The FIFA World Cup 2022 has seen another upset. Morocco, the African giant, has created history by becoming the first African team ever to qualify for the FIFA World Cup semi-finals. The Moroccans beat Portugal 1-0 in the quarterfinals. France, on the other hand, defeated England 2-1. Both these nations will now meet each other in the semi-finals. Here is an in-depth look at the same:
Morocco Beat Portugal in the FIFA World Cup 2022 Quarter-Finals:
When Morocco took on Portugal it was all fun and games. The teams locked horns like never before. The game was a very physical one. It saw many yellow cards. Morocco opened the scoring in the 42nd minute. It was a long cross in the D-box from the left flank and Nesyri managed to position himself very well.
The other crucial moments in the match were when Joao Felix pulled the trigger and the Moroccan keeper managed an excellent acrobatic save. Cristiano Ronaldo was bought on in the 52nd minute and he didn’t have an immense impact. He pulled one effective shot but that was stopped by the Moroccan wall. The game ended 1-0 in the favor of Morocco; Cristiano Ronaldo was in tears.
France Beat England in the FIFA World Cup 2022 Quarter-Finals:
France beat England by 2-1. They have managed a position in the semi-final with this victory. It was Tchouameni who put France ahead in the 17th minute itself. It was a splendid shot from outside the box. It was precisely placed in the bottom-left corner. The equalizer was hit by Harry Kane via a penalty. This penalty was won by Bukayo Saka. 1-1, England score.
Next, it was Olivier Giroud who put France ahead again. An awesome header right in the back of the net. Giroud just showed why he is so successful His placement was very crucial. The turning point in the game was when England won another penalty. It was a push that led to the same. But Harry Kane missed it this time. He blasted it in the air.
France VS Morocco Semi-Finals:
The France VS Morocco game will be a treat to watch. Hakimi will lock horns against Mbappe, and Ziyech will go up against Joules Kounde. The game will bring out the best in every player. And both teams will be playing their hearts out. On paper, France looks very formidable and it must be an easy win for them. But Morocco has been the team to beat, they have played exceptionally well throughout the tournament.
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