Shaista Fatima/ New Delhi
The Al Bayt stadium at Qatar was all ready to witness yet another FIFA World Cup 2022 semi-finals. With the defending champions taking on the underdogs, the feelings of the fans were considerably divided.
But when the Morrocon players sung their national anthem the whole stadium joined them men in green, in reverence to their resiliebnce.
Both the France-born captains shook hands, took respective sides and the match begun.
No sooner had the launching time elapsed than at 5' the defending champions made sure to concede a goal.' Hernandeź had made history and that too in an acrobatic style.
Morocco's Dunah counterattacked with a back flip on target but France's goalkeeper Lloris made sure to make no mistakes.
The second half saw France conceding another goal, thus sealing their fate with the Argentina on Sunday.
Argentina 🆚 France— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) December 14, 2022
The #FIFAWorldCup Final is SET! 🇦🇷🇫🇷
The efforts from the Moroccan team saw Mbappe limited to back foot.
Morocco did what England wanted to do re facing Mbappe. Not force him onto the back foot exactly, but make France more worried than they were about that flank & the threat from Hakimi, Ziyech. Griezmann and Deschamps afterwards both pointed to Thuram's introduction as important.— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) December 14, 2022
An unforgettable run. Thank you for the memories, Morocco 🇲🇦❤️— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) December 14, 2022
The Twitterati went gaga over the camaraderie between Moroccan and French players.
Boufal gonna gift them the hesi-dribble trait... https://t.co/l5BgAYekMg— Carl Anka (@Ankaman616) December 14, 2022
Bros 👊— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) December 14, 2022
While terming the finals as Messi Vs Mbappe.
Messi v Mbappe 🍿— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) December 14, 2022