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Croatia vs Morocco World Cup time, live stream, TV channel, lineups for FIFA Qatar 2022 third place match

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After falling painfully short of the 2022 FIFA World Cup final, both Croatia and Morocco will be hoping to end their tournaments on a high in the third place match. 

Though silverware isn’t up for grabs, pride and fair bit of extra prize money is on the line in this game. 

Both of these teams reached the semifinals with superb defensive records but were unable to contain Argentina and France respectively. 

Croatia finished second at the 2018 World Cup and will be eager to end the 2022 tournament with a win this time around. 

Morocco, meanwhile, made history in Qatar by simply reaching the final four and are aiming for a strong finish to cement themselves in the record books. 

These two have met already once in the group stages of the tournament, where they played out a 0-0 draw.

MORE: Why is there a third place match at the World Cup? 

Croatia vs Morocco live stream, TV channel

The Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup third place match will be played at the Khalifa International Stadium, as a warmup to the final 24 hours later.

Here’s how you can watch all the action in some of the major global territories.

  Date Time TV Channel Streaming
USA Sat, Dec. 17 10:00 ET Fox,
Fox Sports site/app,
Telemundo Deportes site/app,
Canada Sat, Dec. 17 10:00 ET TSN 1, RDS (French) TSN site/app,
RDS app
UK Sat, Dec. 17 15:00 GMT BBC One BBC iPlayer,
BBC Sport website
Australia Sun, Dec. 18 02:00 AEDT SBS SBS On Demand
India Sat, Dec. 17 20:30 IST Sports 18, MTV HD (Hindi) JioTV
Hong Kong Sat, Dec. 17 23:00 HKT Now TV (Ch. 616, 618) Now TV
Malaysia Sat, Dec. 17 23:00 MYT RTM TV2,
Astro FIFA World Cup 1
Astro GO, RTMKlik
Singapore Sat, Dec. 17 23:00 SGT StarHub TV FIFA World Cup,
Singtel FIFA World Cup 141
Singtel TV GO, CAST,
StarHub TV+, MeWatch
New Zealand Sun, Dec. 18 04:00 NZDT Sky Sport 7 beIN Sports Sky Go, Sky Sport NOW

MORE: Watch every World Cup match live with fuboTV (U.S.-only free trial)

Croatia vs Morocco lineups

Marcelo Brozovic was replaced after just 50 minutes in Croatia’s semifinal against Argentina, with coach Zlatko Dalic saying he was hauled off due to a muscular complaint but should be fit to play in the third place match. 

Aside from that, Croatia appear to be relatively injury free and have no suspensions.

Croatia projected lineup (4-3-3, right to left): 1. Livakovic (GK) — 22. Juranovic, 6. Lovren, 20. Gvardiol, 19. Sosa — 10. Modric, 11. Brozovic, 8. Kovacic — 15. Pasalic, 9. Kramaric, 4. Perisic

Morocco opted for a back five against France, with midfielder Selim Amallah dropping to the bench for the first time. 

Centre-back Romain Saiss did start despite a lingering injury, but only lasted 21 minutes before being replaced and is unlikely to feature against Croatia. Nayef Aguard did not even make it that far, after being withdrawn from the starting lineup to be replaced by Achraf Dari at the last minute.

Noussair Mazraoui was also forced off against France with injury and is in doubt for this match. 

Morocco projected lineup (4-3-3, right to left): 1. Bounou (GK) — 2. Hakimi, 20. Dari, 18. El Yamiq, 25. Attiyat Allah — 8. Ounahi, 4. Amrabat, 15. Amallah — 7. Ziyech, 19. En-Nesyri, 17. Boufal

Croatia vs Morocco odds, prediction

Croatia will come into this match given an edge by the bookmakers, but neither team appears to have a clear advantage on paper. 

Despite both teams’ defensive strengths and the 0-0 draw in the group stages, a few goals are expected as players possibly let down their guard slightly with less on the line. 

With more tournament experience, it’s hard to look past Croatia not ending another impressive World Cup with a win.  

Odds via BetMGM (USA), Sports Interaction (Canada), SkyBet (UK), and Ladbrokes (Australia).

  BetMGM Sports
SkyBet Ladbrokes
Croatia win +138 2.22 13/10 13/10
Draw +240 3.32 5/2 12/5
Morocco win +195 3.02 2/1 2/1
Both teams
to score Y / N
-145 / +105 1.60 / 2.06 4/6, 11/10 8/13, 23/20
Over / Under
2.5 goals
-120 / -115 1.81 / 1.93 5/6, 5/6 4/5, 19/20
Croatia -0.5 +125 2.29
Morocco +0.5 -185 1.61
Croatia advance -145 1.68 4/6 4/6
Morocco advance +105 2.06 11/10 21/20

Credit: sportingnews.com

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