The World Cup in Qatar was a dream come true for Morocco. For the first time in a major event like the FIFA World Cup, the South African team played in the quarter-finals.Morocco reached the semi-finals after seeing off star-studded Portugal in the quarter-finals like Cristiano Ronaldo.
The French stopped their dream journey.Morocco crashed out of the final after losing 2-0 against defending World Cup champions France in the semi-finals on Wednesday. Despite his departure from the World Cup, Ashraf Hamikira has made a place in the hearts of fans and supporters by playing great football. France defeated Morocco in the final of the 22nd edition of the World Cup.
Argentina will face last season’s champion France in the final match at Lusail Stadium in Qatar on Sunday.France-Morocco will meet in the semi-final match at Al Bait Stadium in Qatar on Wednesday .
France went ahead early in the game.Hernandez led the team (1-0) in 5 minutes of the match with a great left foot shot in an important match like the semi-final of the World Cup in Qatar. With his goal, Morocco conceded a goal from an opponent footballer for the first time in the World Cup.
Morocco played great despite scoring one goal. In the 11th minute, Unahi’s long-range shot from outside the D box was blocked by French goalkeeper Hugo LlorisMorocco got another chance to score in the 18th minute. Ziyech failed to score after getting the ball from Boufal’s pass in the D box or with a weak foot shotA great counter in the 36th minute scared Mbappe in the Moroccan defense. The Moroccan defenders were overwhelmed by his speed. Mbappe’s weak shot was cleared by the Moroccan defender.But Giroud got the ball alone from Fofana’s pass and took a shot outside the goal.In the 41st minute, Varane’s right-footed shot from Griezmann’s corner went wide again.
Morocco got a great chance to go ahead in the 47th minute of the match. But El Yamik’s overhead kick was blocked by the goal post, resulting in a goal for
Morocco.France went into the break leading 1-0 in the first half.Morocco began to play more aggressively from the beginning of the second half. The Moroccan footballers scared the French defense in 55 minutes. Boufal, El Nasir’s two attempts were blocked by Varane and Theo Hernandez.
Morocco started to play with great possession of the ball throughout the match. But their footballers seemed to be losing their temper when they went to the attack.Morocco’s mistake had to pay in the 80th minute. Mbappe’s one-man shot from a great counter attack into the D-box found the set piece at the feet of the opposition player Kolo Muani. He did not miss such an opportunity He scored his first goal in France jersey within 2 minutes of coming on as a substitute.
Morocco could not return to the match after falling behind by two goals. In the 92nd minute, Morocco’s Unahi’s shot from outside the box went over the goal. At the end, France entered the attack area with the ball several more times, but France could not finish. As a result, African representative Morocco had to withdraw from the semi-finals of the World Cup.