France vs Morocco: 2022 World Cup Semifinal Preview, Prediction, Scorecard, Head To Head, Possible Lineups, Kickoff Time, and Odds

by Charleen Sun Dec,2022
France vs Morocco: 2022 World Cup Semifinal Preview, Prediction, Scorecard, Head To Head, Possible Lineups, Kickoff Time, and Odds

The second FIFA World Cup 2022 semifinal game is between France and Morocco. France came to this fixture after winning their heavyweight battle in the final eight with England. Conversely, Morocco created history after advancing to the semifinal, winning a quarterfinal game against Portugal.

This game will be held at the Al Bayt Stadium, and the Moroccan team is ready to create history. So, it has been a monumental effort for the Atlas Lions to get this far, having to lift themselves after beating Spain in the last 16. Keep reading to know everything about the game's details and more.

Semifinal 2022 Worldcup France vs. Morocco Match Preview

  • France and Morocco have faced five times in official international fixtures.
  • Their most recent match came in 2007, as they played out a 2-2 draw at Stade de France. 
  • These teams have never played against each other at the World Cup or major tournaments.
  • The winning team of France vs. Morocco will face one of the winners of Argentina vs. Croatia.

France vs. Morocco Head-To-Head Record

France and Morocco faced each other for the first time in 1988. They also played unofficial matches in the 1960s and also faced off in the Mediterranean Games. Below is the head-to-head record.

France Wins: 3

Morocco Wins: 1

Draws: 1

Key Players at France vs. Morocco

France is favored in this game, and many people are on the French side. They had a fantastic squad, including key players like Kylian Mbappe, Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, and Theo Hernandez.

On the other side, Morocco has stunned the world by coming this long for the first time in their World Cup history. The Moroccan side has key players like En-Nesyri, Hakim Ziyech, Achraf Hakimi, and Abdelhamid Sabiri

France vs. Morocco Possible Lineups

France Predicted Lineup: Hugo Lloris, Raphael Varane, Hernandez, Dayot Upamecano, Jules Kounde, Adrien Rabiot, Aurelien Tchouameni, Oliver Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembele, Kylian Mbappe

Morocco Predicted Lineup: Yassine Bounou, Romain Saiss, Achraf Hakimi, El Jawad El Yamiq, Yahia Attiyat Allah, Hakim Ziyech, Sofyan Amrabat, Selim Amallah, Azzedine Ounahi, Sofiane Boufal, Youssef En-Nesyri

France vs. Morocco Prediction, Win Probability, Odds

France and Morocco have encountered each other in many official and unofficial games. So, France has won seven and lost only one of their 11 games against the Atlas Lions. This will be their first major international game, and both teams have already prepared.

So, in this game, France has a high chance of winning and progressing to the final of the 2022 World Cup to face the winners between Argentina and Croatia.

Our Prediction: France 2-1 Morocco

Likewise, fans from both sides have started supporting their nations. As said above, France may win the game, but Morocco may also list another history by moving to the final.

The two times World Cup winner, France, has -189 Moneyline odds in comparison to Morocco's +625. 

France vs. Morocco 2022 World Cup Semifinal Kickoff Time, Stadium, Channel

Kickoff Time: 7 pm GMT
Date: Wednesday, December 14
Stadium: Al Bayt Stadium
Location: Al Khor, Qatar
Where To Watch: TSN 1, CTV, RDS, Sports 18, BBC One

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