Memorably eliminated England en Morocco vs Croatia Live route to facing France in Moscow, but despite a heroic effort, they fell to a crushing 4-2 defeat. Zlatko Dalic’s men will now be hoping to make similar waves in Qatar Morocco vs Croatia Live, Stream Free in what will surely be the last international tournament for iconic captain Modric.
Morocco v Croatia: talkSPORT coverage
This World Cup Group F tie will get underway at 10 am UK time on Wednesday, 23 November.
The game will be held at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar.
The action will be live on talkSPORT 2 with commentary from Mark Wilson and former England defender Micky Gray.
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Morocco v Croatia: Squads and Team news
talkSPORT will bring you all the latest team news from both camps and the entire World Cup throughout November and December.
- Goalkeepers: Yassine Bounou, Munir Mohamedi, Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti
- Defenders: Achraf Hakimi, Noussair Mazraoui, Roman Saiss, Nayef Aguerd, Badr Benoun, Jawad El Yamiq, Achraf Dari, Yahia Attiyat Allah
- Midfielders: Sofyan Amrabat, Amine Harit, Azzedine Ounahi, Ilias Chair, Selim Amallah, Yahya Jabrane, Abdelhamid Sabiri, Bilal El Khannous
- Forwards: Hakim Ziyech, Youssef En-Nesyri, Abderrazak Hamdallah, Abde Ezzalzouli, Sofiane Boufal, Zakaria Aboukhlal, Walid Cheddar
- Goalkeepers: Dominik Livakovic, Ivica Ivusic, Ivo Grbic
- Defenders : Domagoj Vida, Dejan Lovren, Borna Barisic, Josip Juranovic, Josko Gvardiol, Borna Sosa, Josip Stanisic, Martin Erlic, Josip Šutalo
- Midfielders : Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic, Marcelo Brozovic, Mario Pasalić, Nikola Vlasic, Lovro Majer, Kristijan Jakic, Luka Sucic
- Forwards : Ivan Perisic, Andrej Kramaric, Bruno Petkovic, Mislav Orsic, Ante Budimir, Marko Livaja
Morocco v Croatia: Match stats
Full-match stats will follow closer to the tournament.
talkSPORT will bring you all the latest stats and facts for each match in the competition so you can be fully prepared for each and every clash.
Morocco, on the other hand, could welcome back Hakim Ziyech, who earlier this year stated he wouldn’t play for ex-head coach Vahid Halilhodzic again.
But the Moroccan FA replaced Halilhodzic with Walid Regragui earlier this month, so Ziyech could find his way back into the team ahead of Qatar.
What time does Morocco vs Croatia kick-off?
- Croatia’s clash against Morocco will take place on Wednesday, November 23.
- Morocco vs Croatia will kick off at 10 am UK time.
- The game will be played at the Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor.
What TV channel is it and can it be live-streamed?
- Morocco vs Croatia will be shown live on ITV 1 in the UK.
- You can live stream the action from the ITV Hub, which is available for download onto your mobile or tablet device.
Can I watch it for FREE?
Yes, the game is available to watch for FREE in the UK, so long as you have a TV license.
Morocco head into the 2022 World Cup looking to spring a surprise or two.
Walid Regragui’s side breezed through qualifying to make it to Qatar and they are currently the 22nd-ranked footballing nation in the world.
Very few are talking about them as a potential dark horse, however, due to their poor World Cup record. Morocco has only progressed beyond the group phase once in five appearances.
Here’s what to expect from the Atlas Lions at the World Cup.
When are the Morocco group games?
- Morocco vs Croatia (November 23, 10:00 GMT)
- Belgium vs Morocco (November 27, 13:00 GMT)
- Canada vs Morocco (December 1, 15:00 GMT)
- Morocco vs Croatia H2H record: Played 1, Drawn 1
- Morocco vs Belgium H2H record: Played 3, Won 1, Lost 2
- Morocco vs Canada H2H record: Played 4, Won 2, Drawn 1, Lost 1
- Belgium World Cup 2022 guide: Key players, injuries, tactics & tournament prediction
- Canada World Cup 2022 guide: Key players, injuries, tactics & tournament prediction
- Croatia World Cup 2022 guide: Key players, injuries, tactics & tournament prediction
Who is in Morocco’s confirmed 26-player squad for the World Cup?
Goalkeepers: Yassine Bounou (Sevilla), Munir El Kajoui (Al Wehda), Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti (Wydad Casablanca)
Defenders: Nayef Aguerd (West Ham United), Yahia Attiat Allah (Wydad Casablanca), Badr Benoun (Qatar SC), Achraf Dari (Stade Brest), Jawad El Yamiq (Real Valladolid), Achraf Hakimi (Paris Saint-Germain), Noussair Mazraoui (Bayern Munich), Romain Saiss (Besiktas)
Midfielders: Sofyan Amrabat (Fiorentina), Selim Amallah (Standard Liege), Bilal El Khannouss (Racing Genk), Yahya Jabrane (Wydad Casablanca), Azzedine Ounahi (Angers), Abdelhamid Sabiri (Sampdoria)
Forwards: Zakaria Aboukhlal (Toulouse), Soufiane Boufal (Angers), Ilias Chair (Queens Park Rangers), Walid Cheddira (Bari), Youssef En-Nesyri (Sevilla), Abde Ezzalzouli (Osasuna), Abderrazak Hamdallah (Al Ittihad), Amine Harit (Olympique Marseille), Hakim Ziyech (Chelsea)
Which Morocco players are missing the World Cup through injury?
