Ukpono Anietie, PH
Les Blues of France have defeated Morocco 2-0 to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup finals.
The World Cup defending champions, France sealed their spot with an early goal from Theo Hernandez.
Goals from Theo Hernandez and Randal Kolo made sure the French side made it to consecutive World Cup finals since Brazil in 1998 and 2022.
Hernandez’s acrobatic kick in the 5th minute gave France an early against Morocco.
He becomes the first opposition player to score against the Atlas Lion of Morroco in the tournament.
Olivier Giroud almost double the lead for France, but his effort hits the post after a fine through ball by Konate.
Hugo Lloris kept out Morocco’s El Yamiq’s overhead kick in the 44th minute of the game.
In the second half, the Moroccan side controlled the game but failed to find the back of the net.
Randal Kolo who substituted Ousmane Dembele in the 78th minute extended the lead for France 44 seconds later to send them to the World Cup finals.
France have reached the World Cup final four times in the last seven editions of the tournament – 1998, 2006, 2018 and 2022.
With the win today, they’ll advance to finals to play Argentina on Sunday while Morocco plays Croatia on Saturday, 17th December in third place.