The Croatian footballers, who lost in the final four years ago in Russia, are starting the World Cup in Qatar against Morocco. The meeting in Al Hor will start at 11:00. Transmission on TV SLO 2 and MMC.
Croatia and Morocco are in Group F, which also includes Belgium and Canada. Zlatko Dadić’s men came to Qatar in good form after winning all five of their warm-up matches. They are about to start in Croatia World Cup optimistic, but they emphasize that they must be very careful and set as an example the surprise prepared by Saudi Arabia with the victory over Argentina on Tuesday.
Croatia has only played one match with the Moroccans so far and won it after penalty kicks. Otherwise, she played against African national teams seven times, but only missed a friendly match three years ago, when she was beaten by Tunisia. In the last two World Cups, the Flames also had an African rival in the group. In Brazil in 2014, they beat Cameroon 4-0, and four years ago in Russia they beat Nigeria 2-0.
The Moroccans leave the role of favorites to the world champions. The Atlas Lions are playing for the sixth time World Cup, and so far they have reached the elimination fights once. They succeeded in this in 1986 in Mexico, where later finalists West Germany were better in the round of 16. The species Walid Regraguiawhich has some very high-quality individuals in its squad, believes that it can repeat this achievement in Qatar.