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FIFA World Cup 2022, France vs Morocco Live Updates: Theo Hernandez provided France with an early breakthrough as they take 1-0 lead over Morocco, in the semi-final match of the FIFA World Cup 2022, at the Al Bayt Stadium on Thursday (IST). The 2018-defending champions successfully defeated Poland 3-1 in the Round of 16 match and England 2-1 in the quarterfinals. On the other hand, Morocco miraculously defeated the Cristiano Ronaldo-led Portugal 1-0 in the quarterfinal, to become the first African nation to qualify for the semis. The winner of this clash will be facing Argentina in the final showdown on Sunday. (LIVE Matchcentre)
Here are the Live Updates of the FIFA World Cup 2022 Football Match between France and Morocco straight from the Al Bayt Stadium:
FIFA WC: Olivier Giroud misses the target
What a miss! France’s Olivier Giroud produces a great from inside the box but his attempt goes in vain as the ball goes far away from the left post. France fail to take 2-0 lead over Morocco. On the other hand, Morocco are also trying hard to get at par with France.
FIFA WC: Foul from Youssouf Fofana
Referee Cesar Arturo Ramos wastes no time and signals a foul after France’s Youssouf Fofana commits a rough while trying to snatch the ball from an opponent.
FIFA WC: Good save from Hugo Lloris
Morocco’s Azzedine Ounahi receives a good pass inside the box and fires a shot towards the right side of the goal. However, France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris makes a brilliant attempt and prevents the ball from hitting the nets.
FIFA WC: GOAL
GOAL!!! Theo Hernandez provides France with their first breakthrough of the night. He receives a good rebound inside the box and unleashes a shot towards the target, which went straight to the nets. France take 1-0 lead over Morocco in just 5 minutes of the game.
FIFA WC: France avert the threat
Morocco’s Sofyan Amrabat brilliantly takes the ball through the defenders but an opponent perfectly intercepts and snatches the opportunity from him as France avert a coming threat towards their goal.
FIFA WC: We are underway
The semi-final match between France and Morocco begins at the Al Bayt Stadium. Morocco will be starting the game with the kick-off.
FIFA WC: Time for the national anthem
Both teams are now out on the field for their respective national anthems. The semi-final match between France and Morocco will be underway in just few minutes. Stay tuned.
FIFA WC: Cesar Arturo Ramos named as match referee
Cesar Arturo Ramos has been appointed as the match referee for the semi-final match between France and Morocco at the Al Bayt Stadium.
FIFA WC: It’s Mbappe vs Hakimi
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Teammates, friends, brothers… But tonight, they’ll be opponents
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FIFA WC: Here are the lineups
FRA XI: Lloris; Koundé, Varane, Konaté, Théo Hernandez; Tchouaméni, Fofana; Dembélé, Griezmann, Mbappé; Giroud.
MAR XI: Bono; Hakimi, El Yamiq, Aguerd, Saiss, Mazraoui; Amrabat, Ounahi; Ziyech, En Nesyri, Boufal.
FIFA WC: Hello and Welcome
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the semi-final match between France and Morocco, straight from the Al Bayt Stadium.
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