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France triumphed 2-0 against Morocco, setting up a showdown with Argentina in the finals

Both France and Morocco advanced to the final four of the FIFA World Cup 2022, which is being held in Qatar. The encounter between France and Morocco was the second semi-final match. In a tense battle, France prevailed against Morocco by a score of 2-0. With this win, France has secured their spot in the championship match for the second consecutive year.

France, which was competing in the World Cup semi-finals for the eighth time, launched a series of assaults one after the other throughout the first half. France took the lead in the fifth minute thanks to a goal from Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, and Ousmane Dembele, all of whom are considered to be among the best players in the world. From close range, Theo Hernandez was able to get a shot past the Moroccan goalie Bunou. It was the first time in this World Cup that the Moroccan squad found itself behind by one goal.

Following this, Morocco maintained control of the ball and continued to launch attack after attack after attack after assault. But not a single one of them was successful in hitting the mark. At the completion of the first half, France had a lead of 1-0 over their opponents. During the first half, Morocco had five shots on goal. Two of them really hit their mark. During the same time period, France had two shots that were on target out of a total of nine. The Moroccan team now has more possession of the ball. Following that point, the possession was at a level of 56%. While all was going on, France moved beyond the 204 mark, while Morocco moved past 261.

After the break, the Moroccan squad returned to the field and began to play the game in a more aggressive manner. In minute 53, France had two straight shots on goal, but they were unable to score a goal despite their best efforts. After then, France extended their advantage to two points in the 79th minute. As soon as Randall Kolo Muani entered the game as a substitution, he was able to score the game’s only goal. Just 44 seconds after touching down, he kicked the ball through the upright of the goal. Following the scoring of this goal, the result was almost decided in France’s favour. But Morocco did not give up. He never stopped attacking, and as a result, he had 51% of the ball possession.

During this encounter, France had a total of 15 shots on goal. Out of them, just two were accurate, while the other eight were well off. 13 of France’s total shots were from within the opponent’s penalty area. And Morocco made a total of thirteen tries. 2 of his shots hit the mark, but the other 5 missed by a wide margin. Eight of Morocco’s total shots were from within the opponent’s penalty area.

Dan O'Brien
Dan O'Brien
I am a journalist for The National Era with an emphasis in sports.
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