The reigning champions will battle it out with the first-ever African nation to reach the semi-finals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup which will take place at the Al Bayt Stadium on Wednesday night. France sent England home as they recorded a narrow 2-1 win against England in the quarter-finals. On the other hand, Morocco defeated Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal by a scoreline of 1-0 to book their place in the last four. Les Blues will be bidding against their African counterparts to keep their hopes of defending the title alive while the Atlas Lions will look to continue making history.
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Didier Deschamps will probably opt for the 4-2-3-1 formation and could be expected to name the same starting XI again. Olivier Giroud will lead the charge again while Hugo Lloris continues to perform in between the sticks.
Walid Regraghui will likely set his side up in a 4-3-3 formation of his own which has been working for the team. He is expected to make a couple of changes to the playing XI as Nayef Aguerd returns to the backline while Hakim Ziyech will continue at the right wing in order to create as many opportunities as he can from wide areas.
Deschamps has no fresh injury concerns to deal with ahead of the semi-finals, so he will be operating with a fully fit squad. Theo Hernandez did take a knock from Mason Mount of England but thankfully there are no fresh concerns for the French boss apart from his brother Lucas Hernandez and Karim Benzema who have been ruled out of the competition.
France Predicted XI
Lloris; Kounde, Varane, Upamecano, T. Hernandez; Tchouameni, Rabiot; Dembele, Griezmann, Mbappe; Giroud
Meanwhile, Morocco will remain without the services of Walid Cheddira as he remains suspended after picking up two yellow cards in quick succession against Portugal. Furthermore, Nayef Aguerd will be pushing to be available for the contest after suffering from a groin problem and Romain Saiss had been called off in the previous game due to a hamstring issue but he’ll recover in time for the biggest match of his nation in their entire history.
Morocco Predicted XI
Bono; Hakimi, El Yamiq, Aguerd, Mazraoui; Ounahi, Amrabat, Amallah; Ziyech, En-Nesyri, Boufal
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