Morocco vs Croatia live stream and match preview, Wednesday 23 November, 10am GMT
Morocco vs Croatia live stream and match preview
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Can Croatia somehow take a step further than last time, when they upset the chances of reaching the World Cup final? Despite losing 4-2 to France at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, coach Zlatko Dalic was rightly proud of his side’s efforts.
Four years later, captain Luka Modric, who was named Russia’s Player of the Tournament, remains their kingpin, ably supported by fellow midfielders Marcelo Brozovic and Mateo Kovacic.
They will face a talented but hastily revamped Morocco in the Group F opener. Former Atlas Lion Walid Regragui took charge of his country just three months ago after Vahid was sacked Halilhodzic following disagreements with key players Hakim Ziyech and Noussair Mazraoui.
The kick-off is given at 10:00 GMT. Make sure you know how to watch the 2022 World Cup wherever you are.
Marseille midfielder Amine Harit was initially named in the Morocco squad (opens in a new tab) before being forced to retire due to a knee injury. He was replaced by Anass Zaroury of Burnley.
Croatia have no obvious injury problem after beating Saudi Arabia 1-0 in their last warm-up game. Andrej Kramaric could push for a departure after scoring the winner as a substitute.
Morocco won their second round group with a perfect record and sealed qualification beating DR Congo 5-2 on aggregate. They were disappointed to only reach the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations, falling to Egypt in extra time.
Croatia bounced back from their first qualifying match loss to Slovenia to top their group, finishing a point ahead of second-placed Russia. They are undefeated in their last six games.
Argentinian Fernando Rapallini will referee Morocco against Croatia. You can find out more about the 2022 World Cup referees here.
Morocco v Croatia will be played at the 60,000 seater Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor. Take a look at all the 2022 World Cup stadiums and see how they rank.
Players to watch / key battles
Achraf Hakimi is one of the best attacking full-backs in the world. He continues to shine for Paris Saint-Germain and becomes even more influential for Morocco, scoring twice in the Africa Cup of Nations earlier this year.
Everything Croatia does goes through Luka Modric. At 37, the Real Madrid midfielder is more influential than ever and will be looking to make his mark after announcing his intention to retire from international football at the end of the tournament.
Learn more about Morocco and Croatia’s full squads for the 2022 World Cup.
Table of Group F
Kick off and chain
The Morocco-Croatia kick-off is given 10:00 GMT on Wednesday, November 23 United Kingdom. The game is free to watch on ITV 1 and ITV Hub.
In the United States, kick-off time is 5 a.m. ET / 2 a.m. PT. The match will be broadcast on FOX/FS1 in the United States. See below for international streaming options.
If you’re out of the country for the 2022 World Cup, you won’t be able to watch on your domestic streaming service as usual. The broadcaster knows where you are thanks to your IP address (boo!) and prevents you from watching it. You can, however, use a VPN to circumvent this, without resorting to the illegal streams you found on Reddit.
A virtual private network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s terms and conditions, creates a private connection between your device and the internet, which means the service cannot determine where you are and will allow you to watch. And all information exchanged is fully encrypted, anonymous and safe – and that’s a result.
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World Cup 2022 International TV Rights
All games in the UK are either on the BBC or on ITV.
Fox is the rights holder for the World Cup in the United States. Games are on Fox or FS1 cable channels.
If you don’t have cable, you can use services like Sling and FuboTV to get Fox channels. You can also watch the matches on Peacock TV with Spanish commentary.
TSN shows every game. You can subscribe to direct streaming or get it as part of your cable package.
- TSN (opens in a new tab) ($19.99/month or $199.90/year)
As in the UK, coverage of the 2022 World Cup is completely free. You can watch all 64 matches on the SBS TV channel and stream them online as well with SBS On Demand.
Paying provider Sky Sports is the rights holder for the 2022 World Cup in New Zealand. You can watch as part of your Sky subscription or grab a Sky Now TV pass. There is also a 7-day free trial.