Morocco will be without midfielder Imran Louza in Qatar after he picked up a nasty ankle injury in October. The Watford man isn’t set to return to action until next year.
There are also concerns about Amine Harit after he was carried off on a stretcher in Marseille’s Ligue 1 clash against Monaco in their final bout before the World Cup. Described by manager Igor Tudor as a “very big injury”, Harit’s knee has put his World Cup in serious jeopardy.
EZ Abde and Tarik Tissoudali also failed to make the 26-man squad due to their respective injuries.
On a brighter note, West Ham defender Nayef Aguero is heading to Qatar despite picking up a major injury just three games into his Hammers career. Aguero’s ankle injury, sustained in pre-season, kept him out of action for months but the defender has since made his return and is ready for the World Cup.
It’s been a relatively quiet 2022/23 campaign for Paris Saint-Germain full-back Achraf Hakimi, but the live wire in defense will undoubtedly serve as Morocco’s driving force in Qatar. Hakimi has scored eight times in 52 caps for the national team.
Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech has been pretty anonymous in 2022, but Morocco supporters are thrilled to have him back playing for the Atlas Lions. After refusing to play under the previous regime and retiring from international football earlier this year, new manager Walid Regragui immediately recalled the 29-year-old and he is heading to Qatar.
Youssef En-Nesyri is Morocco’s fourth all-time leading goalscorer with 14 goals. Like his fellow star teammates, the striker has endured a subdued 2022/23 campaign thus far. Nevertheless, he’ll be looking to make a name for himself with the world watching.
Morocco predicted starting lineup
Achraf Hakimi may well be the star of this Morocco side, but it’s likely that he won’t even start in his preferred position at the World Cup. The presence of the technically proficient Noussair Mazraoui, now of Bayern Munich, at right-back means Hakimi will switch over to the left. Lucien Favre utilized the PSG star on the opposite flank plenty of times during his spell at Borussia Dortmund.
Walid Regragui will be expected to deploy a 4-3-3 in Qatar.
Morocco predicted XI: Bono; Mazraoui, Dari, Saiss, Hakimi; Amrabat, Ounahi, Sabiri; Ziyech, En-Nesyri, Boufal
Morocco’s form going into the World Cup
Morocco’s 2022 started with a disappointing quarter-final exit at the Africa Cup of Nations. The Atlas Lions were beaten by losing finalists Egypt in extra-time.
Since then, Morocco has lost just once in seven games. They were handily beaten by the USA in the summer friendly, but they’ve made a bright start to their 2023 AFCON qualifying campaign and were able to pick up an impressive 2-0 victory over Chile in September. Morocco vs Croatia live.
Morocco’s last five results (all competitions)
Morocco 0-0 Paraguay Morocco 2-0 Chile Liberia 0-2 Morocco Morocco 2-1 South Africa USA 3-0 Morocco
Where will Morocco finish in the World Cup?
Despite Belgium appear to be the standout side in Group F, the group is, in fact, very well-balanced and Morocco certainly has a chance of progressing into the knockout phase for just the second time in their World Cup history.
Belgium is an aging outfit still clinging on to the prized possessions of their ‘Golden Generation’, while Croatia is similarly ancient but is still hugely talented.
Canada has garnered a lot of hype ahead of their first-ever World Cup appearance, but Morocco will fancy their chances of beating them on Matchday 3. If they can take points of the two European sides, the Atlas Lions may well be in business.
However, the form of Morocco’s key men heading into the tournament is a concern and, on the balance, you’d have to fancy Belgium and Croatia to progress from this tight group. Morocco vs Croatia live.
Prediction: Group stage exit
Morocco v Georgia takes place on Thursday at 4 pm (UK time).
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This is Morocco‘s only friendly before their World Cup opener against Croatia next week, with the Atlas Lions hoping to fare better than they did in 2018 when they bowed out at the group stage. Georgia, meanwhile, recently tasted success in the Uefa Nations League gaining promotion to League B.
Morocco team news
Hakim Ziyech is back in the Morocco squad once again having made his return in September, following the departure of manager Vahid Halilhodzic, and despite not featuring much for Chelsea he should be their main man at the World Cup and against Georgia. Ziyech should form part of Morocco’s attacking trio, but who joins him is yet to be confirmed with the likes of Youssef En-Nesyri and Abderrazak Hamdallah among those battling for the starting striker spot.
At the back, Yassine Bounou should start in goal with Achraf Hakimi and Noussair Mazraoui the full-backs on either side of Romain Saiss and possibly Nayef Aguerd if the latter is fit enough having missed a lot of action for West Ham recently.
But Amine Harit is will miss out on this game, and the World Cup, having suffered a serious knee injury in Marseille’s 3-2 win over Monaco on Sunday. Burnley’s Anass Zaroury has replaced him in the World Cup squad, having changed his international allegiance from Belgium to Morocco, but he shouldn’t be available for this game.
Georgia team news
Georgia has named a slightly weakened squad from the one which secured promotion in the Uefa Nations League last time out, with the likes of Otar Kakabadze, Lasha Dvali, and Valeri Qazaishvili all staying home. There is also no Khvicha Kvaratskhelia who missed the last three Napoli matches through injury, news that will be a relief for Moroccan defenders.
“Kvaradona” has been phenomenal for Napoli this season, being directly involved in 18 goals across 17 matches, helping his side sit top of Serie A and qualify as group winners in the Champions League ahead of Liverpool.
Scoreline prediction: Morocco 2-1 Georgia
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