In the 1/2 playoff stage World Cup 2022, the national team of France and Morocco will meet. Of course, many viewers consider France to be the sole favorite, but is everything so clear? The French, without a doubt, are a strong enough team, their results of the matches indicate this. But the Moroccans also managed to surprise everyone with their performance in the fight for the World Cup Cup.
It will be quite interesting to watch this meeting. Since many factors indicate that this is one of the most unpredictable confrontations that the World Cup could only prepare.
France’s path to the semi-finals of the 2022 World Cup
At World Cup 2022 matches for these teams were quite difficult. Each brought a lot of effort to be in the semi-finals. Let’s take a look at their path to this match.
The French team on its way managed to meet with such rivals as Poland and England. And if the Poles do not seem to be such serious rivals, then the British could bring problems to Deschamps’ wards.
In the 1/8 match, the French met with the Poles and the match turned out to be quite predictable. An excellent game from both teams, but in such matches the class decides, and the French team once again proved that they are ready to take the next World Cup. The meeting ended with a score of 3-1 in favor of the “tricolor”. Kylian Mbappé made a huge contribution to the result of the team, at such a young age he became a key link in staging Deschamps’ game. If you remember 1/4, then the British were ready to send the national team home from France, but it didn’t work out. A bewitching and equal game, which was simply interesting to watch, such a meeting is definitely worthy of the final. The match ended 2-1 in favor of the French, but not without English mistakes.
Morocco’s path to the semi-finals of the 2022 World Cup
The Moroccans are truly the opening of this Fifa World Cup. No one could have imagined that Qatar could surprise the audience so much. It would seem that they are an ordinary team from Africa, but with what motivation they come to matches, it is better to see once than to describe a hundred times.
In the 1/8 playoff stage, they immediately faced one of the main favorites of the championship - Spain. The match came out really difficult, both for the Moroccans and for those from sunny Spain. But here the “ideal” defense factor worked, it is worth considering that the Moroccan team conceded only 1 goal in the group stage, and then they scored it into their own net. The Spaniards failed to open the defense of Morocco and in the penalty shootout the Moroccans moved to the next stage of the playoffs.
If someone thought that it would be easier in the quarterfinals, then no, not at all. The Portuguese national team was ready to prove who is the boss on the field. But they, like the Spaniards, failed to open the central block of immigrants from Morocco. And in regular time, thanks to a goal by Youssef En-Neseri, the Moroccan team advances to the 1/2 World Cup in Qatar, defeating the Portuguese with a modest 1-0 score.
Forecast for the match France - Morocco: who will be able to reach the final
It is quite difficult to make a prediction for the 2022 World Cup, especially when you consider all the factors described above. There are one of the most attacking teams - France, with a team that has the most impenetrable defense - Morocco. As before, they have a unit in the missing column.
Of course, I would like to believe in a fairy tale and see the Moroccans in the final, but the French are not one of those who will miss the opportunity to defend the world title. In this match, one believes more in their passage, even taking into account all the other “buts”.
In this confrontation Fifa World Cup I would like to note the following outcomes:
Kylian Mbappe goal - yes: the Frenchman is taking a big step towards the title of top scorer. And this match should be no exception. Who, if not this Frenchman, will be able to break through this defensive shield of Morocco?
Individual total of France - 2B: of course, this line, based on statistics, is unlikely to be popular, but all fairy tales tend to end. It is the French team that can become that turning point in the victorious march of the Moroccans to the World Cup.
|Kylian Mbappe goal - Yes||2.1|
|France individual total - 1.5B||1.88|
Main odds for the semi-finals of the World Cup: France - Morocco
|French victory||Draw||Morocco victory|
|Passage of France||Passage Morocco|