After ending the dream trip to Morocco, France has fixed a meeting with Argentina for the ongoing FIFA World Cup title in Qatar.
Morocco, who made the history of the first African country to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup, had a setback before the start of the match. Despite being named in the starting team, the main defender Nayef Aguird dropped out due to injury. It was in the fifth minute of the game that France could maintain the lead with Hernandez’s goal.Despite the effort and spirit of the Moroccan team, the French team was more technical and balanced. After replacing Ousmane Dembele in the 79th minute, Kolo Muani scored a goal less than a minute after entering the field, and Lionel Messi’s Argentina will meet France at Lusail Stadium in Doha next Sunday.
Morocco also lost Roman Sais due to injury in the first half. However, with the unwavering affection of the supporters, he brought the game closer to a tie. In particular, the shot of Javad El Yamik was saved by the French captain goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.Liverpool’s defender Ibrahim Konate’s performance for France was brilliant. The French players maintained their composure in the Moroccan-dominated atmosphere at the Al-Bayet stadium. In the first half, one of Oliver Giroud’s shots hit the post.
Since Pele and Brazil in 1958 and 1962, no team has won the World Cup twice in a row for 60 years. This will be an opportunity for France. It is the first since Brazil in 2002 to reach the finals consecutively.
Four and a half years ago, in the final of the World Cup held in Russia, France won the World Cup title for the second time in history by defeating Croatia.
Although defeated in the semi-finals, Morocco will compete against Croatia for the third place on Saturday. Croatia lost to Argentina in the first semi-final on Tuesday night.