Again, nobody has predicted the second Semi-Finals between these two teams. No one even predicted Morocco can clear the group stage as well. Not only the round of 16 but Morocco has cleared the Quarter-Finals as well. Now they will face France in this second Semi-Finals. Many people said previously that even though Morocco qualified for the round of 16 but they could not survive against Spain. Morocco defeated Spain. Then some people said, Portugal got an easy opponent and surely they are going to reach the semis. Morocco defeated Portugal. Do not dare to think France got an easy opponent and they are going to reach the finals. No doubt France is far far better than Morocco. But as I always say, this FIFA World Cup 2022 is full of surprises. You can’t predict a single knockout match. No one ever imagined Croatia will beat Brazil, the strongest opponent of this World Cup.
France vs Morocco Match Date and Time
France vs Morocco match will be played at Al Bayt Stadium on 14 December Wednesday at 22:00 local Qatar time.
|Qatar||Wed, Dec. 14||22:00 (local)|
|USA||Wed, Dec. 14||14:00 ET|
|Canada||Wed, Dec. 14||14:00 ET|
|UK||Wed, Dec. 14||19:00 GMT|
|Australia||Thus, Dec. 15||06:00 AEDT|
|India||Thus, Dec. 15||00:30 IST|
|Hong Kong||Thus, Dec. 15||03:00 HKT|
|Malaysia||Thus, Dec. 15||03:00 MYT|
|Singapore||Thus, Dec. 15||03:00 SGT|
|New Zealand||Thus, Dec. 15||08:00 NZDT|
France Squad and Line-up Against Morocco In Semi-Final Match
Despite the injury of Karim Benzema, France’s squad is the perfect squad for this World Cup. From their first match, they have performed amazingly and became the team no one will wish to face in the early knockout stages. Each and every player from their squad is perfect and in great form. Have a look at their full squad.
Coach: Didier Deschamps
Captain: Hugo Lloris
Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris, Alphonse Areola, Steve Mandanda.
Defenders: Benjamin Pavard, Jules Koundé, Raphael Varane, Presnel Kimpembe, William Saliba, Lucas Hernandez, Theo Hernandez, Ibrahima Konaté, Dayot Upamecano.
Midfielders: Adrien Rabiot, Aurelien Tchouaméni, Youssouf Fofana, Matteo Guendouzi, Jordan Veretout, Eduardo Camavinga.
Forwards: Kingsley Coman, Kylian Mbappé, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembélé, Christophe Nkunku.
Their exceptionally talented forwards like Kylian Mbappé, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, and Ousmane Dembélé are in amazing form. Kylian Mbappé is the top goal scorer with 5 goals in the FIFA World Cup 2022. Followed by Olivier Giroud and Lionel Messi with 4 goals each. You can say France is clearly dominating this World Cup same as they have done in 2018. Both leading goal scorers in the race for the Golden Boot award are from France. How France defeated England was awesome. England too played amazing but France literally killed it. If you analyze all the semi-finalists, France looks far better than all teams and they are now the most favorite team to win this FIFA World Cup 2022 title. Most probably, France will play in the below lineup.
The predicted lineup for France against Morocco (4-2-3-1)
Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris
Defenders: Lucas Hernandez, Dayot Upamecano, Raphael Varane, Jules Koundé
Midfielders: Adrien Rabiot, Aurelien Tchouaméni
Forward: Kylian Mbappé, Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembélé, Olivier Giroud
Morocco Squad and Line-up Against France In Semi-Final Match
Walid Regragui head coach of the Moroccan team has had a tough period selecting his team as many of his players were injured in the last match against Portugal. Captain and best defender of Morocco Roman Saiss was also injured and substituted against Portugal. While their best forwards Boufal, Nasiri, and Ziyech were also substituted in their last match. But I hope all the injuries will be minor and all the players may be fit till the semi-final match.
Morocco’s team is one of the best defenses in this FIFA world cup. They conceded only one goal in this FIFA world cup till the semi-final. They haven’t conceded any goal in the penalties also against Spain. So they won’t be changing anything in their defensive shield all the defenders will be the same.
In the semi-finals, they have to face France. France has the ability to score goals. Walid Regragui may have studied Mbappe, Dembele, and Griezzman. Moroccan defenders need to be alert against these Forwards to be in the game.
Morocco Predicted Line-Up Against Spain
Morocco might play in a 4-3-3 formation
Defenders: Mazraoui, Saiss, Aguerd, Hakimi
Mid-fielders: Sabiri, Amrabat, Ounahi
Forward: Boufal, En-Nesyri, Ziyech
France vs Morocco Head-to-head
|28 Apr 1963||Morocco v France||W||2-1||A v B|
|20 Mar 1966||France v Morocco||D||2-2||B v A|
|10 Sep 1967||Morocco v France||L||0-2||Mediterranean Games|
|04 Sep 1975||France v Morocco||L||1-1||Mediterranean Games|
|17 Sep 1987||Morocco v France||D||0-0||Mediterranean Games|
|05 Feb 1988||France v Morocco||L||2-1||Four Nations Tournament|
|23 Jan 1996||France v Morocco||L||1-0||Under-21 v A|
|29 May 1998||Morocco v France||L||2-2||King Hassan II Cup|
|20 Jan 1999||France v Morocco||L||1-0||International Friendly|
|06 Jun 2000||Morocco v France||L||1-5||Hassan II Tournament|
|16 Nov 2007||France v Morocco||D||2-2||International Friendly|
France vs Morocco Semi-Final Match Prediction
Even though France is looking far far better than Morocco, this could not be that much easy task for them. Morocco is yet unbeatable and does not even concede a single goal from an opponent except one own goal. It means no team scored a single goal against Morocco till they reach to semis. Unbelievable!!! But this is France and they have scored a goal against every opponent. Best attackers vs best defenders. This will be a close fight and I guess France will win this match by 1-0.