France advances to the final round of the FIFA World Cup 2022, where Argentina sits tight to hand Messi his farewell trophy. The semi-final against Morocco was a sight to watch. The French attack and Moroccan defense were face-to-face on December 15, 2022, at 12:30 a.m. IST at Al Bayt Stadium.
A 2-0 victory over Regragui’s side fulfills the hopes of Deschamps to see his team lift the trophy again, becoming the first team in 60 years to defend the FIFA World Cup trophy twice.
Amid the celebrations of advancing to the final round, what caught everyone’s attention was the gesture displayed by Mbappe and Hakimi at the end of the match. Fans saw their favorite French striker run to the Moroccan defender and offer consolation. Following this, PSG teammates exchanged their shirts out of respect.
Fans and athletes from all over the world have applauded this moment. Mbappe posed with the swapped shirt as he went back to meet his teammates. Hakimi did the same with his teammates, giving them several appreciative pats on the back.
Twitter followers have appreciated the gesture by saying, “Get yourself a friendship like Hakimi and Mbappe.”
Morocco will now compete with Croatia for third place. The African nation enters history by making it to the semi-final round. A third spot will make it much more memorable and inspiring for other African nations. Football betting sites predict the results to tilt towards Croatia.
France and Argentina will meet on December 18, 2022, at 8:30 p.m. IST at Lusail Stadium. Messi and Mbappe have five goals each to share the top rank in the race for the Golden Boot. The FIFA World Cup 2022 final will be a fight to watch for the trophy and the Golden Boot.