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Morocco vs Croatia LIVE: World Cup 2022 team news, line-ups and more today

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Croatia face Morocco in their World Cup opener as they bid to repeat their superb journey to the final in 2018.Luka Modric, who won the Golden Ball in Russia four years ago, will hope to deliver one last time for Croatia in a World Cup, with Zlatko Dalić’s side packed with talent.

Speaking of which, Walid Regragui’s Morocco side have the potential to cause an upset in the tournament, having fallen slightly short of expectations in their run to the quarter-finals at last year’s Africa Cup of Nations.Belgium and Canada are also in Group F, with each of the four sides capable of qualifying for the last 16 of the competition. Follow all the action from the Al Bayt Stadium with our live blog below:Gareth Southgate will seek dialogue with Fifa for “clarity” on rules on penalties at the World Cup, after what England felt were inconsistent application of the laws for penalties in the 6-2 win over Iran.Harry Maguire appeared to have been man-handled in the box during the first half, but the incident didn’t even go to VAR despite teams having been warned that was precisely the sort of moment that would be penalised.Southgate said it concerned him all the more since it had been an England goal that was used as an example in guidance to referees before the tournament.The officials had been shown Kalvin Phillips blocking Albanian defenders for a Maguire goal in a 5-0 win last November, with Pierluigi Collina saying “that would be disallowed here - it would be interfering with an opponent from an offside position”.Southgate felt that rationale wasn’t applied.

England did give away a penalty for the last goal of the game.“Well, what worries me is we were used in an example in the referee’s video.

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