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FIFA World Cup 2022, France vs Morocco Semi-Final Live Updates: Olivier Giroud Hits The Post After Theo Hernandez’s Early Goal For France

France vs Morocco Semifinals Live Score: France will take on Morocco in the semifinals©AFP

FIFA World Cup 2022, France vs Morocco Live Updates: Theo Hernandez gave France an early breakthrough as they took a 1-0 lead over Morocco in the 2022 FIFA World Cup semi-finals at Al Bayt Stadium on Thursday (IST). The 2018 defending champions successfully defeated Poland 3-1 in the round of 16 and England 2-1 in the quarter-finals. On the other hand, Morocco miraculously defeated Cristiano Ronaldo-led Portugal 1-0 in the quarter-final, becoming the first African country to qualify for the semi-final. The winner of this clash will face Argentina in the final on Sunday. (LIVE Race Center)

Here are the live updates of the FIFA World Cup 2022 football match between France and Morocco, straight from the Al Bayt stadium:

  • 01:06 (IST)

    FIFA World Cup: No goal for Aurelien Tchouameni

    The French Aurelien Tchouameni gets a good shot on the edge of the penalty area and fires a shot towards goal. However, the shot is intercepted by one of his own teammates, who inadvertently blocks the target.

  • 00:59 (IST)

    FIFA World Cup: Yellow card for Sofiane Boufal

    Morocco’s Sofiane Boufal shows a tough challenge on the field, aggressively taking down an opponent during a tackle. Referee Cesar Arturo Ramos does not waste a second and shows a yellow card.

  • 00:57 (IST)

    FIFA World Cup: Foul by Ibrahima Konate

    Referee Cesar Arturo Ramos signals a yellow card after France’s Ibrahima Konate commits a rough tackle on the pitch and knocks down an opponent.

  • 00:54 (IST)

    FIFA World Cup: Romain Saiss sustains an injury

    Morocco is in trouble as Romain Saiss is injured and unable to continue the match. He is now replaced by Selim Amallah in Morocco’s line-up. France leads 1-0 and both teams show their attacking side.

  • 00:50 (IST)

    FIFA World Cup: Olivier Giroud misses the mark

    What a miss! France’s Olivier Giroud produces a great move from inside the penalty area, but his effort is in vain as the ball goes wide of the left post. France fails to lead Morocco 2-0. On the other hand, Morocco is also trying its best to get on par with France.

  • 00:47 (IST)

    FIFA World Cup: Foul by Youssouf Fofana

    Referee Cesar Arturo Ramos wastes no time signaling a foul after France’s Youssouf Fofana commits a rough while trying to take the ball from an opponent.

  • 00:44 (IST)

    FIFA World Cup: Good save from Hugo Lloris

    Moroccan Azzedine Ounahi gets a good pass in the penalty area and fires a shot towards the right side of the goal. However, the French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris makes a brilliant effort and prevents the ball from hitting the nets.

  • 00:37 (IST)

    FIFA World Cup: GOAL

    GOAL!!! Theo Hernandez gave France the first breakthrough of the evening. He gets a good rebound in the penalty area and fires a shot towards goal, which goes straight into the nets. France takes a 1-0 lead over Morocco just 5 minutes into the match.

  • 00:35 (IST)

    FIFA WC: France averts threat

    Morocco’s Sofyan Amrabat brilliantly takes the ball through the defenders, but an opponent intercepts it perfectly and snatches the opportunity away from him as France deflects an approaching threat towards their goal.

  • 00:29 (IST)

    FIFA World Cup: We are on our way

    The semi-final between France and Morocco starts at the Al Bayt stadium. Morocco starts the match with the kick-off.

  • 00:24 (IST)

    FIFA World Cup: Time for the national anthem

    Both teams are now on the field for their respective national anthems. The semi-final between France and Morocco will start in a few minutes. Stay tuned.

  • 00:05 (IST)

    FIFA World Cup: Cesar Arturo Ramos appointed match referee

    Cesar Arturo Ramos has been appointed match referee for the semi-final between France and Morocco at Al Bayt Stadium.

  • 23:49 (IST)

  • 23:27 (IST)

  • 23:26 (IST)

    FIFA WC: It’s Mbappé against Hakimi

  • 23:17 (IST)

    FIFA WC: Here are the lineups

    FRA XI: Loris; Koundé, Varane, Konate, Theo Hernandez; Tchouameni, Fofana; Dembele, Griezmann, Mbappe; Giroud.

    March 11: Bono; Hakimi, El Yamiq, Aguerd, Saiss, Mazraoui; Amrabat, Ounahi; Ziyech, And Nesyri, Boufal.

  • 23:16 (IST)

    FIFA WC: Hello and welcome

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the semi-final between France and Morocco, direct from Al Bayt Stadium.

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