In the semi-finals of the World Cup in Qatar, Argentina confidently beat Croatia 3-0, while the French prevailed a little more modestly with the representation of Morocco 2-0. The teams of Morocco and Croatia will face each other for the bronze medal of the World Cup. For the Moroccans, it will be an opportunity to win a historic award for the African nation, while for the Croats, it will be an opportunity to win a second consecutive World Cup medal.
Zlatko Dalić on the selection of the referee by FIFA
The Croatian national team coach made no secret of his displeasure with the World Cup organizers’ decision to appoint Qatari Abdulrahman Al-Jassim as the referee for the main match for third place. The referee led only one match of the tournament: USA – Walesin which he showed up to six yellow cards and dictated a penalty, which was used confidently by Gareth Bale.
Frankly, FIFA has now taken a huge risk. I don’t underestimate anyone, I hope after the game we won’t talk about the referees.
Zlatko Dalic said at a press conference.
controversies The reasons for choosing this referee are not only due to the fact that the Qatari has only managed one match in the tournament so far. Another problem is that representatives of Arab countries, for cultural reasons, may identify with Morocco, for whom a World Cup medal would be a historic event. From FIFA’s perspective, the choice was probably another nod to the organizers of this year’s World Cup.
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Before the game against Morocco, Croatia already have a lot of problems. Josip Juranovic is struggling with a calf injury which will prevent him from taking part in this match, Fabrizio Romano announced on Twitter.. The former Legia Warsaw, and currently Celtic, player played in every Qatar World Cup game and recorded an assist on Marko Livaja’s goal in the group stage match against Canada (4- 1).
Croatian media drew attention to what Zlatko Dalic said about Luka Modric after the semi-final match against Argentina at the World Cup in Qatar. The coach hopes to be a midfielder real Madrid will decide to continue his national career until Euro 2024 inclusive. – This may be the end of the golden generation at the World Cup. He will probably end his career at Euro 2024. I intend to continue leading the national team, my contract is valid until the next European Championship – said Dalić.
Saturday at time. At 4:00 p.m. in the match for third place, Morocco will face Croatia. Sunday at the same time the final: France – Argentina. Live coverage of both matches on Sport.pl and in the Sport.pl LIVE app.
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