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 Checkered Ones triumph in this matchup.
The final match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be played at the Lusail Stadium on Sunday, marking the highlight of the tournament. Football fans will soon have the opportunity to prepare for the big event on Saturday when the third and fourth place match between Croatia and Morocco takes place at the Khalifa International Stadium.
While playing for third place in the World Cup doesn’t make much sense, it can still be a fun matchup. On Saturday, both Croatia and Morocco will take to the pitch knowing they have nothing to lose and will play with passion and enthusiasm in the hope of getting just reward for a fantastic run.
The Chequeed Ones captain Luka Modric will be playing his final World Cup game and will be looking to go out on a strong note. Therefore, his teammates will be looking to cement the team’s legacy as the greatest Croatian team ever and possibly finish second and third in the years to come.
What would happen if Croatia beat Morocco in the Qatar 2022 Third place play-off?
In the event of a victory against Morocco, Croatia would finish in third place in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and will be rewarded with bronze medals for their performances. The World Cup bronze medalists, like those at the Olympics, will take home $27 million in addition to bragging rights.
For the World Cup, the Knockout Round consists of one-game playoffs. Therefore, there is no opportunity to win the series by taking game two. There is no room for a mistake in this win-or-go-home approach. For Zlatko Dalic’s squad to grab the bronze, they must win in regular time, after extra time, or triumph on penalties.