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Croatia vs Morocco Third Place Final, Will the Atlas Lions Win? Score Predictions 1-2

Following is the score prediction for Croatia vs Morocco in the race for third place in the 2022 World Cup, a farewell match for Luka Modric ?

The two teams that lost in the semifinals, namely Croatia and Morocco, will meet in the match for third place.

The Croatia vs Morocco match will be held at the Khalifah International Stadium, Qatar on Saturday (17/12) at 22.00 WIB.

Croatia failed to repeat the achievement of the 2018 World Cup edition after being beaten by Argentina with a score of 3-0 in the semifinals.

Meanwhile, the dark horse of Morocco had to stop his impressive record after being defeated by the defending champion France 2-0.

The match between Croatia vs Morocco itself is not the first at this year's event. As is known, the two of them have met in the group F stage last.

The match ended in a goalless draw. The Croatia vs Morocco match could be the last match for the Croatian star, Luka Modric.

The player who strengthens Real Madrid is already 37 years old, and is likely to retire from the national team soon.

Croatia coach, Zlatko Dalic revealed that if Modric retired, then it would be a 'unfortunate' thing for all football fans.

Zlatko Dalic hopes that the player he believes is the team captain will continue his service with the Croatian national team. .

Modric won the Ballon d'Or after leading Croatia to the World Cup final in Russia four years ago, and the Real Madrid star impressed as Croatia qualified for the last four in Qatar.

However, the 37-year-old player failed to bring Croatia to the final round after being beaten by Argentina on Wednesday (14/12) in the morning.

This defeat made speculation about Modric's retirement from the national team even more intensely discussed.

Modric himself refused to give away anything about his future after the match against Argentina, but Dalic is hopeful his captain can still play after Saturday's bronze medal clash.

"He was very disappointed yesterday, the loss and the match was tough for him," said Dalic.

"Our concentration is on the game on Saturday, we haven't talked about that [retirement]. We have to be ready for that game.

"I hope he stays in the national team. Of course, he will decide for himself. We have a game on Saturday and we will talk after that.

"If Modric said goodbye to the national team, it would be very unfortunate and regrettable for all the fans around the world. He showed very good football, but he also proved to be a top professional.

Even though it's heavy, Dalic will completely leave the decision to the player.

“When he wins and loses, he behaves like a true professional. It's hard for him, and he will make his own decisions.

"It will be difficult for me too, if he decides otherwise. The whole world respects Modric. It would be nice if he continues."

Although Modric criticized referee Daniele Orsato for awarding Argentina's Julian Alvarez a first-half penalty, he also expressed his hope that Lionel Messi's Albiceleste end up crowned champions.

Dalic believes that gesture of criticism shows Modric's class.

"The most difficult thing is to remain dignified in defeat. It shows how great Luka Modric is to congratulate them all, and it was difficult for him, as well as for all our players," added Dalic.

"That gesture shows that we are big. When the French bowed to us in Moscow, it was a gesture that made you happy. Croatia are still valuable in world football."

Meanwhile, the Croatia vs Morocco match will be held on Saturday (17/12) at 22.00 WIB,

Can Croatia come out as third place, or slip to fourth place? Score prediction for Croatia vs Morocco is Croatia 1-2 Morocco.