Obviously, before the this tournament Kick off, the Morocco side definitely was not appreciated by experts. However, the reality of the field has proved the opposite.
This time around, Morocco played bravely, defending and counter-attacking were all extremely sharp to achieve high efficiency, thereby leading the group with the presence of both Croatia and Belgium.
France vs Morocco
FIFA World Cup 2022 Semi Final
Date: 14 December 2022, Wednesday
Kick-off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Al Bayt Stadium (Al Khor).
- Walid Regragui has huge problems with injuries in his team’s back line
- France did not have too many troubles with any rival so far in the tournament
- Kylian Mbappe is the tournament’s top scorer with five goals
In the 1/8 round, Morocco stubbornly defended against Spain to draw 0-0 after 120 minutes and defeated the opponent in the penalty shootout. In the quarter-finals, Morocco played even more impressively when they beat Portugal 1-0 with En-Nesyri’s decisive goal.
Across the field, France is having high confidence after eliminating the dramatic Three Lions. Although the squad was partially damaged by injuries, the strength of France was still too terrible. Perhaps from the beginning of the tournament until now, only England made them sweat.
However, there is a worrying detail for France, in 5 matches at the 2022 World Cup, every match France concedes 1 goal, regardless of whether the opponent is strong or weak.
At this time, Morocco is a team that has never lost at the 2022 World Cup. More impressively, Morocco has only conceded 1 goal (due to an own goal) after 5 matches taking place in Qatar. Experts say that the upcoming match against Morocco will be a difficult time for the defending champion.
The Mbappe side can completely pay a heavy price if it loses focus like Spain or Portugal. Even if there is a ticket to continue, Mbappe and his teammates may need more than 90 official minutes to finish Morocco as they are good too.