WATCH: Croatia star Orsic scores beautiful curler in World Cup third-place match
- Croatia face Morocco
- Entertaining first half
- Orsic bags brilliant strike
WHAT HAPPENED? The World Cup's third-place play-off between Croatia and Morocco provided plenty of entertainment in Qatar on Saturday. Josko Gvardiol headed Croatia into an early lead but Morocco hit back two minutes later through Achraf Dari. Orsic then restored Croatia's advantage with a measured finish from range.
Mislav Orsic only scores beautiful goals 💥— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) December 17, 2022
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This goal by Oršić was TOO NICE 🎯🇭🇷 pic.twitter.com/XeGge0P7Me— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) December 17, 2022
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Orsic has scored some impressive goals for club side Dinamo Zagreb but this was just his second for Croatia. The 29-year-old may struggle to score a better one after curling it over goalkeeper Yassine Bonou from the edge of the area to put his team back in the lead right before the break.
WHAT NEXT FOR CROATIA? Zlatko Dalic's side return to action in March against Wales in Euro 2024 qualifying.