France Vs. Morocco

WORLD CUP

Theo Hernandez gave France the lead early, and later, Randal Kolo Muani scored off the bench to help France to a 2-0 victory over a very good Morocco team at Al Bayt Stadium.

France will face Lionel Messi and Argentina in the World Cup final on Sunday, where they will attempt to become the first team to defend their title since Brazil in 1962.

Morocco has been the tournament’s biggest surprise, and Walid Regragui’s squad responded brilliantly to Hernandez’s fifth-minute opener, pinning back the world champions for significant periods in a display of considerable courage and skill.

Kolo Muani, a striker for Eintracht Frankfurt, emerged as an unlikely hero for France by scoring with his first touch after Kylian Mbappe had a shot blocked in the 88th minute.

Lineups:

France (4-2-3-1, right to left): 1. Lloris (GK) — 5. Kounde, 4. Varane, 24. Konate, 22. T. Hernandez — 8. Tchouameni, 13. Fofana — 11. Dembele, 7. Griezmann, 10. Mbappe — 9. Giroud

Morocco (5-4-1, right to left): 1. Bono (GK) — 2. Hakimi, 18. El Yamiq, 20. Dari, 6. Saiss, 3. Mazraoui — 7. Ziyech, 8. Ounahi, 4. Amrabat, 17. Boufal —19. En-Nesyri

The French have finally achieved their goal. It’s possible that Didier Deschamps will make history by becoming the first coach to win the World Cup twice. A number of Moroccans collapse to the ground. Some of them are crying, but they’ve all changed their lives in the past few weeks, and they’ve given their incredible fans memories that will last a lifetime.

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