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France vs Morocco Highlights: Theo Hernandez and Randal Kolo Muani helped France to defeat Morocco 2-0 in the Semifinals of Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022. Read the highlights of France vs Morocco in detail.

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France vs Morocco Highlights

France vs Morocco Highlights | Qatar FIFA world cup 2022

France beat Morocco 2-0 yesterday at the Al Bayt Stadium in the World Cup 2022 semifinal, with goals from Theo Hernandez & Randal Kolo Muani (IST). Thus, France created history by becoming the 1st team to win sequent championships since Brazil in 1998. France will take on Argentina on Sunday in the final game of the competition.

At Al Bayt Stadium, Les Blues defeated a strong Morocco team by a score of 2-0 to advance to the World Cup final. Theo Hernandez scored the 1st goal for France.

France is now ready to play Lionel Messi and Argentina in the championship game, looking to become the first team to do so since Brazil in 1962.

Morocco has been the stagger of Qatar 2022 & Walid Regragui’s team rallied brilliantly, tailing Hernandez’s opening goal in the 5th min, holding the world champions at bay for generous stretches in an impressive display of bravery & skill.

Kolo Muani of Eintracht Frankfurt surfaced as the surprise winner for France, scoring with his very 1st touch after Kylian Mbappe had an effort blocked 11 minutes from the end.

Before this game, Morocco had only given up one goal all tournament, & even that was their own goal as they became the 1st African team to qualify for the World Cup 2022 semifinals.

All 3 players—Romain Saiss, Nayef Aguard, and Noussair Mazraoui—were healthy enough to play. Still, West Ham’s Aguard withdrew after the pregame warmup, and captain Saiss was taken off midway across the opening frame because he was having trouble.

The disorganized France opening, in which Antoine Griezmann took advantage of Jawad El Yamiq’s slip to send the ball back to Mbappe, appeared to be influenced by this uncertainty. Hernandez’s first attempt was blocked, and his second effort looped up off Oliver Giroud, but he was aware of the potential outcomes and delivered an acrobatic finish.

Giroud struck the post after Saiss’ thigh gave way. Hugo Lloris had previously stopped Azzedine Ounahi at full stretch before El Yamiq’s overhead kick that hit the base of the post came close to making up for his mistake.

Mbappe tried to get France back in the game after the interval, but Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech showed he was the game’s finest attacker by launching many nimble forays down the right side.

Ibrahima Konate only made last-ditch clearances after Dayot Upemacano became ill and could not play. Then, just when Kylian Mbappe’s quick feet opened up space for a half-blocked shot that dropped well for Kolo Muani, who had only played for 44 seconds, did France get breathing room.

Morocco’s remarkable run will last much longer in the memories.

France vs Morocco | Goals | Qatar FIFA world cup 2022

France – Theo Hernandez (5 mins)

France – Randal Kolo Muani (79 mins)

France vs Morocco | Player Ratings | Qatar FIFA world cup 2022

France:

  • Lloris – 7
  • Kounde – 7
  • Varane – 6
  • Konate – 7
  • Theo Hernandez – 7
  • Dembele – 6
  • Tchouameni – 6
  • Griezmann – 8
  • Fofana – 6
  • Mbappe – 7
  • Giroud – 5
  • Subs:

  • Thuram – 7
  • Muani – 7
  • Morocco:

  • Bono – 6
  • Hakimi – 7
  • El Yamiq – 6
  • Dari – 6
  • Saiss – 6
  • Mazraoui – 6
  • Ziyech – 7
  • Ounahi – 6
  • Amrabat – 7
  • Boufal – 6
  • En-Nesyri – 6
  • Subs:

  • Amallah – 7
  • Allah – 6
  • Aboukhal – 6
  • Hamedallah – 6
  • Ezzalzouli – n/a
  • France vs Morocco Highlights | Match Report | Qatar FIFA world cup 2022

