Goals from Theo Hernandez and substitute Kolo Muani gave France a 2-0 victory over Morocco in the second semifinal of the ongoing World cup. The French are now one step closer to becoming the first team to win consecutive World Cup titles since Brazil did it between 1958 and 1962.
It was more of an efficiency for France than flamboyance as they recorded three shots on target with two finding the back of the net. The Moroccans had more of the possession but it was the defending champions that looked like scoring for most of the game. And that is what you need at this stage of the competition as also shown by Argentina in their victory over Croatia.
Randal Kolo Muani made history on the night as he became the substitute with the second-fastest goal in the history of the World Cup. It was the first International goal for the Eintracht Frankfurt forward and it is one he would relish for the rest of his career.
Morocco gave its all but almost do not kill a bird. The underdog story of the Atlas Lions of Morocco will be one of the best underdog stories in the history of the competition as they became the first African and Arab sides to get into the last four of the World cup.
The Moroccans still have a chance to ensure that they don’t return home with anything as they face Croatia in the Losers’ final for the bronze medal on Saturday.