France vs Morocco line-ups: Eleven planned, team news confirmed, latest injury for 2022 World Cup semi-final
France are likely to retain their winning formula as they take on Morocco in the World Cup semi-finals on Wednesday.
Didier Deschamps’ side capitalized on their chance against England but progressed to the last four with no further injury concerns, although Theo Hernandez may have been lucky to avoid a red card for his barge on Mason Mount.
Hernandez will retain his left-back spot in a likely unchanged line-up. Up top, Olivier Giroud is looking to become the oldest player in history to score five goals in a single World Cup.
Moroccan captain Romain Saiss has pledged to “give everything” to be fit for the match. The defender was stretched 57 minutes into Morocco’s quarter-final win over Portugal and is now considered a doubt. Centre-back Nayef Aguerd is another who needs to be assessed before kick-off.
Striker Walid Cheddira will definitely play no role after picking up two yellow cards in the quarter-final.
France predicted XI: Loris; Koundé, Varane, Upamecano, T. Hernandez; Tchouameni, Rabiot; Dembele, Griezmann, Mbappe; Giroud
Morocco predicted XI: Bono; Hakimi, El Yamiq, Aguerd, Mazraoui; Ounahi, Amrabat, Amallah; Ziyech, En-Nesyri, Boufal