France are on the verge of defending their title after defeating an outstanding Moroccan side 2-0 in Qatar.

In one of the best fan atmosphere of the World Cup largely consisting of Moroccans, the African side suffered an early setback as a pass toward Griezman was Archaf Dari, setting up the French man for a good pass to Mbappe. Mbappe then had his shot blocked towards the path of Theo Hernandez who didn’t miss his volley from 8 yards.

As Morocco pressed forward in search of an equalizer, Mbappe was set up to score the second goal but couldn’t hit the target. The attempted clearance eventually found its way towards Olivier Giroud but the France all time top scorer struck a one time shot that just missed the nets by millimeters.

With Nayef Aguerd being ruled out of the game after aggravating his injury in the warm-up, things got worse for Morocco when their captain Roman Saiss was also forced off the pitch.

Hakim Ziyech corner swung into the box was met by an audacious Jawid El Yamiq’s overhead kick which hit the upright before France could clear their line.

In the second half, Ibrahima Konaté pulled off a last ditch six-yard box block to deny Abderazak Hamdallah after an excellent work on the left flank.

Morocco were finally broken when Randal Kolo Muani tapped home at the back post with his first touch just 44 seconds after coming on after a deflected Mbappe strike made its way into his path for the third quickest goal ever for a substitute.

In the last few minutes of the match, Jules Kounde made a clearance on the online to preserve their clean sheet and destroy any hope of a comeback.

Les Bleus will now face Argentina in the final, where they hope to become the first nation since Brazil in 1962 to successfully defend their crown.