France win 2-0 against Morocco to set up a World Cup Final clash with Argentina

France beat Morocco 2-0 to set up World Cup final against Argentina: Result reaction and analysis. France will play Argentina in the 2022 World Cup final after the reigning champions defeated Morocco 2-0 on Wednesday. It took Theo Hernandez just five minutes to open the scoring after a goalmouth scramble.

France is the first country in more than 20 years to qualify for consecutive finals. France’s quest to repeat as champion reached a climactic stage today when Les Bleus nipped Morocco, 2-0, on goals by Théo Hernandez and Randal Kolo Muani to advance to the World Cup final.

France are through to the final. France have made it to their second successive final, where Lionel Messi and Argentina await them.

They are one win away from becoming the first team since 1962’s Brazil to win back-to-back World Cups.

A brisk start for France saw as they go up 1-0 up thanks to Theo Hernandez’s acrobatic effort after just five minutes.

The reigning world champions threatened on several occasions to extend their lead, but Morocco managed to pose problems too, particularly in an excellent period just before the interval which saw the Atlas Lions create a string of goalscoring opportunities.

Surprisingly, the North African side have enjoyed the large share of possession. France had been expected to dominate the ball, with Morocco’s approach in the tournament until now centred on sitting deep and looking for opportunities to counterattack.

As it stands, France will be the happier of the two teams. But all the time it remains 1-0, Morocco will continue to believe an upset could still be on the cards.

First time Morocco have gone behind :

Morocco have never encountered this situation in this World Cup. This was only the second goal they’ve conceded in the tournament.

Morocco enjoying majority of possession, but creating little with it. Morocco have had comfortably more possession against France, the reigning world champions, than against any other side they have faced in Qatar.

Final line-up :

France : Lloris; Kounde, Varane, Konate, T. Hernandez; Tchouameni, Fofana, Griezmann; Demble, Mbappe, Giroud.

Morocco : Bounou; Hakimi, Saiss, Dari, El Yamiq, Mazraoui; Amrabat, Ounahi; Ziyech, Boufal, En-Nesyri.

Final Score France vs Morocco :

Teams1st Half2nd HalfFinal Score
France112
Morocco000
F

France win 2-0 against Morocco

Goal :

5 mins : GOAL! FRANCE ! Theo Hernandez scores for France.

79 mins : GOAL! FRANCE ! Kolo Muani scores for France!

GOAL!

Theo Hernandez scores for France.

Mbappe’s shot from near the penalty box is blocked but the deflection falls to Hernandez at the far post, who acrobatically lashes the ball home. Scrappy goal for Morocco to concede.

5 mins: France 1-0 Morocco

GOAL!

Kolo Muani scores for France!

Mbappe remarkably weaves his way past a clutter of legs in the box and gets a shot away, but it’s blocked. The deflection falls to Kolo Muani, who taps in from close range. It was his first touch of the game.

79 mins: France 2-0 Morocco

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