After struggling a 3-0 defeat within the semi-finals in opposition to Argentina, Croatia is again coaching in Doha for the third-place playoff in opposition to Morocco.
Though the third-place match is usually seen as a pleasant one, Croatian ahead Andrej Kramarić, set the file straight. He stated each Morocco and Croatia will battle for the bronze medal.
“They’re combating for his or her lives as a result of when you win a medal at a World Cup you turn out to be an immortal hero in your nation. That is the identical factor we’re going to do,” stated the Croatian ahead throughout a press convention.
Luka Modric and his workforce had been comfortably crushed by a Lionel Messi-inspired Argentina on Tuesday.
For 37-year-old Modric, Saturday’s match is more likely to be his ultimate World Cup look.
The midfielder has gained 161 caps for his nation since his debut in 2006.
In the meantime, Morocco might be seeking to bounce again from their 2-0 loss to France.
Regardless of going 1-0 down within the opening minutes, the Atlas Lions fought valiantly and refused to buckle.
Helped by their buoyant supporters, they pushed the reigning champions within the second half however finally conceded a second purpose.
The Atlas Lions might need missed out on a spot within the ultimate however they’re going to wish to wrap up a fairytale run on this World Cup with a historic third-place end.
The third-place playoffs will kick off on Saturday.
On Sunday, France and Argentina will lock horns to find out who will win soccer’s most prestigious trophy.