在Al Khor的Al Bayt體育場進行的比賽是周三（北京時間10:00）的第一場比賽，也是F組的首場比賽，該組還包括世界排名第二的比利時隊和1986年以來首次參加世界盃的加拿大隊。
Walid Regragui在三個月前取代Vahid Halilhodzic成為摩洛哥主教練，他的首要任務之一是將切爾西中場球員Hakim Ziyech召回國家隊。
- 沒有 這是摩洛哥和克羅地亞在世界盃上的第一次交鋒。他們之前唯一的一次交鋒是1996年12月在卡薩布蘭卡舉行的哈桑二世獎盃賽中。這場比賽以2比2結束，產生了三張紅牌。克羅地亞在點球大戰中以7-6獲勝。
- 沒有 克羅地亞在對陣非洲對手的兩場國際足聯世界盃比賽中以6-0的總比分獲勝（2014年4-0對喀麥隆，2018年2-0對尼日利亞）。
- 無 這將是摩洛哥第六次參加世界盃，但自1986年以來，他們還沒有通過小組賽，當時他們在16強中最終被德國淘汰（1-0輸掉）。
- 無 這是克羅地亞第六次參加世界盃。在之前的五次中，他們要麼在小組賽階段被淘汰（三次），要麼至少進入半決賽（兩次，包括2018年的決賽）。
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Midfielder Luka Modric wants Croatia to write a new chapter in their World Cup history when they face Morocco in their 2022 tournament opener on Wednesday.
"What we went through in 2018 was an unforgettable experience, indelible in our minds," the Croatia captain said.
"We will speak about it and be having recollections for the rest of our lives, but we need to put it aside."
Modric, now 37, collected the Golden Ball award in Russia for being the tournament's best player and added: "Many players at the Russia World Cup are not here, new players have come, quality young players with fresh energy.
"This is a new tournament and we have to look at it that way.
"We're expected to play our hearts out, give our best and leave the last atom of strength on the pitch.
"If this means we get good results, then great - if not, we have to keep our heads high knowing we gave our best."
The match at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor is the first game on Wednesday (10:00 GMT) and the opening one in a Group F which also contains a Belgium side ranked second in the world and a Canada team playing in their first World Cup since 1986.
Croatia are 12th in the rankings, 10 places above Morocco, a nation that has played at five previous tournaments but only made it out of the group phase once, in 1986.
Walid Regragui replaced Vahid Halilhodzic as Morocco head coach just three months ago and one of his first tasks was to recall Chelsea midfielder Hakim Ziyech to the national side.
"Our players will need the best of Hakim Ziyech," Regragui said. "When Hakim has this confidence, he is one of the top players in the world.
"We need him with his quality and he will give everything.
"It's going to be a very difficult match, we will adapt and play our hearts out. We will show great motivation and respect for the opponents.
"Of course, Croatia are favourites in this game - they played in the final of the last World Cup and have the Golden Ball player in Luka Modric.
"What's important is we play Morocco's football with a positive attitude, give everything and afterwards we have no regrets."
Morocco defender Nayef Aguerd has recovered from the ankle injury he picked up in pre-season, despite only making one West Ham appearance in the Premier League this season - as a substitute in the 2-0 loss against Leicester on 12 November.
Croatia have no fresh injury concerns, with Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic available despite struggling with a knee injury recently. • None This is the first encounter between Morocco and Croatia at a World Cup. Their only previous meeting was in the Hassan II Trophy in December 1996, played in Casablanca. The game ended 2-2, producing three red cards. Croatia won 7-6 on penalties. • None Croatia have won their two Fifa World Cup games against African opposition by an aggregate of 6-0 (4-0 v Cameroon in 2014, 2-0 v Nigeria in 2018). • None This will be Morocco's sixth appearance at the World Cup, but they have not progressed past the group stage since 1986, when they were eventually eliminated by Germany in the last 16 (losing 1-0). • None This is Croatia's sixth World Cup appearance. In the previous five, they have either been eliminated in the group stages (three times) or at least reached the semi-finals (twice, including the final in 2018).