After beating Morocco in the play-off in Qatar, Croatia finished third in the World Cup.
Josko Gvardiol scored Croatia’s first goal within the first 10 minutes, but Achraf Dari of Morocco equalized soon afterwards.
Morocco was still hopeful of being the third African nation at 1-1.
However, Croatia was led by Mislav Orsic at half-time to make it 2-1.
Morocco had one last chance in six minutes of extra time. However, Youssefen-Nesyri missed the goal.
France finished second to Croatia at the Russian World Cup.
Portugal’s defeat by Morocco in the quarter-finals was just one of many surprises in the tournament in Qatar.
It saw Morocco becoming the first Arab or African nation to reach the fourth round. France was beaten.
In their semi-final, Croatia lost to Argentina by 3-0
France and Argentina will also be competing for Sunday’s World Cup victory.