Tonight’s FIFA World Cup semifinal between Morocco and France will be their first; it will be France’s sixth. Current champions France have seemed to be in great shape ever since the FIFA World Cup 2022 got underway.
They have won all the games thus far except for the Tunisia game. Morocco became the first country from Africa to reach the World Cup semifinals after defeating Portugal’s team 1-0.
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Compared to other defending champions in the old days, France has seemed to be in great shape for consecutive world championships. They have Olivier Giroud and Kylian Mbappe, two footballers who are heavy favourites to win the Golden Boot. Additionally, Giroud has recorded the most goals overall for France. France should have no issue beating Morocco to advance to the finals for a second straight year.
The Portuguese were added to Morocco’s list of European opponents because of their determined comeback win in the quarterfinals. Morocco had a terrific day in its final match after defeating Belgium and Spain in the World Cup on kicks. They gain from playing France close to home as well. Their incredibly defensive strategy has been effective thus far.
France vs Morocco Match Time
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Players to Watch
Mbappe and Giroud will be crucial players to keep an eye on as each has a chance to prove themselves as the competition’s top goal scorers and lead their teams back to the championship game. Morocco will rely heavily on Hakim Ziyech, who has scored once in the competition.
France vs Morocco Head-to-Head
There have been five prior encounters between France and Morocco. France triumphed in three games, Morocco won one, and one match ended in a tie. However, these two sides have never faced off against one another in a major competition like the World Cup.
France vs Morocco Prediction
France will defeat Morocco 3-0 to end their World Cup hopes.