Before they conclude their World Cup participation, Croatia take on Morocco in the third-place game at Qatar 2022. Find out here why Marcelo Brozovic is starting on the bench.
It’s been an unforgettable run at Qatar 2022 for Croatia, but it’s not quite over yet. Although Zlatko Dalic’s men are no longer in contention for the FIFA World Cup trophy, they still have to face Morocco in the third-place match.
After getting out of the group stage along with the Atlas Lions, Croatia beat Japan on penalties and pulled off a shocker against Brazil with another shootout win. However, Argentina ended their hopes.
The unstoppable Lionel Messi exposed Croatia’s weaknesses at the back, but now it’s time to turn the page. Dalič’s team has a chance to finish the tournament significantly, but will have to overcome a significant absence.
Why is Marcelo Brozovic not starting against Morocco
Marcelo Brozovic was dropped to the bench for the Morocco game due to fatigue in his left thigh. The Inter Milan midfielder had to be subbed off against Argentina, and while he avoided injury, the coaching staff decided not to risk him.