fernando Rapallini.


Modric as soon as once more transcended by the World Cup?

Nonetheless as virtuoso regardless of his 37 years, Luka Modric has misplaced a few of his former physique however nothing in his potential to ship caviar to his Actual Madrid teammates. From the highest of his 154 alternatives, the 2018 Ballon d’Or is Croatia’s important participant. Boss of the midfield, he’s additionally chargeable for changing penalties.


Group F guarantees to be thrilling

With 4 wins of their final 4 video games, Croatia secured their qualification for the Ultimate 4 of the League of Nations. Winners particularly of reigning world champion France (0-1) on the garden of the Tricolores, the Croats confirmed that their growing older technology may nonetheless shine. The Atlas Lions stay on 4 video games with out defeat, however to place into perspective given the extent of their opponents (South Africa, Liberia, Chile and Paraguay). In such a powerful pool, getting a spot within the prime two will essentially require a feat, even when Canada appears inside their attain.

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