Qatar 2022 Third Place Playoff 'The Big One' πŸ‡­πŸ‡· πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦

It’s time for Croatia vs. Morocco! Again!

  • Croatia
  • Morocco
  • Couldn’t give less of a shit

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I never really understand why this game exists.

(I’m referring to both the 3rd place game and football in general)

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To determine which nation is the 3rd best in the world

And 4th

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For those all-important FIFA ranking points innit.

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Wouldn’t normally be bothered by this fixture in the slightest. But it would be nice for Morocco to win

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Cash prizes for your relevant association mostly, which both countries could do with. Also it would be an amazing achievement for Morocco to be the first African nation to get a podium finish, plus I’m not quite done seeing that team once again so should be a good match. Plus effectively Modric’s testimonial

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Also polite reminder that Germany vs Uruguay in 2010 was arguably the best game of the tournament :sweat_smile:

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Obviously the third place playoff never exists but a third place playoff at the end of a condensed world cup, in the middle of the season, between 2 knackered/injured squads has potential to exist less than any world cup game has previously existed.

Think it’s only fans of actually successful teams + england that don’t care about the 3rd place playoff

Morocco will be well up for it today

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Belgium pantsing England in 2018 was good too

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I’ll have to take your word for it :wink:

Edited my bastard title and everything to accommodate and then a new ones already been made

6-nil Morocco

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Really is fantastic an African team is now able to go toe to toe with the so called β€˜big boys’, it really is Morrocco’s modern life

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And who can forget Netherlands 3 - Brazil 0 in 2014, in Brazil?

Croatia will absolutely banjo Morocco.

5-1.

Look at you all talking as though these games have continued to exist beyond the final whistle.

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The thinking man’s final

Fun fact: Hakim Ziyech and Achraf Hakimi will both have made 10 World Cup appearances after today, and are joint record holders for Morocco. They will join 5 other African players who reached double figures: Asamoah Gyan (11, Ghana), François Omam Biyik (11, Cameroon), André Ayew (10, Ghana), Joseph Yobo (10, Nigeria) and Roger Milla (10, Cameroon).

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Disappointed Domagoj Vida hasn’t got a start

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