Morocco became the second African country to pick up a point after holding Croatia to a goalless draw in today’s 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
In an encounter that produced few goal scoring chances, Morocco contained Croatia well and showed a lot of attacking intent, but failed to create clear-cut opportunities.
Ziyech looked threatening for the Atlas Lions in the first half, but was quieter after the break.
Modric put in some good crosses from corners and free-kicks, but was unable to find Croatia’s target men.
It was a game largely played in the middle third of the pitch, with both sides potentially wary of losing and damaging their chances of progressing to the knockout stages from a group that also contains Belgium and Canada.
The goalless draw is the third of this World Cup, after Denmark’s opener against Tunisia and Poland v Mexico on Tuesday. There was only one in the entire 2018 tournament in Russia.