Early this Wednesday morning (23), Morocco vs Croatia held the first game of both teams for the first group stage of the World Cup in Qatar-2022, at Al Bayt Stadium. In short, the match did not leave the 0 x 0.
Morocco v Croatia – highlights
1st half: Not many chances for goals and balance on both sides
Soon after, at 13′ it was Hakin Ziyech’s turn Moroccogo on the attack and try a move from the middle of the field, but had the opportunity blocked by the opposing player.
Ziyech, remained in the attack and at 21′ tried again to open the scoring, but the opportunity was defended again.
Before the game, the Morocco did not give opportunities for Croatia reach their attacking field, making it difficult for the selection to have more work.
2nd half: No goals and draw in the first match
Returning to the second half was no different, both teams did not create major risks in the match.
With 6′ Sofiane Boufal, player of Moroccotried to finish with his left foot from outside the area, but the opportunity was blocked.
Taking advantage of the rebound, Noussair Mazraoui also tried to open the scoring after a header from the left angle, but the opportunity was defended.
At 14′, the right-back Noussair Mazraoui was substituted because he couldn’t stand the pain he was feeling, in his place I am
With 33′ Sofyan Amrabat received the only card of the match for a dangerous tackle on the opponent.
In short, in the last 15 minutes neither side created great opportunities ending the match 0-0.
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Morocco v Croatia – What happens next?
Finally, the Morocco takes the field next Sunday (27), against Belgium at 10 am (Brasília time). While the Croatia face the Canada also on (27), at 1 pm (Brasília time).