November 23, 2022 at 7:56 AM EST
That’s all for now!
Staff Editor, News
November 23, 2022 at 7:15 AM EST
You can catch the full highlights of the match over on ITV’s social media channels.
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November 23, 2022 at 7:01 AM EST
Do Croatia still have that spark?
Mario Mandzukic, who scored the winner against England four years ago, is now on Croatia’s coaching staff. Rebic has gone and players are getting older. Croatia will have to show a bit more attacking gusto against Canada, which is probably a must-win given Belgium are their final game of the group stages.
The other match in Group F between Belgium and Canada takes place at 19.00 GMT time at the Al-Rayyan Stadium this evening.
November 23, 2022 at 6:58 AM EST
xG shows two things – poor chance creation, good defending
It was only the first game of the tournament against two well-matched teams, so erring on the side of caution may have been a contributing factor in how the match panned out.
Morocco (0.32) 0-0 (0.68) Croatia
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November 23, 2022 at 6:56 AM EST
96. Full time: Morocco 0-0 Croatia
A game void of clearcut goalscoring chances but underpinned by two well-coached, tactically astute teams. It led to an impasse that stayed throughout. Croatia did manage to push Morocco back as the second half wore on, after Morocco’s pressure in midfield had caused problems. But Modric and co could not open up Morocco’s 4-2-3-1 shape. Apart from Perisic’s flicked header and the resulting rebound from Lovren, both sides ended up neutralising each other.
Both next play on Sunday, with Morocco facing Belgium while Croatia play Canada in Group F.
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November 23, 2022 at 6:51 AM EST
90. Croatia make another change as we enter six minutes of added time
Perisic is off for Mislav Orsic as the fourth official holds the board up for six minutes of added time. I’m afraid he, like most of the key players from both teams, have failed to make any telling contributions today. Ziyech has barely had a kick in the last 20 minutes.
November 23, 2022 at 6:49 AM EST
89. Morocco supporters trying to conjure one last push
Despite the stadium not being at full capacity, Morocco’s supporters are doing all they can do to carve out one big opportunity. It is perhaps a reflection of a growing shift in mindset within the country, who are pushing for a winner than being content with a draw.
November 23, 2022 at 6:43 AM EST
The closest we have got in the second half…
Perisic’s flicked header was saved well by Bounou earlier in the half.
November 23, 2022 at 6:41 AM EST
82. Two more Morocco changes
Morocco make their third and fourth changes of the afternoon, with both attacking reinforcements. En-Nesyri is off for Abderrazak Hamdallah, who came out of international retirement this year. Midfielder Ounahi is the next sub, being replaced by Abdelhamid Sabiri. No backward step taken from those changes, it seems
November 23, 2022 at 6:38 AM EST
78. Kovacic is subbed off
The Chelsea midfielder is replaced by Lovro Majer. Morocco, meanwhile, are readying two subs of their own
November 23, 2022 at 6:37 AM EST
77. The first yellow card, finally
Amrabat, who has probably been the likely culprit all games, swipes the legs of Modric to receive the game’s first yellow. It was a clever, no-touch turn from Modric, with Amrabat so late he was already back in Italy playing for his club side in January.
November 23, 2022 at 6:32 AM EST
72. Croatia turning the screw
Two inviting set-plays have been typically delivered with precision by Modric, with Morocco making two excellent interventions. The second one sees Lovren inches away from winning a header at the back post, but red shirt are again there to clear from danger.
Morocco still look a threat on transition, but are gradually dropping deeper and less vigorous in their pressing in midfield.
November 23, 2022 at 6:30 AM EST
70. Second Croatia change
Following another cynical foul, this time from Morocco’s sub Abde Ezzalzouli, that results in no booking, Croatia make another change. Kramaric is off Marko Livaja.
November 23, 2022 at 6:26 AM EST
66. Second Morocco change
Boufal is replaced by Abde Ezzalzouli, who comes on at left wing. This means Morocco has changed their left-side completely, with Mazraoui substituted on the hour mark.
Will Croatia’s knowhow just edge it now?
November 23, 2022 at 6:24 AM EST
64. Hakimi’s in-direct free-kick parried by Livakovic
Ziyech lays the ball off to Hakimi from a free-kick roughly 30-yards out. Hakimi’s first-time effort is dipping (apparently these are the fastest World Cup balls ever) but is straight after Croatia keeper Livakovic. It is dealt with and parried away from danger, but a good effort from the right-back.
November 23, 2022 at 6:22 AM EST
62. Hakimi causing problems
A lovely give and go between Hakimi and Ziyech sees the former drives down the right and crossing along the six-yard box, which is somehow missed by every shirt inside the area. En-Neysri, who has been threatening to get on the end of a few deliveries today, has a pained expression on his face knowing how close he was to getting on the end of it.
November 23, 2022 at 6:19 AM EST
60. Injured Mazraoui replaced by Attait-Allah
The Bayern Munich full-back received treatment a few minutes ago but went down again. The injury seemed to have arisen from his diving header after landing awkwardly and is stretchered off, clutching his right shoulder. Not a good sight. Attait-Allah comes on to replace Mazraoui at left-back in Morocco’s first change.
November 23, 2022 at 6:15 AM EST
Croatia finally getting in the game?
Croatia brought on Pasalic for Vlasic at half-time looking for some more incision in the front-line. And they nearly scored from a corner there, Amrabat having to clear off the line from Lovren’s close range effort. But now Mazraoui is getting treatment after a collision and so there is time for the teams to regroup.
November 23, 2022 at 6:12 AM EST
52. Amrabat clears off the line
Amrabat is everywhere. Modric send in a corner at the other end, with Perisic’s near-post flick causing pinball in the box. Lovren tries to poke the ball home but Amrabat lunges to clear off the line. The game has sparked into life in recent minutes.
November 23, 2022 at 6:10 AM EST
50. The battle in midfield continues…
Croatia cannot get out of their half. Morocco’s press is ferocious. They win the ball back and Boufal’s shot seems to hit the hand of Lovren before Noussair Mazraoui has a close range diving header saved. Whistles around the stadium from the Morocco fans….
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