Morocco 0 Croatia 0 – World Cup LIVE RESULT: Ziyech and co hold 2018 World Cup finalists to bore draw in Qatar | The Sun

CROATIA failed to breakdown African giants Morocco in their opening Group F clash.

The 2018 World Cup finalists came close on a couple of occasions – particularly from Nikola Vlasic late on in the first half.

But Hakim Ziyech and co stood strong as the Moroccans hunt for knock-out qualification.

  • RESULT: Morocco 0-0 Croatia
  • Morocco XI: Bono; Hakimi, Aguerd, Saiss, Mazraoui; Ounahi, Amrabat, Amallah; Ziyech, En-Nesyri, Boufal
  • Croatia XI: Livakovic; Juranovic, Lovren, Gvardiol, Sosa; Kovacic, Brozovic, Modric; Vlasic, Kramaric, Perisic

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    Updated Group F

    Croatia and Morocco are temporarily leading the way in Group F after their goalless draw.

    The Croats are in first place with the Atlas Lions following in second.

    Belgium and Canada, who are also on the same World Cup group, will soon face off.

    More below:

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    Morocco vs Croatia stats

    Croatia dominated 65 per cent of possession throughout the encounter.

    Zlatko Dalic's men registered a mere total of five shots, two of which were on target.

    Morocco, on the other hand, produced eight shots, only two of which were on target.

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    FT: Morocco 0-0 Croatia

    Morocco and Croatia played probably the most hapless goaless draw so far in the 2022 World Cup at the Al Bayt Stadium.

    The 2018 World Cup finalists failed to replicate their performances from four years ago.

    But Zlatko Dalic's men came the closest to a goal on 45 minutes when Borna Sosa delivered a low cross from the left and Nikola Vlasic got a sliding shot that was denied by an impressive save by Yassine Bounou.

    A good point for Morocco but Croatia might have needed the full three points in a group that also includes Canada and one of the World Cup's favourites Belgium

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    FT: Morocco 0-0 Croatia

    Peep!

    That's full-time in Qatar!!!

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    90+3 Morocco 0-0 Croatia

    Croatia look quite content with the draw in this match.

    Morocco, on the other hand, are struggling to create threats…

    Croatian fans look evidently disappointed in the stands

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    90 Morocco 0-0 Croatia

    Six more minutes of added time to go until full-time.

    Quite a disappointing performance from Croatia

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    90 Morocco 0-0 Croatia

    Substitution

    And a last-ditch change by Croatia manager Dalic as Orsic replaces Perisic

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    87 Morocco 0-0 Croatia

    Croatia seem happy with the draw as we approach full-time.

    Lovren just instructed Livakovic to slow down after catching the ball telling him to take his time before throwing it back to a team-mate

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    85 Morocco 0-0 Croatia

    Morocco are pushing for a late opener as we are five minutes away from full-time.

    The crowd are rocking for the Moroccans, who are gaining confidenc e

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    82 Morocco 0-0 Croatia

    Substitution

    Morocco boss Regragui shakes things up with a late double switch.

    Hamdallah and Sabiri come on for En-Nesyri and Ounahi respectively

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    80 Morocco 0-0 Croatia

    Chance

    Croatia skipper Modric delivers a set piece from the right and Gvardiol gets the header at the far post but commits a foul before the ball goes out for a free-kick

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    80 Morocco 0-0 Croatia

    Just 10 more minutes until full-time!

    Croatia have upped the tempo and are pushing for a winner, quite a few threats so far

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    79 Morocco 0-0 Croatia

    Substitution

    Another switch by Croatia boss Dalic, who brings on Majer and takes Kovacic off.

    Hapless performance by the Chelsea ace…

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    78 Morocco 0-0 Croatia

    Yellow card

    We have the first booking of the match and it goes to Morocco ace Amrabat after a challenge on Modric

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    75 Morocco 0-0 Croatia

    Livaja has been a lot more lively in all of his five minutes on the match than Kramaric was throughout the entire encounter.

    Seems like Croatia have found more of an attacking flare with the striker on the pitch

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    73 Morocco 0-0 Croatia

    Croatia have upped the tempo in the last few minutes with Modric holding the wheel.

    Morocco are looking for openings to apply their pace

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    70 Morocco 0-0 Croatia

    Substitution

    Another change from Croatia manager Dalic as Livaja replaces Kramaric, who struggled throughout the encounter

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    68 Morocco 0-0 Croatia

    Morocco ace Mazraoui had to be stretchered off after picking up an injury.

    What an unfortunate development for an immensely talented player

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    65 Morocco 0-0 Croatia

    Substitution

    Morocco manager Regragui makes another change as Azzalzouli replaces Boufal

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    65 Morocco 0-0 Croatia

    Chance!

    Morocco knock on Croatia's door as Hakimi delivers a brilliant free-kick from distance that forces an intense save from Livakovic

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    62 Morocco 0-0 Croatia

    Substitution

    Morocco manager Regragui introduces Attiyatt-Allah, who replaces the injured Mazraoui.

    Big blow that for the Moroccans as the Bayern Munich ace had a good game

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    60 Morocco 0-0 Croatia

    Mazraoui unfortunately can't continue as he is stretchered off the pitch.

    The Morocco star will be substituted – fans give the Bayern Munich ace a warm ovation

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    58 Morocco 0-0 Croatia

    Croatia running out of ideas as players like Modric are opting for long balls.

    Meanwhile, Hakimi has had a top match so far down the right – probably Morocco's best player so far

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    56 Morocco 0-0 Croatia

    Thankfully Mazraoui is well and returns to the pitch.

    Morocco are once more playing with 11 players on the field

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    55 Morocco 0-0 Croatia

    Morocco ace Mazraoui is hobbling off the pitch.

    Manager Regragui will soon decide whether to keep him on the pitch

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