Morocco and Croatia will kick off their group stage campaigns on Wednesday morning, getting the Group F motion began at 5 a.m. ET. Morocco will hope to upset Croatia, who completed because the match runners-up after dropping to France in 2018’s World Cup closing. You may catch all of the motion from Al Bayt Stadium on FS1.
Croatia are the favorites to win, priced at +115 at DraftKings Sportsbook. Morocco are underdogs at +275 whereas a draw is available in at +225. The Croatians are additionally favored to advance out of the group at -200 whereas Morocco is subsequent in line at +200, simply forward of Canada at +275.
Wednesday morning’s contest can be officiated by Fernando Rapallini within the middle, with fellow Argentinians Juan Belatti and Diego Bonfa serving as his assistants on the touchline. 44-year-old Rapallini sees his first World Cup as he’s hung out as a referee in Argentina’s Primera Division, and served as the primary Latin American to referee a European championship when he made three appearances in final yr’s UEFA Euro 2020 match. He issued 12 yellow playing cards and awarded three penalty kicks via these three matches, and likewise handed out 16 yellow playing cards, one second yellow, one straight crimson, and one penalty via 5 CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers.
The overall playing cards for this sport is ready at 4.5 with the beneath coming in at -165, whereas the over is priced at +120. Right here’s a take a look at Rapallini’s complete officiating crew for Wednesday morning’s match.
Assistant Referee 1: Juan Belatti (ARG)
Assistant Referee 2: Diego Bonfa (ARG)
Fourth Official: Kevin Ortega (PER)
Reserve AR: Karen Diaz (MEX)
VAR: Julio Bascunan (CHI)
AVAR: Leodan Gonzalez (URU)
OVAR: Nicolas Taran (URU)
SVAR: Paolo Valeri (ITA)
SAVAR: Martin Soppi (URU)