France Vs Morocco: FIFA World Cup 2022 Semi-Finals Teams

France Vs Morocco

Morocco has conceded just one goal in the entire tournament – an own goal in their 2-1 win over Canada in the group stage – Croatia Belgium, Spain, and Portugal all failed to breach a solid backline. But France boasts multiple goal threats.

Kylian Mbappe and Olivier Giroud have scored nine goals between them and Ousmane Dembele and Antoine Griezmann will also ask plenty of questions.

The most recent meeting between France Vs Morocco came in a friendly in 2007 when they settled for a 2-2 draw at Stade de France, Paris.

Injured Players

Morocco’s defense has a number of fitness concerns; center-back Nayef Aguero missed the Portugal game due to a muscle injury, and his regular partner, Romain Saiss, was substituted due to a hamstring injury. Walid Regragui will be able to dispatch whoever is fully activated.

Moroccan Counters

It is likely that France will enjoy plenty of possession in the Moroccan half but they will have to protect against swift counter-attacks. Morocco’s style is direct and while they tend to focus on the flanks, with Hakim Ziyech on the right and Sofiane Boufal on the left, they can go too long to striker Youssef En-nesyri and Scamper Forward in support.

France’s full-backs Jules kounde and Hernandez can expect a busy night, meantime morocco will look to take advantage of any slip-ups from center-half Dayot Upamecano, who had some moments against England.

Morocco spent a huge amount of energy in their wins against Spain and Portugal and with some players having injuries, Wednesday’s game will be an actual test of their durability and stamina.

The match against Spain went to a lot of penalties apart from that they faced a frantic second half against Portugal.

France has been able to take care of their knockout games without any extra time and should be much fresher.

Didier Deschamps’ men will seek to exploit their fitness Advantage by making Morocco work hard without the ball, switching play, and forcing Regragui in the previous stages.

France Vs Morocco

Crowd Support 

France has fewer injury concerns and more attacking weapons, but morocco will have a crowd behind them at the Al Bayt stadium, urging them to pull off another upset.

France Vs Morocco Last Five Encounters

  • France 2 Morocco – 1998 – Morocco’s Abdelmajid lamrim scored for either side in this game to dominate the headline while stopyra’s 49th-minute’ striker proved to be the winner.
  • Morocco 2 France 2 -1998 – A quality game of football which Morocco eventually won on penalties. The friendly saw goals from Laurent Blanc and Youri Djorkaeff for France while it was a brace from Salaheddine to the star performer of the game.
  • France 1 Morocco 0 – 1999 – Youri Djorkaeff scored the only goal of the game for this game Robert Pires and Nicolas Anelka came off the bench in addition to Zinedine Zidane starting.
  • Morocco 1 France 5 – 200 – France had five different goal scorers in this demolition in the form of Thierry Henry, Youri Djorkaeff, Christophe Dugarry, Nicolas Anelka, and Sylvain wilted. Noureddine maybe could only manage a 65th-minute consolation for the Atlas Lions.

France 2 Morocco 2 – 2007 – An entertaining game of football with youssef mokhtari scoring a late equalizer for morocco after France went forward courtesy of goals from Sidney Govou and also Sami Nasri after an early lead for the African nation.

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