– 6:51 p.m.
(Updated at 8:39pm)
France and Morocco will face each other on Tuesday, July 8 at 8am Brasilia time at Hindmarsh Stadium in Adelaide, Australia. The duel took place in the Round of 16 of the Women’s World Cup. The winner will face host nation Australia, who defeated Denmark on Monday. And besides the historical conflict (Morocco was a French colony), there are still further curiosities. The two teams met in the semi-finals of the Men’s Cup in December (France won and advanced to the final against Argentina).
The French team is the favorite in this match. The favourites, who finished Group F in first place (and ultimately eliminated by Brazil), want to give everyone their hopes. Morocco, meanwhile, is rolling out a campaign to overcome. He made his debut in a 6-0 loss to Germany, but then won two more games, 1-0 against South Korea and Colombia, both 1-0. In this way, they finished second in Group H behind Colombia and ahead of the eliminated Germany.
where to see
Cazé TV (Youtube) and fifa+ (www.fifa.com) channels will broadcast the match from 8:30 am (Brasilia time). Kaze TV starts reporting an hour early.
how about france
Hervé Renard rested many of his starting line-ups in the final game of the group stage against Panama. The team still won 6-3. But now, all the beasts have returned for the decisive battle with Morocco. Renard will therefore lead the defense and Le Sommer will lead the attack. But there are concerns as four players, Toretti, Carchaoui, Mateo and Kenza Dal, are hanging. That way, if the yellow comes out and France advances, they will be eliminated from the quarter-finals.
Supporter Le Garec, who is competing with Guayolo, the only debtor in the France line-up, had this to say about the match:
“Morocco managed to qualify by taking six away from Germany, which shows that this team can never be underestimated.”
what about morocco
Coach Reinaldo Pedros adjusted the defence, mainly with the addition of Ben Gina, after the selection team from Germany suffered a blow and fit in the team. She was on the bench against Germany and appeared in the next two matches, where she performed well. Ben Gina became famous as the first female player to wear a hijab at a World Cup match. And that became the basis for the selection.
One of the highlights is the striker Rahmari. She is one of three French-born stars to play for Morocco. She even recalled the peculiarities of facing her own country of origin.
“It’s going to be a great game for me and for all the French-born players. I never dreamed of more games at this stage. I’m looking forward to it, especially since we have so many players.” Friends from the French camp, but let’s not prepare, this match is different, we’ll follow the usual routine.”
France x Morocco
2023 Women’s World Cup – Round of 16
date and time: 08.08.2023 (from Brasilia)
local: Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide (AUS)
France: Payrot-Manin. Perisette, Lalar, Leonard, Kalchaoui. Toretti, Guayolo (Le Garec), Dali. Diani, Bacha, Le Sommer. engineer: Hervé Renard
Morocco: Ermichi; El Hajj, El Chad, Ben Gina, Reduani. Ouzlawi, Nakkachi, Chebak, Tagnaout. Jiraidi and Ramali. engineer: Reinaldo Pedros
referee: Tori Pensa (USA)
assistant: Brooke Mayo (USA) and Mijentha Rensch (SUR)
VAR: Alejandro Hernandez (ESP)
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