France squad roster for World Cup 2022, result history and squad final news

Griezmann and Mbappé – Mike Egerton/PA

France will face Argentina in the World Cup final after beating Morocco 2-0 in an absorbing semi-final on Wednesday to stay on course for a successful title defense and end the fairytale run of North Africans in Qatar.

Theo Hernandez scored in the fifth minute in a perfect start for the starters but it still proved to be a close clash as Morocco overcame injuries and won the game against their opponents.

France settled the game with a second goal 11 minutes from time as substitute Randal Kolo Muani, with his first touch after coming on, a tap-in at the far post.

For the opening goal, Hernandez had to lift his left foot high to connect with a bouncing ball from a tight angle to complete a sweeping move started by Antoine Griezmann’s run down the right and a back pass that Kylian Mbappe gave. initially puff.

Mbappe was the creator of the second as he first tried to dribble past the Moroccan defense and then shot, his effort blocked but falling for Kolo Muani at the net.

Olivier Giroud hit the post and missed from close range in the first half at the end of a searing run through the middle of Aurélien Tchouameni.

The midfielder slotted in a superb ball to find Mbappe, whose missed shot was poorly cleared, allowing Giroud an early shot that was far from close.

But Morocco’s opportunities as Azzedine Ounahi forced two good saves from France captain Hugo Lloris with speculative effort, and curling set pieces put the French defense under pressure.

The North Africans have been hit hard by injuries to their key centre-backs with a gamble to name Nayef Aguerd in the starting line-up who failed to come off as he suffered a hamstring injury in the game. warming up and the skipper Romain Saiss had to leave after 20 years. minutes.

Substitute centre-back Jawad El Yamiq was the closest to the equalizer, however, with a spectacular bicycle kick on the stroke of half-time, from a corner poorly cleared by the French, Lloris receiving a vital touch as he struck the base the amount.

France’s victory opened up the tantalizing prospect of a decisive clash between Argentine Lionel Messi and Frenchman Mbappe.

France squad for the 2022 World Cup

France announced their 26-man squad on November 9 and named five Premier League starters: William Saliba, who has helped Arsenal’s dazzling form this season, Raphael Varane, Alphonse Areola, Ibrahima Konaté and captain Hugo Lloris.

Guardians: Alphonse Areola (West Ham), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Steve Mandanda (Rennes)

Defenders: Lucas Hernandez (Bayern Munich), Theo Hernandez (AC Milan), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris St-Germain), Ibrahima Konate (Liverpool), Jules Kounde (Barcelona), Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich), William Saliba (Arsenal), Dayot Upamencano (Bayern Munich), Raphael Varane (Manchester United)

Midfielders: Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid), Youssouf Fofana (Monaco), Matteo Guendouzi (Marseille), Adrien Rabiot (Juventus), Aurélien Tchouameni (Real Madrid), Jordan Veretout (Marseille)

Forwards: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Kinglsey Coman (Bayern Munich), Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona), Olivier Giroud (AC Milan), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Kylian Mbappe (Paris St-Germain), Randal Kolo Muani (Eintracht Frankfurt) , Marcus Thuram, (Borussia Monchengladbach)

What are the appointments of France?

France will face Argentina in the final of the World Cup in Qatar. The match will be played at the Lusail Iconic Stadium Sunday, December 18, kick-off at 3 p.m. (GMT).

What is France’s World Cup record?

France are defending champions, having beaten Croatia 4-2 in the 2018 final after an almost faultless run, including victories over Argentina, Uruguay and Belgium.

It was their second World Cup win after Zinedine Zidane’s inspired triumph, when he scored twice in a 3-0 loss to Brazil in the 1998 final.

However, it was arguably the great midfielder’s head-first assault on Marco Materazzi and his sending off that cost his side in the 2006 final, which Italy went on to win on penalties.

Zinedine Zidane knocked down Marco Materazzi with a now infamous header - Reuters/Peter Schols

Zinedine Zidane knocked down Marco Materazzi with a now infamous header – Reuters/Peter Schols

France are among the most talented players in the world and have a particularly formidable attack. They should manage in their group but, while it would be unwise to rule them out of victory again, France have a history of implosion on the international stage. Moreover, no team has managed to win back-to-back world titles since Brazil in 1958 and 1962.

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