Al Khor, Qatar – France won 2-0, putting an end to Morocco’s dream of a possible second consecutive World Cup.
23-year-old prodigy Kylian Mbappé played a key role in two goals for France. Just five minutes from the start of Wednesday’s game, his deflected shot set up Theo for his Hernandez, and a spectacular 79th-minute try for Randall led to an easy tap-in for his Colo and his Muani, keeping the game tense. I finished it.
Morocco, the first African team to play in the World Cup semi-finals, caused trouble for the reigning world champions through a matchup at Arbeit Stadium.
The Atlas Lions will face 2018 finalists Croatia in Saturday’s third-place match, ending their storybook run at the first World Cup to be held in the Middle East.
Meanwhile, 2018 winners France are dreaming of a fairy-tale ending as they seek to win back-to-back titles for the first time since Brazil in 1958 and 1962.
On Sunday, they will face Argentina at the Lusail Stadium, with Mbappe and Argentinean legend Lionel Messi leading the two teams on the pitch for a highly anticipated matchup.