FIFA World Cup 2022 – France beats Morocco 2-0 in the semifinal

Defending Champions France beat Morocco 2-0 in the semifinal on Dec 14.

Key Moments

France took the lead within the first five minutes of the match.

Around the 5th minute, Midfielder Kylian Mbappe attempted a shot, and the deflected ball found its way to his teammate Theo Hernandez, who kicked it past Morocco’s goalkeeper Bono into the net.

theo hernandez goal against morocco at the world cup
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Already under pressure, Morocco’s captain Romain Saïss sustained an injury and was substituted.

Morocco’s Jawad El Yamiq attempted a fine bicycle kick in the 45th minute, but the ball hit the goalpost.

jawad el yamiq bicycle kick against france in the world cup
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France doubled its lead in the 79th minute as Randal Kolo Muanui scored another goal.

Randal Kolo Muanui against morocco in the world cup semifinal

Morocco, which created history as the first African football team to have reached the semifinals, fought to the very end but to no avail.

France will play Argentina on Dec 18.