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France vs Morocco: Confirmed lineups as Rabiot starts World Cup semi-final on bench

Adrien Rabiot at France
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The World Champions hope to end Morocco’s dream run in the 2022 World Cup.

France take on Morocco in the World Cup semi-finals at the Al Bayt Stadium.

The Blues start the game with two changes in their lineup.

Dayot Upamecano, who played an incredible game against England on Saturday, starts on the bench.

Didier Deschamps has decided to start Ibrahima Konate ahead of the Bayern Munich star, most likely due to his defending skills on crosses.

In midfield, Deschamps has started Youssoufa Fofana on the left-hand side, keeping Adrian Rabiot out of his lineup.
Let’s take a look at the two sides’ lineups ahead of the semi-final clash.

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Official lineups

🇫🇷 France XI: Lloris; Koundé, Varane, Konaté, Théo Hernandez; Tchouaméni, Fofana; Dembélé, Griezmann, Mbappé; Giroud.

🇲🇦 Morocco XI: Bono; Hakimi, El Yamiq, Aguerd, Saiss, Mazraoui; Amrabat, Ounahi; Ziyech, En Nesyri, Boufal.

Morocco starts the game with two changes compared to the lineup that stunned Portugal in the quarter-finals.

Noussair Mazraoui starts ahead of Yahia Attiyat Allah on the left-hand side of Morocco’s defence. Centre-back Nayef Aguerd has also returned to the lineup as Selim Amallah starts on the bench.

Let’s see if the Atlas Lions will manage to eliminate another one of the World Cup favourites to reach the Doha final.