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FIFA World Cup 2022: Morocco brushed off Semi-final by France


Defending Champions France edged past Morocco to book a place in Sunday’s World Cup final after holding off a spirited Morrocco from the North African side .

Left-back Theo Hernandez and Randal Kolo Muani scored for the blues to win it 2-0 at the Al Bayt Stadium on Wednesday,

Hernandez fired France ahead after just five minutes with an acrobatic strike past Yassine Bounou from close-range to become the first opposition player to score against the Atlas Lions.

There on, Morocco responded offensively, with immense control over possession and pressing for an equaliser before half-time, but the game moved into a break on 1-0.

In the second period, France, came back with the same intentions but were second-best, until Randal Kolo Muani put the game to bed late on, tapping home from close range in the 79th minute from a Mbappe deflected shot.

This result means that France have set up a showdown with Argentina in four days’ time as they look to become the first team to retain the World Cup title since Brazil in 1962.

The Atlas Lions of Morocco become the first Arab and African country to make it to a World Cup semifinal, they look to fight for third when face Croatia in a third-place play-off on Saturday.

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