France, to face Morocco for a chance to defend title

France, to face Morocco for a chance to defend title

France meets Morocco in a match that determine whether they can defend their World Cup title or not. This is an important match for both teams as they are both eyeing to make history through this game. Morocco is looking to make history after making one by qualifying in the semi-finals. They are the first African team to qualify in the semis, and could also be the first to qualify in the Finals if they win here. The semi-finals meeting between these two teams will be on December 15, 2022, at 3:00 AM (GMT+8). Will France defend their title or Morocco will make history once again?

These two teams already met for 11 times, where France won seven times, and Morocco only won once. The remaining three games both ended in draw, which includes their recent meeting that ended in a 2-2 draw. However, France has a huge advantage against Morocco, as they are undefeated for their last 10 meetings against each other. However, things might change in this match as Morocco holds the best defense in the competition right now. They only conceded one goal in their five games. France on the other hand are still without clean sheet on their last six games across all competitions. With that record, it is already expected that this meeting will be an exciting and an intense one.

France

World Cup: France
Photo courtesy of AP

France have been phenomenal as they seek to try defending their title in the World Cup. They are actually playing brilliantly this World Cup edition, and it is evident that their sights are focused on the title. During the knockout stage, they faced Poland, and England on the quarterfinals. Their quarterfinals round against England is a hard-fought win as they went against a team worthy to be in the semis too. Coming into this game, they are aiming for a win as they want to successfully defend their title. They want to have a back-to-back wins, and has the potential to have the most attack in the four teams left today. However, they must never underestimate their opponent, as they already exceeded expectations.

France are lucky enough that they will enter the semi-finals round without fresh injuries, so expect them to go all-out for this match.

Morocco

World Cup: Morocco
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Morocco have been the most unexpected team to enter the semi-finals, which made them the first African team to reach this stage. They managed to exceed all the expectations of them, making it to the final four in the contest. During their quarterfinals game, they even defeated Portugal, who is a very strong team. This speaks so much about the passion this team has. Currently, they are having their best performance in the global stage, and are looking to list a new history for them, if they escape the semis. For their games so far, they were able to pick up four wins, and a draw, and are playing inspired here. Their defense have been their key, giving them the edge from their opponents.

Morocco will be without Walid Cheddira, as he is suspended after receiving two yellow cards on their game against Portugal. Romain Saiss is a doubtful for this game, as it is unsure if he can recover, after being stretched out last game.

Prediction:

France (2.5)
Odds: -0.98

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