Croatia

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From Martínez to Mbappé: a World Cup 2022 team of the tournament | Jacob Steinberg
We select an XI, in a 4-3-3, that includes three players from surprise semi-finalists Morocco and one from England

Jacob Steinberg in Doha

19, Dec, 2022 @12:39 PM

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Croatia 2-1 Morocco: World Cup 2022 third-place playoff – as it happened
Josko Gvardiol and Mislav Orsic scored marvellous goals as Croatia sealed third place by beating Morocco in a lively game

Rob Smyth

17, Dec, 2022 @5:07 PM

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On the rise: seven of the World Cup’s biggest breakout stars
We pick players, including two from Morocco, who enhanced their reputations in Qatar and could become transfer targets

Will Unwin and John Brewin

15, Dec, 2022 @4:03 PM

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Lionel Messi sets up his shot at destiny with throwback brilliance | Barney Ronay
Argentina’s icon ran things again and took a step back in time to set up a clinching third goal as Croatia were swept aside

Barney Ronay at the Lusail Stadium

14, Dec, 2022 @12:03 AM

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Lionel Messi urges teammates to take last step to win World Cup
Lionel Messi, who drove Argentina on in their semi-final, said: ‘We were confident we would make it,’ but Croatia were angry about the award of a penalty for the first goal

Jacob Steinberg at the Lusail Stadium

13, Dec, 2022 @11:41 PM

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Luka Modric still at very top and World Cup has enhanced his legacy | Nick Ames
Falling short will sting but, if this is the end for the Croatia midfielder, the past three weeks have only served to enhance his legacy

Nick Ames at the Lusail Stadium

13, Dec, 2022 @11:28 PM

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Argentina 3-0 Croatia: World Cup semi-final player ratings
Lionel Messi was outstanding and ran the show but Croatia’s Ivan Perisic failed to offer anything useful from the left

Jacob Steinberg at the Lusail Stadium

13, Dec, 2022 @9:38 PM

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Argentina 3-0 Croatia: World Cup 2022 semi-final – as it happened
Minute-by-minute report: Argentina will play either France or Morocco in Sunday’s final after a Lionel Messi masterclass blew Croatia away. Scott Murray was watching.

Scott Murray

13, Dec, 2022 @9:12 PM

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Inspired Lionel Messi takes Argentina past Croatia and into World Cup final
Lionel Messi scored a penalty and set up two for Julián Álvarez as Argentina beat Croatia 3-0 to reach the World Cup final

David Hytner at the Lusail Stadium

13, Dec, 2022 @9:09 PM

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‘We are built differently’: Croatia relish second shot at World Cup glory
With two semi-final appearances in four years, a nation of less than 4 million continues to punch far above its weight

Aleksandar Holiga

13, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘I like big games’: Dominik Livakovic fired up to be Croatia’s hero again
Dinamo Zagreb keeper has put uncertainty behind him and excelled at this World Cup after wise words from Luka Modric

Ed Aarons

13, Dec, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Croatia’s success story built on family values and a sprinkling of stardust
Only Messi and Argentina stand in the way of a small country defying the odds to reach a second World Cup final in a row

Nick Ames in Doha

12, Dec, 2022 @6:04 PM

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