Defending champions, France have qualified for the final of the 2022 World Cup after beating history makers Morocco 2-0 in the semi-final on Wednesday. France, who have now made it to back-to-back finals, started the game at a fast pace as they attacked the Atlas Lions from both ends.
France Beat Morocco to Book Final with Argentina
Morocco is the first African country to make it this far which already a history and record made. Theo Hernandez opened the scoring for the reigning champions with a well-taken finish just five minutes into the game.
Morocco also lost the unfit Romain Saiss to injury before half-time but, roared on by their fanatical support, they came close to drawing level when Jawad El Yamiq’s overhead kick was kept out by a combination of the post and France keeper Hugo Lloris in the first half of the game.
Head coach Didier Deschamps’ side always threatened on the break and so it proved as the lurking Muani finally broke Morocco’s resistance late on. They will now face Argentina in the final on Sunday while Morocco will slug it out against Croatia for a third-place match on Saturday.