Morocco and Croatia face each other this Wednesday (23) at 7am, in a match valid for the first round of the group stage of the World Cup. In addition to them, Group F has Belgium and Canada, who will face each other on the same date, only at 4 pm, Brasília time.
The team that was runner-up in the last edition of the World Cup, in Russia, kept its coach, Zlatko Dalic, in this new cycle, but had three important losses in the last four years, Mario Mandzukic, Danijel Subasic and Ivan Rakitic, both retired from the team. However, the best player in the world in 2018, remains the star of the team, but has already announced his departure after the end of the world cup.
Zlatko, managed to make his team play well, in the last months that preceded the beginning of the competition, Croatia has been showing good football, and dreams of going as far as Russia. The likely lineup will be: Livakovic, Juranovic, Sutalo Gvardiol and Sosa, Brozovic, Kovacic and Modric, Perisic, Kramaric and Pasalic.
The Moroccan national team arrives with the difficult mission of getting a place in the knockout stage in a difficult group, which has big names in world football. However, it has two players who play in two of the top leagues, right-back Hakimi, known for his attacking power, and Chelsea striker Ziyech.
The match in question will take place at Al Bayt Stadium, stage of the first game, in which Ecuador beat the hosts by 2-0. The commander of the Selection, Walid Regragui, should send the following team to the field: Bono, Hakimi, Saiss, Dari and Mazraoui, Amrabat, Ounahi, Ziyech, Ounahi and Boufal, En-Nesyri.