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World Cup 2022: What to know about the France-Morocco semifinal


One half of the World Cup final is set: Argentina will face the winner of the France-Morocco match on Wednesday; coverage begins on FOX at 1 pm ET.

With a victory for France, they will be the first team to reach back-to-back World Cup finals since Brazil in 1998 and 2002. If Morocco wins, they will become the first African nation to reach the final.

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Kylian Mbappe of France celebrates after scoring against Australia during the World Cup Group D match between France and Australia at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar, Tuesday, November 22, 2022.
(AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

France enters as the heavy favourite: they entered the tournament as the fourth ranked club in the world behind Brazil, Belgium and Argentina respectively. Brazil were knocked out by Croatia (who lost to Argentina) in the quarterfinals, and Belgium didn’t even make it past the group stage. France is seeking to become the first team to repeat as World Cup champions since Brazil did so in 1958 and 1962.

Morocco is on the Cinderella run. Going into the World Cup, they were ranked 22nd. Now, they are the first African team to reach a World Cup semi-final. They were able to win Group F with seven points, and in the Round of 16, after a goalless draw after extra time, they defeated Spain on penalties, 3-0. In the quarterfinals, they defeated Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal, 1-0.

Morocco's players celebrate after the penalty shootout during the World Cup round of 16 match between Morocco and Spain at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Tuesday, December 6, 2022.

Morocco’s players celebrate after the penalty shootout during the World Cup round of 16 match between Morocco and Spain at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Tuesday, December 6, 2022.
(AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

The match will be played at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Kohr, Qatar.

Here’s what you need to know about the match.

How to see France-Morocco

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The semifinal match between France and Morocco can be seen on FOX. Coverage begins at 1 pm ET and the game begins at 2 pm ET. Fans can too tune in here for the action.

Who are the France players to know?

At this point, Kylian Mbappé is in the running for the Golden Boot with Argentine Lionel Messi as the best player of the tournament. The 23-year-old superstar has five goals in this tournament, including two against Poland in the round of 16 against Poland. Her five goals are tied with Messi for the most in the tournament, and he also has two assists. Oliver Giroud has four of his own.

France's Olivier Giroud, left, and France's Kylian Mbappe celebrate after scoring their team's second goal during the World Cup round of 16 match between France and Poland at the Al Thumama stadium in Doha, Qatar, on Sunday December 4, 2022.

France’s Olivier Giroud, left, and France’s Kylian Mbappe celebrate after scoring their team’s second goal during the World Cup round of 16 match between France and Poland at the Al Thumama stadium in Doha, Qatar, on Sunday December 4, 2022.
(AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

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Who are the Morocco players to know?

Youssef En-Nesyri scored Morocco’s only goal against Portugal, and his two goals are the most for the team in this tournament in their five games. Goalkeeper Bono has allowed only one goal in the entire tournament (five games).



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