a place in the World Cup The final against Argentina is on the line tonight when France takes on Morocco in the second semi-final. Lionel Messi starred once again as he led his country to Sunday’s masterpiece, and he and his teammates will be watching tonight.
France are heavy favorites to join Argentina in the final, the defending champions having eliminated England in the quarter-finals to reach the quarter-finals. has been the kylian mbappe for much of the tournament, with five goals to their name, but Olivier Giroud and Antoine Griezmann put on displays against England to remind everyone that they are not to be ignored.
As for Morocco, the first African team to reach the World Cup semifinals, it has been a remarkable run. They have beaten Belgium, Spain and Portugal in Qatar so far, and now they must face European opposition once again tonight. Follow France vs Morocco LIVE below, with expert analysis from Dan Kilpatrick, Nizaar Kinsella and Simon Collings at Al Bayt Stadium!
Morocco Team News
Morocco captain Romain Saiss is an injury doubt after the Wolves centre-back was sent off against Portugal.
Defenders Nayef Aguerd and Noussair Mazraoui missed that match, while Walid Cheddira is suspended after being sent off for two yellow cards late in their quarterfinal win.
Expected Morocco XI (4-3-3): Bounou; Hakimi, El-Yamiq, Dari, Mazraoui; Amallah, Amrabat, Ounahi; Ziech, En-Nesyri, Boufal
France team news
France is sweating for two players. Defender Dayot Upamecano and midfielder Adrien Rabiot are doubtful after missing Tuesday’s training due to illness.
The pair were able to complete some light indoor training, but did not join the full group. Upamecano had already missed training on Monday.
Should they be ruled out, Ibrahima Konate would start in midfield, while Youssouf Fofana would be a substitute alongside Antoine Griezmann and Aurelien Tchouameni in midfield.
Above, Olivier Giroud is bidding to become the oldest player in history to score five goals in a single World Cup.
Expected France XI (4-2-3-1): you cry; Koundé, Varane, Konate, T. Hernández; Tchouameni, Fofana; Dembélé, Griezmann, Mbappé; giroud
How to watch France vs Morocco
Television channel: In the UK, the match will be televised free-to-air and live on BBC One, with coverage from 6:30pm.
Live broadcast: Fans can also watch the game live online via BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website.
LIVE Coverage: Follow all the action LIVE right here, with expert analysis from Dan Kilpatrick, Simon Collings and Nizaar Kinsella at the then Al Bayt Stadium.
Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of France vs Morocco!
It is the second semifinal of the World Cup, these two teams meet for the right to play Argentina in the final on Sunday.
Defending champions France are the heavy favorites tonight, but Morocco have already knocked out several European heavyweights in Qatar.
We will have the latest preparation, updates and team news ahead of kick-off, which will take place at 7pm GMT from Al Bayt Stadium.