Morocco vs. Croatia: Modric and company were unclear and the match ended goalless

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Summary of the first game of Group F

The marker did not have any movement, so Croatia and Morocco left the stadium with a point.

Qatar 2022 – Morocco 0 vs Croatia 0 – Match summary

Game over

A game with few goal opportunities came to an end without the teams being able to penetrate the rival goal. Morocco and Croatia are placed with one point each and will await the result of the match between Belgium and Canada.

Soccer Football - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 - Group F - Morocco v Croatia - Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, Qatar - November 23, 2022 Croatia's Luka Modric REUTERS/Hannah Mckay
Soccer Football – FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 – Group F – Morocco v Croatia – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, Qatar – November 23, 2022 Croatia’s Luka Modric REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

90 minutes: the refereeing team adds six minutes to the match

The game will last until minute 96, while the players seem to have no offensive clarity.

87 minutes: the public despairs due to the absence of the goal

The whistles begin to sound from the stands of the Al Khor Stadium, since neither team has endangered the opponent.

Fans of Croatia wait on the stands ahead of the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group F football match between Morocco and Croatia at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, north of Doha on November 23, 2022. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP)
Fans of Croatia wait on the stands ahead of the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group F football match between Morocco and Croatia at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, north of Doha on November 23, 2022. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP)

81 minutes: Morocco adjusts its line-up

The Arab team intends to have greater possession of the ball in the last minutes. Youssef En-Nesyri and Azzedine Ounahi left the pitch. In their places, Abdelhamid Sabiri and Abderrazak Hamdallah entered.

70 minutes: Croatia change

Kramaric did not have the prominence that was expected and was relieved by Marko Livaja.

In the stands, the fans are concerned about the absence of the goal.

Kramaric had little participation in the game and did not make a difference on offense.  (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Kramaric had little participation in the game and did not make a difference on offense. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

64 minutes: Hakimi alerted the Croats

A powerful shot from the defender was parried by the European goalkeeper and Morocco failed to score.

The defender hit the ball from outside the area, but the shot was parried by the short goalkeeper.  (FADEL SENNA / AFP)
The defender hit the ball from outside the area, but the shot was parried by the short goalkeeper. (FADEL SENNA / AFP)

59 minutes: Unexpected change for Morocco

Mazraoui failed to recover and left the match on a stretcher. In his place entered Allah, with the number 25.

An unexpected injury prevented Mazaraoui from continuing in the game.  (REUTERS/Hannah Mckay)
An unexpected injury prevented Mazaraoui from continuing in the game. (REUTERS/Hannah Mckay)
Morocco was forced to make its first substitution due to injury.  (REUTERS/Hannah Mckay)
Morocco was forced to make its first substitution due to injury. (REUTERS/Hannah Mckay)

54 minutes: Mazraoui left the field momentarily

The defender felt discomfort in his back after an offensive play in the Croatian area, for which he was treated. After a few moments he rejoined the game.

Soccer Football - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 - Group F - Morocco v Croatia - Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, Qatar - November 23, 2022 Morocco's Noussair Mazraoui reacts REUTERS/Carl Recine
Soccer Football – FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 – Group F – Morocco v Croatia – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, Qatar – November 23, 2022 Morocco’s Noussair Mazraoui reacts REUTERS/Carl Recine

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