The Atlas Lions to finish on a high note against Croatia

The Moroccan team will face, on Saturday at the Khalifa International stadium, its Croatian counterpart in a classification match for the 2022 World Cup, with the ambition to continue to write history and finish on a good note after an exceptional and historic journey.

Morocco and Croatia will meet once again this Saturday, December 17 at 4 p.m. for a coveted third place. The two nations had left in a draw (0-0), in their first match in the group stage of group F.

The meeting will be broadcast on the Arriyadia TNT channel and on Al Oula TNT, but also on beIN Sports Max 1, 2 and 3, as well as beIN Sports France, TF1 and the German channel ZDF.

Morocco’s incredible run to the semi-finals, which saw the Atlas Lions become the first African country and Arab nation in history to reach the last four of a World Cup, ended in a 2-0 defeat against France on Wednesday.

The national team were hugely impressive in Qatar, beating Belgium, Spain and Portugal with their defensive organization and attacking verve.

Having already made history, Morocco and Walid Regragui will want to further cement themselves in the record books by also becoming the first African team to finish third.

This honorable run at the Qatari World Cup will certainly be a source of motivation for the Moroccan team during its match against Croatia, in order to win 3rd place and end the World Cup on a positive note.

Carried by the many Moroccan supporters, the national team will be opposed to Croatia with victory in sight in this classification match.

According to Walid Regragui, his players will play the classification match with great determination to achieve victory, noting that “this meeting, although difficult, will be an opportunity to bring in new players”.

Regragui will have to do without the services of his captain Romain Saiss, Nayef Aguerd, Noussair Mazraoui or Youssef En-Nesyri, all victims of injuries.

He will likely choose to bring in Yahia Attiyat-Allah and Selim Amallah in a 4-3-3 arrangement.


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