Some people say that the game for third place in the World Cup is the most unnecessary game in the tournament.
Two teams that have come a long way but lost in the semi-finals come to him with no desire and no real desire to stick around.
But if you ask Croatia's striker - Andrej Kramaric - that's not how things are, this is before he and his friends will meet the Moroccan team on Saturday (17:00, here 11) to fight for the place on the podium of the World Cup in Qatar.
"I think if you ask this question to the Moroccan players as well, I don't think they will say it is unnecessary," Kramaric said at a press conference last night to a journalist who asked him about the level of motivation, "They are fighting for their lives because if you win a medal in the World Cup you become To an immortal hero in your country. That's exactly what we're going to do, fight."
Morocco produced a formidable performance in Qatar to become the first African team to reach the World Cup semi-finals, but the Atlas Lions' run came to an end with a 2-0 loss to reigning champions France on Wednesday.
Croatia reached the finals in Russia in 2018, but suffered a 3-0 loss to Argentina on Tuesday in their bid to regain status.
Kramerich, yesterday on the road, photo: Getty Images
Kramaric added: "Eight of us who were at the tournament in Russia understand that feeling of winning a medal at the World Cup and we have a lot of players who haven't experienced it and would be happy to do it because it's something that will stay with them for the rest of their lives."
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