Morroco and Croatia shared the spoils in a 0-0 draw to kick-start the battle for a spot within the Knock-out rounds in Group F.
2018 FIFA World Cup runners-up Croatia had been pre-match favourites however had been pressured to spend a lot of the opening exchanges in their very own half by the Morrocan’s.
Chelsea ahead Hakim Ziyech combining successfully down the correct with Hakimi because the North Africans threatened although with El Nesryi’s missed header from a Ziyech cross the very best try of the opening half an hour.
It was Morroco who had the primary shot on purpose which pressured Livakovic to stretch and smother off his purpose within the thirteenth minute of the sport.
Croatia threatened within the seventeenth minute by Tottenham Hotspur striker Ivan Perisic who fired a 30-yard effort narrowly over the crossbar.
Each groups loved fairly-even quantity of possession however there was little of purpose mouth motion as Morroco managed to neutralize the harmful Croatian Midfielders.
Half time ended goalless on the Al Bayt Stadium.
One other scrappy 45 minutes adopted, this time Actual Madrid midfielder Luka Modric had area to dictate proceedings from the center .
Morroco’s Ziyech was invisible all through the half whereas Croatia’s Matteo Kovacic was unimpressive as he didn’t get into the keenly contested Midfield exchanges.
On the expiration of regulation time it completed 0-0. A draw for two-evenly matched Group F sides who deserve nothing greater than a degree apiece for his or her efficiency immediately.