The emphasis now goes to France’s World Cup semi-final match against Morocco, which will take place on Wednesday. France are still on course to successfully defend their World Cup title.
Les Bleus advanced to the semifinals with a win over England in the quarterfinals by a score of 2-1, after suffering a genuine scare when Harry Kane missed a late penalty kick in which he had the opportunity to equalize the score and maybe push the game into extra time.
Morocco have every cause to be optimistic after beating Portugal 1-0 to create history in the World Cup. However, France are now the heavy favorites to win the tournament and make it to another World Cup final.
Morocco is the first African team to get to a World Cup semi-final and has already defeated a number of European powers in Qatar. In addition, Morocco is the first African nation to advance to a World Cup final.
Everything you need to know about the matchup in the semifinals is provided here…
Date, starting time, and location of the event
On Wednesday, December 14, 2022, the match between France and Morocco is slated to begin at 7pm Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
The contest will go down in the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, which is located in Qatar.
Where to find the TV channel and live stream for France’s match vs Morocco: Soon, information on where spectators may watch the game will be made available.
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Team news for France and Morocco’s matchup.
After being substituted out of the Wolves’ match against Portugal due to an injury, Morocco captain Romain Saiss is questionable to return.
Nayef Aguerd and Noussair Mazraoui, both defenders, as well as Walid Cheddira, who was sent off after receiving two yellow cards late in the quarter-final victory, did not play in that game. Walid Cheddira is still suspended as a result of his dismissal.
It would seem that France did not sustain any injuries during their victory against England, since they have decided to start the exact same eleven players for both of their next matches.
In addition, Didier Deschamps does not need to be concerned about any players who have been banned.
France versus Morocco prediction
In order for Morocco to get this far, they have had to put in a massive amount of work. First, they had to overcome Spain in the round of 16, and then they had to prevail against Portugal in the quarterfinals.
It seems like they have taken on more than they can handle, especially with a roster that is becoming thinner by the day. This might be one battle too many for them.
France has shown that they can be successful in the tournament even when they are not playing at their best, and they seem to be on track to play in a World Cup final for the second consecutive time.
I predict a victory for France, 2-0.
Head to head (h2h) competition record and outcomes
France wins with a score of 3
The score is Morocco 1, Slovenia 0.
Odds for France to qualify after their match against Morocco are: 1/4.
Morocco to qualify: 10/3
Draw (90 mins): 11/4