France and Morocco share injury concerns before the World Cup Semifinal
France reports Upamecano and Rabiot to be serious ahead of the FIFA World Cup semi-final fixture. Morocco reports injury concerns for Saiss and Aguerd.
The stage is ready for the second Semifinal of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Argentina advances to the Final after defeating Croatia 3-0; Croatia will now compete for third place on December 17, 2022. France and Morocco will now fight for the remaining slot in the tournament’s championship game.
However, it appears that victory for both sides will need considerable effort. France and Morocco have expressed worry for the health and safety of their players for their upcoming match .
Dayot Upamecano and Adrien Rabiot are expected to leave a void in their respective zones after sustaining illnesses in Qatar. The serious doubt comes amid reports mentioning that Dayot has a sore throat and Rabiot is suffering from an unspecified illness. The French Football Federation broke the news, saying that Dayot and Rabiot missed their training this Tuesday over illness issues.
Regragui is not having the best time of his life either. Injury concerns have not spared his side, with two players reportedly going through a bad phase at the moment. Saiss and Aguerd have not been ruled out until now, but the injury concerns are taking away their training time.
The coach stated that every day they receive good news from their physicians. It remains to be seen if that is sufficient for the African nation to win the semi-final against the champions.
Deschamps has two alternatives that he will employ if the circumstance warrants it. Ibrahima Konate will play in the center, while Fofana, Griezmann, and Tchouameni will defend the midfield. Tchouameni is less likely to miss the match against Morocco, despite the fact that the newcomer is hampered by left leg pain. He will spend the majority of his time on the field to duplicate the performance that inspired the winning moments against England in the Quarterfinal on December 11, 2022.
Saiss looked serious on December 10, 2022, when he was carried back on the stretcher during the event with Portugal. Regragui has not talked about any alternatives being available. He has instead revealed how his team will defend the entire opposing team.
With the support of team spirit and the crowd, a winning moment is expected to favor him.
Hugo Lloris is aware that the match against Morocco will be a close one. En-Nesyri provided a remarkable moment in the 42nd minute of their performance against Portugal in the quarterfinals. In the 4-3-3 configuration, the striking stretch will most likely continue to advance.
Deschamps has recognized that Morocco’s defense is the greatest in this tournament. True, considering that the club has only conceded a single goal thus far. On December 15, 2022, Giroud, Mbappe, Griezmann, and Dembele may join the attacking zone despite the French team having the majority of the ball. The tournament starts at 12:30 a.m. IST at the Al Bayt Stadium in Qatar.