France president, Emmanuel Macron paid a visit to the Moroccan dressing room after Les Bleus’ 2-0 win in the semifinal of the FIFA World Cup 2022 on Wednesday in Qatar.
The defending champions’ scored in both half to secure a final showdown with South American giant, Argentina on Sunday. An early lead from Theo Hernandez in the five minutes put Morocco behind for the first time in the Mundial event.
Second half substitute, Kolo Muani, tapped home at the back post with his first touch within a minute of being introduced to score his first international goal and seal the victory for Didier Deschamps men.
Emmanuel Macron watched the game alongside FIFA’s president, Gianni Infantino at the Al Bayt Stadium.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Macron said in front of the Morocco squad that Amrabat was the best midfielder of the tournament.
“I feel very proud of my country. I’m very happy,” Macron told reporters after the match. “I want the French to enjoy this simple happiness.” The French leader paid tribute to the “great” Moroccan team, Africa’s first-ever semifinalist.
“The Moroccans have played very well,” he added. “I want to tell the Moroccan people they have a great team … I want to tell them of our friendship.”
Macron said he will come back to Qatar on Sunday to attend the final at Lusail Stadium, when France take on Argentina. He joked about being “too superstitious” to give his prediction.
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