NEWS STORY. 23/11/2022
The Croatia national team, captained by Luka Modrić, got the Qatar World Cup started with a draw against Morocco. The Real Madrid midfielder played the full 90 minutes and came close to scoring. He struck a fierce shot from outside the box at the end of the first half that sailed just over the crossbar. The score remained level, however, and the game ended in a draw.
Modrić played his first game in his fourth World Cup, as Croatia earned their first point in Group F. The next match for the reigning World Cup runners-up is against Canada (Sunday 27, 5pm CET), before they face Courtois and Hazard's Belgium (Thursday 1, 4pm).