Morocco to Take on France in Exciting FIFA 2022 World Cup Semi-Final Showdown Tonight| What to Expect from the Match

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Morocco to Take on France in Exciting FIFA 2022 World Cup Semi-Final Showdown

Morocco is set to Battle France in the semi-finals of the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The Match is schedule to take place tonight, 14 December, at the Al Bayt Stadium by 20 GMT (9pm Nigerian time). This semi-final match between Morocco and France is sure to be an exciting one and it is one of the most anticipated matches of the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The match had already seen the hottest ticket rush of the tournament. Both teams have made it to the semi-finals, and they are dying hard to make it to the top of the final game.

Comparing Morocco Vs France Ahead of the Semi-Final of the 2022 World Cup

Comparing Morocco Vs France Ahead of the Semi-Final of the 2022 World Cup
Morocco Team. Credit: Luca Bruno / Associated Press

Morocco is a team on the rise and they have made some impressive progress in recent years. They have a very talented roster and they have some very experienced players in their ranks, even though the team was not popular prior to the Qatar game.

The Moroccan team has been one of the surprise packages of the tournament, having made it to the semi-finals through skillful performances from the group stages through the quarter finals, the first African team to make it that far in the FIFA World Cup History. They have shown their resilience and determination throughout their run in the tournament and have earned the respect of the footballing world from Africa across the Arabic world and the entire Asia. The team had only featured 6 times in FIFA World Cup and has not gone this far just like no African team has done so.

France, on the other hand, are one of the favourites to lift the trophy. They have been one of the most consistent teams in the tournament, and one of the most successful teams in the history of football. France currently hold the World Cup title after winning the game in 2018 and had featured in 16 world cup matches, winning in 1998 and 2018. They are always a tough opponent to face. Their star-studded line-up is capable of winning any match on their day. They have dominated their group and knockout matches, and as one of the best teams in the world can take home the golden cup.

In terms of tactics, the match between Morocco and France is expected to be a tight affair. Both teams will look to play a very attacking game. Morocco will look to use their pace and skill to press high up the pitch and create chances for their attackers. France, on the other hand, will look to play a possession-based game, looking to control the tempo of the game and create chances through quick passing and movement.

Both teams' defensive solidity will be put to the test, as both teams have been difficult to break down in their previous matches. Morocco will look to exploit France's weakness in defence, while France will look to use their attacking prowess to dominate the match.

In terms of individual battles, both teams have some very talented players. The midfield battle between Morocco's Hakim Ziyech and France's Youssouf Fofana is sure to be an intriguing one. Both players have been in top form throughout the tournament, and they will be looking to outshine each other in this match.

Star players like Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe and O. Giroud of France have all it takes to make a difference in the game. On the other hand, Morocco can boast of its captain, Romain Saiss, and other players like Achraf Hakimi, Sofiane Boufal, Youssef En-Nesyri who have played key roles in the progress of the team from the knockout stages to the quarter finals win. Meanwhile the injured Morocco midfielder, Amine Harit, is reportedly back to the team to feature in the semi-final match tonight. Players to be absent from both teams in tonight's game is not yet certain.

Considering fans support, Morocco takes the lead. Their performance in the ongoing FIFA 2022 World Cup Qatar has seen a drift from football as a game to a game of religious and racial touch. Most Arabs believe a win for Morocco is a thumbs up for their race, while others support Morocco for religious reasons.

Meanwhile, Morocco being the first African team to make it to the semi-final of the FIFA World Cup has the dream of African world cup win in their hands. Therefore, most Africans are behind Morocco in the game. France has a huge fan as well as it is the only hope of the Western World in the tournament.

More to be Expected from the Semi-Final Match Between France and Morocco

Overall, the semi-final between Morocco and France is sure to be an enthralling affair. It is expected to be a very close match, with both teams having the ability to come away with the win. Both teams have the quality to win the match, and it will be interesting to see who will come out on top.

More to be Expected from the Semi-Final Match Between France and Morocco
team France. Source: Twitter
If France wins the game, it is going to be a successive win for the team who currently hold the World Cup title. On the other hand, a win for Morocco will turn the world around.

In addition, whosoever have the favour of the semi-final game will have to face the rage of Argentina's Lionnel Messi in the first place battle of the final match while the loser will take on Croatia for a third place feat.

Line-up for the Semi-final Match Between France and Argentina

Both France and Morocco have released the lineup for their semi-final match tonight. While France use a 4-2-3-1 formation, Morocco configures their team at 5-4-1 format. The formation simply shows how much France is ready to attack and Morocco's determination to defend.

France has goal keeper, H. Lloris and back formation of j. Kounde, R. Varane, I. Konate and t. Hernandez at the back 4 lineup. The defense is followed by the 2 mid-fielders including A. Tchouameni by right and Y. Fofana by left. The front 3 line-up has O. Dembele, A Griezmann and K. Mbappe and a front led by striker, Olivier Jonathan.

Morocco on the other hand crowd their back defence with five man formation including N. Mazraoui, R. Saiss, N. Aguerd, J. Yamiq and A. Hakimi. The next 4 lineup for Morocco are S. Boufal, S. Amrabat, A. Ounahi and H. Ziyech. The front is led by Y. En-Nesyri.

The formation for each of the team strongly counter each other and tells a lot about what is expected of the match between the two teams.

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