“They worked very well tactically”

Theo Hernandez and Randal Kolo Muani scored for France as the Blues beat Morocco 2-0 in the 2022 FIFA World Cup semi-finals to seal their place in the tournament final. They will face Argentina on Sunday, December 18.

Antoine Griezmann, who was outstanding for Didier Deschamps’ side during the competition, has now praised the Atlas Lions for their resilience. The Atletico Madrid striker said after the match (via Get French Football News):

“I was impressed by Morocco. They worked very well tactically, both in defense and in attack. They gave us a lot of problems, the coach realized that and made a change.

” Marcus [Thuram’s] The arrival on the left wing did us good, there was more help for Theo to defend. And then the fact that we opened the scoring early opened up the game for us and to score the second put us home and dry.

One more fantastic performance from Antoine Griezmann. He was (again and again) literally everywhere, a key player for France. ⭐️🇫🇷 #Qatar2022 https://t.co/Zb9kEvLUrI

Morocco coach Walid Regragui proud of his team’s performance in 2022 FIFA World Cup despite loss to France

France vs Atlas Lions: Semi-Final - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
France vs Atlas Lions: Semi-Final – FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

Morocco exceeded everyone’s expectations in 2022 fifa world cup. They became the first African team in tournament history to reach the semi-finals. Walid Regragui is proud of his team’s achievements as he said after the loss against France (via The Guardian):

“We wanted to rewrite the history books and you can’t do that with a miracle; it takes hard work. We reported well on African football and that mattered because we represent our country and our continent. People respected us before and maybe will respect us even more now. We must do even better in the future. »

Walid Regragui has only been in charge of Morocco for 3 months. Hakim Ziyech has come out of international retirement for this World Cup. Beat Belgium, Spain and Portugal. This Morocco team is the story of this World Cup 👏🇲🇦 https://t.co/kV9NB5ts6p

Regragui further added that his side went further than some of the tournament’s consensus favorites:

“We have gone further than Brazil, Spain, Germany, all the top teams, but we have to show it regularly if we want Morocco to be on the world football map.

“We may never be as good as Brazil, France, England, but I would like us to qualify for every World Cup. We have proven that Africans can play against the best teams. We have to work hard to show it’s no accident.”

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