New Delhi: The first game of Group F in the FIFA World Cup was being played between Croatia and Morocco. The match ended with a draw at 0-0. Croatia possessed the ball for around 65 per cent of the game time. Croatia possessed the ball for a longer period whereas Morocco took more shots at the goal post.
Hakim Ziyech’s was at his best
Morocco managed to keep the pressure on Croatia. They took 8 shots out of which 2 shots hit the target. None of them were converted into a goal. The Croatian goalkeeper did not let the ball pass through his guard.
Moroccan winger Hakim Ziyech hit 2 shots on the goal while displaying a fantastic display of skills. Moroccan goalkeeper Bono has also played a key role in the not letting his team lose the game. He soiled various attempts made by the Croatian players.
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Croatia overpowered Morocco in possession
Croatia held the ball 65% of the time in the match. Real Madrid’s star player and Koscia captain Luka Modric anchored the midfield. They created great chances, but the team failed to finish inside the penalty box.
The special thing is that Croatia did not get a single yellow card. They didn’t give Morocco a chance to take even a single corner. This denied Morocco a chance to score. With this, Croatia and Morocco got 1-1 point in Group F.
Starting playing XI of Morocco and Croatia
Morocco (4-1-2-3): Bono, Hakimi, Mazrouei, Amrabat, Aguerde, Sass, Ziech, Ounahi, Amlah, Boufal and En-Nasri.
Croatia (4-1-2-3): Livkovic, Ivan Perisic, Danjan Lovren, Kovacic, Kramaric, Luka Modric, Brojanovic, Vlasic, Sosa, Guardiol and Juranovic.