On Wednesday, France firmly secured their place in the FIFA World Cup finale against Argentina after a 2-0 victory over Morocco. The defending champions will now face off in an epic showdown to decide who will be crowned this year’s champion!
Hernandez became the first competing player to score Morocco’s net in the tournament, as the only previous goal came backwards, after he took advantage of a confusion inside the area and followed a shot that changed its direction from Kylian Mbappe and scored against goalkeeper Yassin Bono from close range in the fifth minute.
France vs Morocco. What a goal 🤩 pic.twitter.com/wjuAIDfy60— I AM STEPHEN (@MsafiVany) December 14, 2022
Randall Kolo Mwani, coming in as a substitute, scored the second goal just after he entered the game. His attempt was similar to Mbappe’s that led to the first goal: it deflected off an opposing player in minute 79 and found its way into the back of net!
Despite Morocco’s “Atlas Lions” had possession of the ball for much of the second half, yet failed to replicate their prior successes after eliminating Belgium, Spain and Portugal in this tournament -thus becoming the first Arab or African team to make it into semi-finals.
France is elated to have become the first team since Brazil in 2002 to make it into consecutive World Cup finals. Now, they’ll face Argentina this Sunday with their eyes on winning back-to-back titles – a feat only two teams before them have been able to achieve: Brazil in 1962 and Italy in 1938.
On Saturday, Morocco will face off against Croatia to decide who will win the coveted Third Place title.