A step further away from the World Cup! France beat Morocco 2-0!
Do you know how difficult it is to achieve consecutive wins in the World Cup? Looking at the history of the World Cup, the last time a team successfully completed consecutive championships dates back to the Brazil team in 1962, which is nearly 60 years ago. In recent years, there has been a so-called curse of defending champions. Since 1998, all previous champions except Brazil have been eliminated in the group stage of the World Cup. This year, France, which is seeking to defend its title, not only broke the curse and advanced to the top four, but also defeated the current dark horse Morocco to advance to the finals, only one step away from the goal of consecutive championships.
Looking back at the match, France took the lead with Theo Hernandez scoring an acrobatic goal in just 5 minutes, setting a new record for the fastest goal in the semi-finals of the World Cup since 1958. At the same time, it was also the first time that Morocco’s pattern was broken in this tournament. In the 79th minute of the game, Randal Kolo Muani, who had just come off the bench for 1 minute, scored another goal for France, adding another assuring point for the team. In fact, this is the first time he had a chance with the ball in this game, that is, he scored the first goal in his national team career.
In the final match of this World Cup in Qatar, France, which is seeking to defend its title, will face Argentina. The last time the two teams met was in the round of 16 of the 2018 World Cup, with France being the winning side. Will Lionel Messi win the first World Cup in his life? Or will France become the first European team to successfully defend the title since 1938? Let us wait and see.