Qatar 2022: What happens if Croatia and Morocco tie in the 3rd place match?

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© Alex Grimm & Clive Brunskill/Getty ImagesMateo Kovacic of Croatia and Yassine Bounou of Morocco

Today, Saturday, the Khalifa International Stadium will host the Third place play-off of the World Cup 2022, featuring Croatia and Morocco. Here, check out what would happen if the game ends in a draw.

As the final match of Qatar 2022 approaches at the Lusail Stadium on Sunday, the competition has reached its peak. The match between Croatia and Morocco, which will decide the third and fourth places, will be played at the Khalifa International Stadium on Saturday, giving football fans the opportunity to prepare for the main event in time.

Although the World Cup third-place match is played for little reason, it can still be a thrilling contest. On Saturday in Qatar, both Croatia and Morocco will take to the pitch knowing they have nothing to lose and will play with passion and spirit in the hope of getting a well-deserved reward for a fine campaign from both.

Fans will be hoping to see another great performance from 37-year-old midfielder Luka Modric in what is likely to be his last World Cup game. Meanwhile, until now in Qatar, Morocco played absolutely without reserve. The team has lost several important players due to injuries but still hopes to put on a good show for the fans who fill the stadiums for every game.

What would happen if Croatia and Morocco draw in the Qatar 2022 Third place play-off?

It’s a one-game format in the World Cup’s Knockout Round, starting from the Round of 16 and ending with the third-place game and the Grand Final. That implies there is no opportunity to attempt to win the series by taking game two at their home stadium. An error of any kind will have disastrous consequences.

If at the end of regular time in the Croatia and Morocco clash in the World Cup Third place play-off, the score is tied, the sides would play two 15-minute periods of extra time. If the score still remains a draw, the winner of the bronze medal will be decided on penalties. All games in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, from the last 16 onwards and including the Final, will use this tiebreaker method.


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