France will clash with Morocco at the Al Bayt Stadium on Wednesday in the second semifinals of the ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup. France have been brilliant in the tournament so far and the defending champions look favourties to beat Morocco and take on Argentina in the summit clash.
Morocco, on the other hand, have been the team to watch this tournament. They have become the first-ever African nation to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup and considering their performances in the tournament, they cannot be taken lightly by France.
FIFA World Cup France vs Morocco Teams
France Football Team News
There have been a number of injuries in the French camp right through the tournament. Dayot Upamecano and Tchouameni have already missed the first training. Apart from them, Kylian Mbappe also did not take part in training owing to an ankle injury.
Morocco Football Team News
Morocco too have a number of injury concerns to deal with ahead of this clash. Noussair Mazraoui and Nayef Aguerd were not part of their win over Portugal in the last round and it will be interesting to see if they take part in this match.
Apart from, Walid Cheddira will not take part in this match since he was booked twice and was sent off against Portugal.
FIFA WC France vs Morocco Starting XI
France Predicted Starting XI
Hugo Lloris; Jules Kounde, Raphael Varane, Dayot Upamecano, Theo Hernandez, Aurelien Tchouameni, Adrien Rabiot; Ousmane Dembélé, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud
Morocco Predicted Starting XI
Yassine Bounou; Achraf Hakimi, Jawad El Yamiq, Nayef Aguerd, Noussair Mazraoui, Azzedine Ounahi, Sofyan Amrabat, Selim Amallah, Hakim Ziyech, Youssef En-Nesyri, Sofiane Boufal
France vs Morocco Head-to-Head and key numbers
- France and Morocco have clashed with each other on 11 different occasions. France have been the dominant side – they have won seven out of these games while Morocco has won just the one game.
- France have not been defeated by Morocco in their last 10 games.
- Morocco have been superb in their defence – they have conceded just the one goal in their last five games.
- France have scored 11 goals in FIFA World Cup so far. Only England and Portugal have better scoring records.
FIFA World Cup France vs Morocco Fantasy Football Team
Goalkeeper: Yassine Bounou
Defenders: Achraf Hakimi, Theo Hernandez, Noussair Mazraoui, Nayef Aguerd
Midfielders: Antoine Griezmann(VC), Hakim Ziyech, Aurelien Tchouameni, Adrien Rabiot
Forwards: Kylian Mbappe (C), Olivier Giroud
France vs Morocco Match Details
Kick-off date: Thursday, December 15
Kick-off time: 12.30 AM IST
Venue: Al Bayt Stadium
France vs Morocco Live Streaming in India
Live Telecast: Sports18 SD/HD
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France vs Morocco Match Prediction
France have been the most attacking side of this tournament and come into this match on the back of two consecutive wins. Morocco have been solid as a defensive unit and will test France’s potency. We expect France to win this match 1-0.