Who is Walid Regragui, Morocco’s coach? How was his career as a DT and as a player?
The mastermind behind Morocco’s amazing run to the World Cup semi-final has had a very interesting career both as a player and a manager, but perhaps even he couldn’t have imagined that his success would stretch this far.
Here’s a great summary of his journey through football, both on and off the pitch. And a photo of him playing against Real Madrid.
France vs Morocco: head to head record
The two sides have faced each other on 11 separate occasions, with the majority of those matches being in small tournaments.
France have the upper hand in terms of the record, winning seven, drawing three, and losing only once to the African side.
With a win tonight, Morocco would not make a dent in those statistics, but they would have the biggest victory of them all, becoming the first African and Arab side to reach the final of the World Cup and knocking out France, who will try to be the first team since Brazil in 1962 to retain the trophy.
Is there a third and fourth place match at the 2022 World Cup? Why is it important?
Maybe the Morocco mums will be dancing before the World Cup final if the team manage to do the unthinkable and keep their giant-killing streak going – but what happens to the team that loses?
Well, the losing side tonight will play Croatia on 17 December to find out who comes 3rd and 4th in the final World Cup rankings. But it turns out there’s more to it that than. Have a look why.
Kylian Mbappé predicts World Cup fixture and puts Achraf Hakimi friendship aside
Hakimi: “I’m going to smash [Mbappé].”
Mbappé replied: “It will break my heart a little bit but, you know, that’s football. It is what it is. I have to kill him.”
Ouch. Friendships are being put aside for this one. Check out what makes Mbappé and Hakimi’s friendship so special and how they are going to have to forget niceties as they go up against each other in the World Cup semi-final.
Yellow and red cards in the semi-final game: what are the sanctions for the World Cup final?
We saw Walid Cheddira get two yellow cards in the last round against Portugal, and as a result he’s suspended, but what happens if a player gets booked or sent off during this game? Does it affect the final?