After a 2-0 victory over Morocco in the FIFA World Cup semi-finals, France advanced to the tournament’s championship game for the second world cup in a row. When these two teams competed against one another, it was a very tight contest. In the second of the two semi-final matches, which took place in the Al Bayt Stadium on Thursday, December 15, at one in the morning, France faced off against Morocco and the contest proved to be a challenging one. Due to the fact that the losing team will be knocked out of the World Cup tournament, this match was of the utmost importance for both of the teams. To earn a spot in the final game, one must first win their respective match. The stadium was crowded with fans from both teams, however it was a sad day for Morocco and its fans as their team was defeated in this game and was eliminated from the FIFA World Cup 2022. On the other hand, supporters of France were overjoyed to learn that their national team had prevailed over the rivals. Although they were defeated in the match, Morocco nonetheless managed to win the support of football fans everywhere. They performed exceptionally well throughout the entirety of the match, from the opening minutes to the closing seconds. The Kingdom of Morocco made history at the 2022 FIFA World Cup by becoming the first country from Africa to compete in the semifinals of the tournament.
This was without a doubt one of the most entertaining matches to take place during the FIFA World Cup 2022. Morocco gave France a run for their money throughout the match. During the course of this match, Morocco maintained control of the ball 62% of the time, while France was only able to do so 38% of the time. A total of 575 of Morocco’s pass attempts were completed, and the team had 3 corner kicks. Morocco’s pass accuracy was 86%. France, on the other side, had a pass completion rate of 363 percent, a pass accuracy of 80 percent, and they were granted two corner kicks throughout this match. This game included a significant number of infractions all throughout its duration. This game had a total of 21 fouls, with France committing 10 and Morocco committing 11. Morocco received just one cautionary yellow card for their actions.
Morocco performed exceptionally well in every facet of this game, including passes and possession, yet they were unable to score a single goal and ended up losing the game. Morocco’s lack of good luck was the primary factor in the loss of this game. Despite the fact that they were lost in the match, Morocco’s fans were extremely delighted with their team’s performance and helped motivate them throughout the match. In football, having control of the ball and making passes was of no use until a goal was scored. It made no difference in the least whether or not someone had possession or passes. Only the squad that scores more goals than their opponent will emerge victorious. In this match, France was down to possession and passes than Morocco was, but they took every opportunity and scored 2 goals to win the match, and in the end, they advanced to the final while Morocco was eliminated from the World Cup. Despite the fact that Morocco had a few opportunities to score, they were unable to do so due to the strong defensive play of France and the goalkeeping of their opponent.
There were a total of two goals scored in this match, and both of them were scored by France. During the first 45 minutes of play, there was only one goal scored. The French team immediately went on the offensive as the contest got underway. France scored the game’s first goal after just 5 minutes had elapsed since the match had begun. France’s Theo Hernandez was responsible for an incredible goal that they scored. Every single person inside the stadium was taken aback when they saw this incredible goal. The clamor of the French supporters could be heard across the entirety of the stadium. The first half ended with neither team having any further success in finding the back of the net. The score was 1-0 in France’s favor at the completion of the first half of the game.
In the second half, Morocco made a valiant effort to score goals and also had a few chances to do so, but they were unable to do so due to France’s excellent defense and goalkeeping. On the other hand, France did not stop attacking Morocco and continued to do so throughout the match. During the 79th minute of play, France’s Randal Kolo Muani scored an incredible goal that ultimately proved to be the game-winning goal. Despite the fact that Kylian Mbappé initially attempted to score by shooting the ball, the defense for Morocco blocked his shot, and the ball end up at Muani’s foot. He decided to make the most of the situation and sent the ball back into the Morocco net. At that point in the game, France held a commanding 2-0 lead over their opponents. When the dust settled at the end of the match, nothing had changed, and France had emerged triumphant to move on to the championship match. Morocco battles till the very end of the match. Though they lost the match but they manages to win the affection of millions of football fans all over the world.
The last match of the FIFA World Cup 2022 will take place at the Lusail Stadium on Sunday, December 18 at 9.00 pm. In the final match of the FIFA World Cup 2022, France and Argentina will square off against one another.
France vs Morocco
|1st Half||2nd Half||Full Time|
Theo Hernandez – (France) – 5’
Randal Kolo Muani – (France) – 79’