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"A World Cup medal makes her an immortal hero": Croatia wants third place | Israel today


At the same time as the training was held in a great mood, the Croatian Andrej Kramaric explained on the road ahead of the match against Morocco that he and his teammates do not intend to give up the place on the podium despite the heavy defeat in the semi-finals against Argentina

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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Source: israelhayom

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