Croatia & Morocco meet again for the third-place playoff after their not-so-eventful 0–0 draw in the group stage.

Many consider this match to be of low priority and thus in this game so we can expect lots of changes to starting line-up. So stay vigilant & make changes when the squad gets announced.

Both teams will have to be up for this one, as this is the last chance for a chance at a medal, so things could get heated on the pitch. Let’s have a look at the players we should watch out for in this fixture.



Morocco is a well-organized side & does not score a lot of goals, but when they do score, Ziyech (10.2 credits) and En-Nesyri (9.3 credits) are involved.

Ivan Perišić (9.9 credits) & Andrej Kramari (9.1 credits) are the only 2 Croatian strikers worth considering.


Kovačić. Source:

Although Luka Modrić (8.8 credits) did not directly contribute to any goals for Croatia throughout this Tournament due to his significantly deeper role in the midfield, he is still their most important player along with Mateo Kovačić (8.1 credits).

Sofyan Amrabat (8.3 credits) has been the best Moroccan player in this tournament, aided by Azzedine Ounahi (7.5 credits) and Selim Amallah (7.4 credits).


Gvardiol. Source:

With the probability of a clean sheet low for this match both the attacking fullback, Achraf Hakimi (7.4 credits) & Borna Sosa (7.2 credits) are good options. Hakimi has been one of the top defenders with 490 total points earned during this World Cup.

Aguerd is out again so we can expect Jawad El Yamiq (7 credits) to replace him in starting lineup along with Noussair Mazraoui (7.3 credits).

Joško Gvardiol (7.2 credits) has been arguably the standout defender in this WorldCup with all the elite clubs looking to bid for him.


Bono. Source:

Morocco with one of the best defenses at the World Cup having kept 4 clean sheets. But considering their injury list, picking Bono (5.4 credits) could be a risky bet.

Croatia has a similar clean sheet probability to Morocco, but Dominik Livakovi (5.4 credits)has shown that he can also collect points for saves.


Third-place games are usually high-scoring affairs, so don’t expect a clean sheet. Our pick would be 3–4–3 or 3–5–2 for this match.

This match promises to be a great curtain call for the tournament for both teams. Let’s see if Croatia or Morocco can prove the best and claim that elusive third-place finish.

What Next?

So there you have it, a comprehensive preview of the quality players who are set to light up the World Cup semifinals. Now all that is left to do, is to pick your team and make sure you win the Krida Fans fantasy game!

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