  • 5th Goal – France’s first significant assault gives them the upper hand! After Theo Hernandez’s effort in the box, Kylian Mbappe blocks Theo Hernandez’s scores from a tight angle.
  • 17th Minute – France launches a swift onslaught, and suddenly Olivier Giroud defeats his opponent one-on-one. He attempts to score but hits the near post with his shot.
  • 44th Minute – What a commitment that is. When France fails to deal with a corner adequately, Jawad El Yamiq receives it and scores with an overhead kick that hits the post.
  • 79th Minute Goal – Muani scores from close range after Mbappe’s tiptoeing run inside the box ends with a shot deflecting his way with less than a minute on the field. The striker was unable to miss.
  • 90+4 Minute: How has that not been absorbed? Hamedallah’s legs have partially deflected by Ounahi’s shot from within the area, but Jules Kounde is there to stop it.
  • Mbappe sets up Messi versus Mbappe showdown

    The World Cup final pits Argentina versus France; therefore, one plot will take center stage. Kylian Mbappe versus Lionel Messi. The finest in the world vs the potential heir to his kingdom.

    The two, who compete as teammates for Paris Saint-Germain at the club level, will face off for World Cup success. With the top two scorers tied on five goals, the Golden Boot contest may come down to a winner-takes-all scenario. possibly even the Golden Ball.

    The stakes could not be higher, but Messi certainly needs it more. Following Argentina’s semi-final victory against Croatia, the 35-year-old declared that Sunday’s match would be his last at the World Cup. His final attempt to win the most excellent award.

    Mbappe, who is 11 years Messi’s junior, has experience winning the competition after doing it in Russia four years prior. He will have accomplished it twice before turning 24 if he wins again on Sunday.

    It would be a devastating result for Messi, who has been in outstanding form throughout the competition, driven by a sense of destiny, and who had perhaps his most outstanding performance to date in Tuesday’s 3-0 victory against Croatia in Argentina’s semi-final.

    Mbappe, in contrast, turned up his greatest efforts earlier in the competition, scoring twice against Poland and Denmark in the round of 16. After that, however, he only sometimes sprang into life in the quarterfinal victory over England and the match against Morocco.

    He appears ready to command attention in their most important game, just like Messi does. Will Messi win the World Cup in his final competitive appearance to cap off his legacy? Or will France and a claimant to his throne stop him?

    What did the Managers say?

    Didier Deschamps, the manager of France, said: “It’s never easy, but it’s been such a delight. On Sunday, we’re going for the championship.

    We’re going to have fun. My team and players have informed me of this. Spend every moment of the day taking in and savoring the moment. We’re going to compete in a global championship in four days.

    You simply learn; you don’t lose. To reach your goal, you must take advantage of your terrible moments. The most significant thing is to witness people’s eyes light up when you win.

    Your friends and the entire country are behind you; I’m very happy for you; this is a dream come true, and I hope to win even more prizes,” said the winner.

    Walid Regragui of Morocco said: “The most crucial thing was to present a positive image.

    We have demonstrated that there is football in Morocco and that our fans are fantastic.

    This loss doesn’t take away anything we’ve already given; we gave it our best.”

    France vs Morocco | Stats | FIFA World Cup

  • France became the first European country to accomplish so since Germany in 1990 and the first nation to advance to World Cup finals in back-to-back years since Brazil in 2002
  • France has qualified for the World Cup final four times, starting in 1998. (1998, 2006, 2018, 2022). This is two times more than any other country during this time.
  • Didier Deschamps of France is just the fourth coach to do so, joining Vittorio Pozzo of Italy (1934, 1938), Carlos Bilardo of Argentina (1986, 1990), and Franz Beckenbauer of Germany (1986, 1990).
  • Since the 2018 World Cup campaign began, France has won seven knockout games. Only Brazil from 1958 to 1970 (nine games) had a longer winning streak in knockout matches at the World Cup.
  • Randal Kolo Muani scored for France 44 seconds after being brought on as a substitute, which was the third-fastest first goal ever scored in a World Cup game by a substitute, behind Richard Morales for Uruguay vs. Senegal in the 2002 group stage and Ebbe Sand for Denmark vs. Nigeria in the 1998 round of 16. (16 seconds).
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    France vs Morocco’s head to head their previous 12 encounters, France had only prevailed three times, while Argentina had done so six times.