France, the favorites as we look at the best predicted starting 11 and key details for their match vs Morocco for the World Cup Semi-Final 2022.
With Argentina vs Croatia fighting for the Final spot in first Semi-final, the second semi-final shall see France vs Morocco fighting it out for the final spot at FIFA 2022 World Cup. On one hand, we have the Defending champions, France and on the other hand, we have the Underdogs of World Cup 2022, Morocco.
The defending champions, France are the favorites going into the Semi-final vs Morocco. While Morocco’s strength is defence, France’s strength is attack with the likes of Mbappe, Giroud, and Dembele leading from the front. The Les Bleus have been playing well in this tournament, and they would certainly want to win back-to-back World Cup titles.
Morocco, on the other hand, don’t have the favorites tag, but they aren’t to be taken lightly. They come into the Semis unbeaten in this World Cup, and have only conceded 1 goal in 5 games. They have beaten heavyweights Belgium, Spain, and Portugal in this World Cup, and make no mistake, they are capable to beat France in the semi-finals.
Overall, the French forward Kylian Mbappe is leading with 5 goals and 2 assists and will be the key player for France. Whereas the Moroccon fans will be looking at Hakim Ziyech who has 1 goal and 1 assist in this tournament to win this game for them. So, as we wait for the match to begin, let’s look at the best predicted starting 11 for France vs Morocco match at FIFA World Cup 2022.
France and Morocco have not played each other in the World Cup, but have played each other 5 times in international friendlies. Undoubtedly France have the upper hand having won 3 games out of the total played 5. But they would not take Morocco lightly as they have 1 draw and a loss against them.
Games Played: 5 // France won: 3 // Morocco won: 1 // Draw: 1
Match Type: Semi-Final 2 – World Cup 2022
Teams: France vs Morocco
Stadium: Al-Bayt Stadium
When: December 15, 12:30 am IST
Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris, Alphonse Areola, Steve Mandanda
Defenders: Axel Disasi, Youssouf Fofana, Lucas Hernandez, Theo Hernandez, Ibrahima Konate, Jules Kounde, Benjamin Pavard, William Saliba, Dayot Upamecano, Raphael Varane
Midfielders: Eduardo Camavinga, Matteo Guendouzi, Adrien Rabiot, Aurelien Tchouameni, Jordan Veretout
Forwards: Kingsley Coman, Ousmane Dembele, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Randal Kolo Muani, Kylian Mbappe, Marcus Thuram
Manager: Didier Deschamps
Goalkeepers: Bono, Munir, Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti
Defenders: Nayef Aguerd, Yahya Attiat-Allah, Badr Benoun, Achraf Dari, Jawad El Yamiq, Achraf Hakimi, Noussair Mazraoui, Romain Saiss
Midfielders: Zakaria Aboukhlal, Selim Amallah, Sofyan Amrabat, Sofiane Boufal, Ilias Chair, Bilal El Khannouss, Yahya Jabrane, Azzedine Ounahi, Anass Zaroury, Hakim Ziyech
Forwards: Walid Cheddira, Youssef En-Nesyri, Abdessamad Ezzalzouli, Abderazak Hamdallah, Abdelhamid Sabiri
Manager: Walid Regragui
Predicting Starting 11 for both Teams
World Cup 2022: Semi-Final: France vs Morocco Predicted Starting 11 for France
France have been consistent across the tournament. They have played with a similar playing XI across most games. Didier Deschamps will continue to play his 4-2-3-1 formation. The 2 holding midfielders in Tchouameni and Rabiot will control the ball in the midfield. With Mbappe and Dembele on the wings, Griezmann will play more central in the midfield. Whereas Giroud will be the key striker.
Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris
Defence: Theo Hernandez, Dayot Upamecano, Raphael Varane, Jules Kounde
Defensive Midfield: Adrien Rabiot, Aurelien Tchouameni
Attacking Midfield: Kylian Mbappe, Ousmane Dembele, Antoine Griezmann
Striker: Olivier Giroud
World Cup 2022: Semi-Final: France vs Morocco Predicted Starting 11 for Morocco
Morocco will miss skipper Romain Saiss as he got injured in the game against Portugal. However, Nayef Aguerd should be fit to replace him against France. Achraf Hakimi, Azzedine Ounahi, Hakim Ziyech and Youssef En-Nesyri are key starters, and the team will be looking at them to perform well against France.
Defence: Achraf Hakimi, Jawad El Yamiq, Nayef Aguerd, Yahya Attiat-Allah
Midfield: Azzedine Ounahi, Sofyan Amrabat, Selim Amallah
Attack: Hakim Ziyech, Youssef En-Nesyri, Sofiane Boufal
World Cup 2022 Semi-Final : France vs Morocco Fantasy 11
France are the favorites to win this World Cup and will also be expected to win this game. While Morocco have been brilliant defensively, it will be difficult to stop the in-form French attack. This being said, let’s look at our chosen fantasy 11 for this match.
Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris
Defenders: Achraf Hakimi, Raphael Varane, Dayot Upamecano, Yahya Attiat-Allah
Midfielders: Azzedine Ounahi, Aurelien Tchouameni, Adrien Rabiot
Forwards: Hakim Ziyech, Olivier Giroud, Kylian Mbappe
CVC Choice: Olivier Giroud and Kylian Mbappe
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