World Cup Semi-final playoffs France versus Morocco.France: Lloris, Kounde, Varane, Konate, Theo Hernandez, Tchouameni, Fofana, Dembele, Griezmann, Mbappe, Giroud.
Morocco: Bounou, Hakimi, El Yamiq, Dari, Saiss (Amallah), Mazraoui, Ziyech, Ounahi, Amrabat, Boufal, En-Nesyri.
Kylian Mbappe's goal scoring antics have become the topic of hot conversation in Qatar not least because they have seen him match some of the greats of the game. The 23-year-old scored his fifth goal of FIFA World Cup 2022 on Sunday against Poland.
The only players with more goals at a single men's World Cup before turning 24 were Brazil's Pele (6), Mario Kempes (6) and James Rodriguez (6). Mbappe now has scored nine World Cup goals in just 12 appearances and in doing so, he has overtaken Pele for the most goals by a player in the men's competition before turning 24. With that number the Frenchman has now surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo, who currently has eight World Cup goals to his name and is just one behind Lionel Messi, who has ten.
France verses Morocco match was officiated by Cesar Arturo Ramos, within the first five minutes of playing, France was leading against Morocco thanks to, Theo Hernandez who was on time to get a rebound ball inside the box and gleefully rifles the ball into the middle of the net and that remains as the only goal scored by halftime, where the third official show 3 min.of added time and both teams goes for a break.
Marcus Thuram (France) received a signal from the referee at 65' min, and is allowed to enter the pitch as oliver Giroud walks off. At 66' min Walid Regragui (Morocco) prepares a substitution and Youssef Nesyri is replaced by Abderrazak.
At 78' min Selim Amallah walks off the pitch ans Ez Abde from Morocco comes on as substitute.
2nd Goal 79'
A great run by Klylian Mbappe gets him into the box, but his powerful shot is bravely blocked by a defender. Randal Kolo Muani gets the simplest of tasks to roll the ball into an empty net from close range after the rebound which leaves the keeper stranded.
Six additional minutes are to be played, 3 mins of play and Ez Abde (Morocco) finds himself inside the box and pulls a stunning trigger, but his effort is brilliantly stopped by one of the defending players.
Match ends at 2-0
FRANCE qualifies for the Finals against Argentina.
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