France advance to World Cup final: Les Bleus to face Argentina after eliminating Morocco

Morocco’s World Cup dream is over, and France’s dream of winning back-to-back titles remains alive. On Wednesday in the semifinal, France managed to score a goal in each half to advance to Sunday’s final, beating Cinderella Morocco 2-0. The French will now face Argentina on Sunday in the cu[MoroccowilltakeonCroatiaonSaturdayinthethird-placegame[MoroccowilltakeonCroatiaonSaturdayinthethird-placegame

Theo Hernandez scored a close effort in the fifth minute for the game-winning goal, and as Morocco valiantly pushed for an equalizer, it was Randal Kolo Muani who tapped in a Kylian Mbappe deflected shot in the 79th minute to put a bow on it.

The early goal set the tone for France, but Morocco dominated possession and had some decent looks to equalize, seeing a bicycle kick from Jawad El Yamiq hit the post in the first half.

Morocco were the darlings of the tournament and can still finished in third. They became the first African team to make it to the semifinals with their memorable run.

France, meanwhile, overcame numerous pre-tournament injuries, including to Ballon d’Or striker Karim Benzema, to make it all the way back to the big game.

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