"Match of the day - 14 December"
By cy.Reporter, 14 December, 2022
France-Morocco, semi-final stage, knockout, stadium: "Al Bait", 21:00, referee: Cesar Ramos, RIK1
France: To be in the final again
After the victory over England, France is very close to being in the final of the World Cup again and keeping its "sceptre". The French are the favorites with Morocco, however some caution is needed as Morocco have left out all the teams that were considered favorites against them. In terms of competition, Upamecano and Rabiot are doubtful for today's match and it remains to be seen if they will be able to compete.
Morocco: For another surprise
The surprise of the World Cup is in the name of Morocco, as after Spain, they also left out Portugal. Thus, today against France he can be considered an outsider, but he has proven that this is not the only way he should be treated. In competitive matters, there are injury problems, central defenders Agerd, Sais are doubtful, apart from the suspended Sendira.
France: 4-2-3-1: Goalkeeper: Joris, defenders: Kouté, Varane, Upamecano, Hernandez, midfielders: Tswameni, Rabiot, forwards: Dembele, Griezmann, Mbappe, Giroud
Morocco: 4-1-4-1: Goal: Bounou, defenders: Hakimi, El Yamik, Dari, Mazraoui, midfielder: Amrabad, forwards: Zigieh, Unahi, Amallah, Boufal, striker: En Nesiri
· There have been more than 2.5 goals scored in four of France's last five matches
· Both teams have scored in four of France's last five matches
· There have been under 2.5 goals scored in four of Morocco's last five matches