France, the current world champion, will play Morocco in a World Cup semifinal on Wednesday. Thus, France faces Morocco in the World Cup semi. France beat England on Saturday, and now they want to be the first team in 60 years to win the same tournament twice. But the tournament’s “surprise package” will give them a lot of trouble. Fans in Morocco and the Moroccan diaspora in Europe and other places are happy that Morocco made it to the final four.
France faces Morocco in the World Cup semi.
As the first Arab club to ever make it to the semifinals, the Atlas Lions will be cheered on by thousands of fans in the stadium on the desert edge of Doha. They can also count on support from the people of Qatar. France was Morocco’s colonial power, and many Moroccans still lived and worked in France.
Walid Regragui, born near Paris and played soccer in France, thinks that the neutral fans will cheer for his team. Even though he has fewer followers, President Emmanuel Macron will go to France to show his support. On paper, Didier Deschamps’s team should have no trouble moving on. If Didier Deschamps is worried about his players getting too comfortable, he should remind them how Morocco got here. Regragui’s team beat Spain on penalties, the 2010 champion, and then beat Portugal. It made Cristiano Ronaldo cry.
Group F was won by Morocco, which beat Belgium and Canada and tied with Croatia. They’ve only left one goal in the tournament, but they’ll have to play great defence again tonight to stop France. Mbappe danger Kylian Mbappe has scored the most goals in the game, with five.
Olivier Giroud and Lionel Messi both have four goals. Griezmann has done very well as a creative person. France beat Poland and England in their two knockout games, which made people less worried about injuries to Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante, and Karim Benzema. Hakim Ziyech, a winger for Chelsea, and Youssef En-Nesyri, a forward for Sevilla, will try to find holes in France’s defence. The fact that Morocco is willing to run with the ball and get it back should make for a high-energy game.
“It s not over yet,. Ourambition is to go to the final,” former Morocco international Aziz Bouderbala, part of the 1986 World Cup team that reached the last 16, told AFP.
“Also, we are living a historic moment. We are among the four best teams in the world, but it s fabulous; it s delirium.”
“Plus, we ve become the team people feel positive towards at this World Cup,” said Regragui.
“We re showing the world what s possible with less talent, less quality, less money, and what you can achieve with desire, hard work and belief.”
“Obviously we know they are having an exceptional World Cup and have beaten some big nations, so it is a match we will be taking seriously,” said France right-back Jules Kunde.
“They are no longer a surprise package. They deserve to be here. We hope to make things difficult for them and qualify.”