LIVE – France-Morocco: Rabiot and Upamecano are doing better, they should start
The gates of the stadium will open one hour earlier
The gates of Al-Bait Stadium will open one hour before the game against England. Opening at 18:00 local time.
The few Moroccans who took part in the march to restore the seats at the Al Janoub stadium on Tuesday were also made clear: these Moroccans completely question the figure of 13,000 allocated seats. Only 3-4 thousand places would be distributed for them at this time.
The Blues coach will depart at 5:00 p.m.
The “Blues” coach will leave the “Al Messila” hotel at 17:00 French time, 19:00 local time. Go to Al-Beit Stadium.
The Blues’ probable line-up to face Morocco
So we’re heading towards a renewal of the ten squads that beat Poland and then England.
Lloris – Kounde, Varane, Upamecano, T. Hernandez – Chouameni, Griezmann, Rabiot – Dembele, Giroud, Mbappe.
Better for Rabiot and Upamecano who should have
Adrien Rabiot and Dayot Upamecano are doing better. The strong trend in the afternoon is that both will start for France-Morocco.
Soothing news from Rabiot and Upamecano, according to Le Graët
“I’m under the impression that those with the flu or colds are fine this morning,” Noel Le Graet said into the microphone.Europe 1. Mark Adrien Rabiot and Dayot Upamecano were ruled out of training on Tuesday due to illness.
Morocco canceled scheduled flights to Qatar shortly before the semi-finals
Royal Air Maroc has decided to operate 30 special flights to transport Moroccan supporters to Doha, but it will eventually be reduced. “The Guardian” writes that several flights originally scheduled for Wednesday have been canceled. “Due to recent restrictions imposed by the Qatari authorities, Royal Air Maroc regrets to inform its customers of the cancellation of flights operated by Qatar Airways,” the company wrote in an email. Of the 30 flights originally scheduled between Morocco and Qatar, 14 were eventually scheduled … and only seven arrived on Tuesday. Seven others scheduled for Wednesday will not take off. They did not leave the fans with any solution, because they had tickets and they did placement work there. The company would undertake to pay for the plane tickets.
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The Moroccan press is ready to make history
The Moroccan media, like the national team, do not have a complex in the semifinals of the World Cup against the Blues a few hours away.
OneMorocco today plays the sobriety card with a simple message: “With you with all my heart!”, all illustrated with a photo of the players celebrating the win with the World Cup trophy in the background. Morocco believes in this more than ever.
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Darmanin plans an “even more emphasized” safety device for the finale
Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin has announced that 10,000 police forces will be mobilized for this Tuesday’s France-Morocco semi-final. “For the final, it can be emphasized even more,” he said.
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As Moroccan Youssef Haji, who spent most of his career in France, said, the clash that all France and Morocco are waiting for is a duel between two brotherly nations. France reaches the semi-finals of the World Cup, as in 98, 2006 and 2018 (three wins). This is a first for Morocco, an African team has never made it to the last four.
Beware of overconfidence if France are favourites, Morocco and coach Walid Regragui have had an exceptional and historic career. Besides, Regragini “hopes that France will not respect Morocco. Otherwise, it will be difficult.”
It is probably the respect that Morocco lacks against Spain. The Spaniards won a World Cup assist record, all knocked out after a gruesome penalty shoot-out. Against Portugal, Morocco also showed its strength and mastery in the field with En-Nesyri’s wonderful goal.
France had a more contrasting course: the Blues dominated Poland with relative ease before a highly contested quarter-final against England. As Didier Deschamps remembers, Morocco cannot be looked down upon.
The lineups will be announced at approximately 6:30 p.m. Didier Deschamps should field his standard squad, even if two players from the 11, Upamecano and Rabiot, did not train on Tuesday evening.
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