Croatia beat the Atlas Lions of Morocco 2-1 to win the third place match and clinch the bronze medal of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

It was an exciting end to end football especially in the first few minutes, Morocco goalkeeper Bono almost conceded an own goal in the opening exchanges when he attempted to clear a chance and rolled the ball down his own goal line.

Few minutes later, Croatia opened the goal account for the day with a straight off the training ground free kick. A ball delivered into the box was smarly flicked-on by Ivan Perišić towards Joško Gvardiol to head in a stunning goal.

Two minutes later, another free-kick saw Morocco equalise, a weird bounce from the delivery headed in by Achraf Dari.

Morocco had some decent chances to take the lead during the first half, but it was Croatia that retook the advantage after a quick counter-press thanks to Mislav Oršić, who executed a brilliant finish and one of the goals of the tournament off the post and into the net from the corner of the box.

Just after half-time Oršić went close again when his curling effort was deflected into the side netting but nothing came of the resulting corner.

As Croatia appealed for a penalty when Gvardiol was upended by makeshift defender Sofiyan Amrabat, Morocco  went down the other end and forced a save from Dominik Livaković.