Written by Ramadan Al-Alimat
Translated by Haifa Ghaith
Attention is directed this evening, Wednesday, at ten o'clock Jordan time, to Al-Bayt Stadium in Qatar, to support and follow the Moroccan national team's meeting with its French counterpart in the semi-final match of the World Cup held in Qatar, and the match receives great interest from millions around the world, in light of the strength of the elected And the importance of the semi-finals of the tournament, where the winner will qualify for and compete with Argentina to win the cup.
The Moroccan national team has a great chance of winning the Qatar World Cup 2022, as it did not suffer any defeat in the group stage, and managed to keep a clean sheet in all matches, except in their match with the Canadian team which it conceded one goal.
The Atlas Lions are considered the strongest defense in the tournament, in addition to the presence of big names in all lines of the field, especially in the foreground, led by Hakim Ziyash and Youssef Al-Nusairi. Where the ambition has become higher and the passion greater among the players and fans of the Moroccan national team, after the convincing and enjoyable performance it presented in the tournament, and they will not be an easy prey for any competitor, regardless of its strength, after they became the first Arab and African team that reach the semi-finals in the FIFA World Cup.
The French national team, the defending champion, is the most prominent candidate for the World Cup title, and it has several stars and distinguished elements, led by Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud.
After reaching this stage , the coach of the Moroccan national team, Walid Regragui, who shone in the World Cup, dreamed of writing more history against France, after giving millions of Moroccans and Arabs hope and optimism for more success in the tournament, and he said, We are confident in our abilities and we want to rewrite history. Although all the nominations are in the interest of France, we are not tired and we want to go further, and we aspire to reach the final match of the World Cup.
History of confrontations between Morocco and France
Morocco and France are considered among the strongest teams in the world throughout history. Each of them managed to write history by winning many championships. The Moroccan national team is considered one of the stubborn opponents in various international tournaments, and this was confirmed by the ongoing Qatar 2022 World Cup.
The history of international football has seen the Moroccan national team and its counterpart the French national team confront only five times, and the last meeting between the two elected was in 2007 , and the French national team managed to win four of them, and the Moroccan national team won in a single confrontation.