Croatia will take on Morocco in the FIFA World Cup 2022’s third-place play-off on Saturday, December 17, in a repeat of the Group F fixture earlier in November. 

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For Morocco, who scripted history by becoming the first African side to enter the semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup, the upcoming match in the Khalifa stadium could be a further opportunity to establish themselves as the ‘find of the tournament’. For the 2018 runners-up Croatia, it will be another chance to appear on the podium on back-to-back occasions. 

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The two sides earlier met in the Group F round robin encounter on November 23. After a goalless draw, the sides went unbeaten for the next four games before losing their semi-final encounters.

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Both the teams have made news in the event as stubborn defenders and the third place play-off will only determine the tougher of the two. The two sides had earlier met in 1996 when the game ended 2-2 in real time before proceeding to penalties and also tying 2-2 there. The match was finally decided on sudden death as Croatia won 5-4.

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When : The third place play-off between Croatia and Morocco takes place on Saturday, 17/12/2022 at 8.30 pm I.S.T (Indian standard time) at the Khalifa stadium in Al-Rayyan in Qatar.

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In United Kingdom the match will take place at 3.00 pm GMT (Greenwich Meridian time) and in USA it will start at 7.00 am PT.

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Where to watch: Indian users can avail the facility of watching the matches on Sports 18 and Sports 18 HD channel. Internet users can access Jio cinema for live broadcast of the game. 

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In the US, Fox has the rights for broadcasting the World Cup. The match will be broadcast on Fox or FS1.