France ends Morocco’s fairytale World Cup campaign

France advance to their second World Cup final in a row courtesy of a 2-0 win over Morocco in their semi-final clash.

Randal Kolo Muani.

Theo Hernandez put Les Bleus in front in the fifth minute with a close-range finish after Kylian Mbappe’s effort was blocked.

France spurned opportunities to double their advantage, which gave Morocco hope as Jawad El Yamiq struck the post.

However, Didier Deschamps’ men remained strong at the back and duly notched their second to wrap up the contest through substitute Randal Kolo Muani, who scored his first international goal to send his team into the final.

Randal Kolo Muani has scored the third-quickest goal for a substitute in World Cup history (44 seconds after coming on), only behind Morales in 2002 (16 seconds) and Sand in 1998 (26 seconds).

France will now take on Argentina while Morocco will battle it out with Croatia for 3rd place.

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