The match between France and Morocco fulfilled its promise. France already had a three-goal lead after 23 minutes of play. After Diani’s opener, Dali (20ᵉ) and Le Sommer (23ᵉ) added to the score in the 15th minute thanks to a perfect combination.
In the second half, the last African team of the 2023 World Cup was more determined, and if it was threatening, it did not manage to score. Le Sommer (70ᵉ) hit the nail on the head with a late-game header from a cross from Becho.
The attacking duo were highlighted, with Diani involved in two goals in addition to his individual achievement, while Le Sommer scored twice. lFrance qualified for the quarter-finals third time in a row And will face the Socceroos on Saturday.
France was the favorite
Amazing Moroccan team knocks out Germany in first round Two 1–0 wins against South Korea and Colombia followed, despite a 6–0 defeat against “Mannschaft”. Morocco’s players have advanced directly to the round of 16 for their first participation in the World Cup.
Front, French team gathering momentum as matches progress, Top of their group with 7 points at the end of three days of the group stage, the Blues’ ambition is to progress further, and win their first star in a competition where Germany and the United States have been eliminated from the group stages. Earlier in the day, Jamaica defeated Colombia to advance to the quarter-finals. So they are joined by France, who will take on their Australian hosts in the next round.
The match was obviously special for Sakina Karchoui, who spoke about her Moroccan origins before the match: “I am French of Moroccan descent so it is always a pleasure to play against Morocco. I am proud of my origins.She clarified: “I have two 100% Moroccan parents. I have siblings who were born in Morocco.”
It was also a special match forThirteen Moroccan players are playing in France, without forgetting the coaches of each team who have an undeniable connection with the rival’s country at the time. In fact, Hervé Renard was Morocco’s men’s coach between 2016 and 2019.Whereas Renald Pedros, the iconic coach of Atlas Lionesses, is French, The first spoke on the subject: “I have wonderful memories of my time in Morocco, I keep a lot of friends. Now, it’s time for football. Even when you play a little game with friends You have to win it. That’s why we are here to qualify” he said without hesitation.
Same professionalism from former Blue Reynald Pedros, who has been in charge of the Moroccan women’s team since the end of 2020: “It is a special match because I am French and my staff is French, but my heart is Moroccan., (…) I really like this country, I have discovered it, I live there very well, I am very happy to train there. Today, I have absolutely no regrets or qualms about defeating the French team,