Before losing in the semifinals, both teams had an unbeatable run in the tournament. Coincidentally, Morocco and Croatia were both in Group F, where Morocco finished second and Croatia first. Morocco was the African nation that had won the group. Morocco was defeated by France in the semi-final, and Croatia’s streak was broken by Argentina.
Runner-up in 2018 Among other notable players, Luka Modric and Ivan Perisic represent Croatia, while Achraf Hakimi, Hakim Ziyech, and Youssef En-Nesyri represent Morocco. Morocco is now rated 22nd in the world, while Croatia is ranked 12th. Croatia would need to play their best game, though, since Morocco has punched above its weight to defeat teams like Spain and Belgium in the tournament.