Morocco have already created history in the FIFA World Cup. As the first African Nation, Morocco have qualified for the semifinal in Qatar. However, they have a chance to fulfill their dream tomorrow. At Al Bayt Stadium, Morocco will face the defending champion France tomorrow. France also have the chance to go to the final for the 2nd successive time.
Stats and Facts
France have played five matches against Morocco, including friendlies. But they have never lost a single clash against the African Red Armies. France won three games and tied the remaining two. However, the time has changed now. Morocco have become the GIANT KILLER in this Qatar World Cup.
Anyway, France played in six semifinals before. But their records are not good enough at this stage. They were eliminated in their first three semifinal games. After that, the Frech improved and developed their style of football. Therefore, they won their last three semifinals in the FIFA World Cup.
World Cup Journey
No one considered Morocco a semifinalist at the start of the world cup. But the players of Morocco shocked the entire world. They have defeated big teams such as Portugal, Spain, and Belgium. Despite playing against these big names, Morocco didn’t concede a single goal so far. The only goal they conceded against Canada was an own goal.
Besides, France are flying in the world cup. They have missed several stars such as Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante, Karim Benzema, and many more. But the Deschamps boys are playing brilliantly. They lost one game only in the group round.
France already lost several key players due to injury before they announced their squad for the Qatar World Cup. However, the players they have right now are fully fit except for one. Lucas Hernandez has been ruled out due to an injury as he got a knock during the match against Australia. But the manager replaced him with Theo Hernandez. The remaining players are ready to play in the semifinal tomorrow.
On the other side, Moroccan striker Walid Cheddira got two yellow cards. Therefore, he will miss the game due to the suspension.
The Possible Lineup for France:
Lloris; Kounde, Varane, Upamecano, T. Hernandez; Tchouameni, Rabiot; Dembele, Griezmann, Mbappe; Giroud
The Possible Lineup for Morocco:
Bono; Hakimi, El Yamiq, Aguerd, Mazraoui; Ounahi, Amrabat, Amallah; Ziyech, En-Nesyri, Boufal