Croatia open their World Cup campaign against Morocco in Group F.
Croatia rode a sensational run to the World Cup final four years ago, losing 4-2 to champions France in Moscow.
Luka Modric returns for his fourth World Cup and continues to be the leader of Zlatko Dalic’s side.
Belgium are the favorites in Group F, with Croatia and Morocco potentially vying for second place in qualification.
Here’s everything you need to know.
When is Morocco vs Croatia?
The match kicks off at 10:00 GMT on Wednesday, November 23 at Al Bayt Stadium.
What TV channel is it on and how can I watch it online?
It will be broadcast live on ITV 1, with coverage starting at 9am, as well as on the ITV X player.
What’s up with the team?
Neither side appear to have reported any injury issues in the build-up and may opt to stick with stable squads.
Croatia have key partnerships in defense and midfield, with Dejan Lovren paired with Josko Gvardiol at the back and Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic and Marcelo Brozovic in midfield.
Ivan Perisic will be looking to go wild down the left, while Bruno Petkovic and Andrej Kramaric could be in contention for the starting spot up front.
For Morocco, Nayef Aguerd is set to start in the heart of defense despite having barely played in the Premier League for West Ham this season.
Morocco: Bono; Hakimi, Saiss, Aguerd, Mazraoui; Ounahi, Amrabat, Amallah; Ziyech, En-Nesyri, Boufal
Croatia: Livakovic; Stanisic, Lovren, Gvardiol, Barisic; Modric, Brozovic, Kovacic; Vlasic, Petkovic, Perisic
Croatia are a seasoned World Cup campaigner with a solid record of coming out of their squad at recent major tournaments. They will have targeted this opening match against Morocco to get off to a good start. Morocco 0-2 Croatia