The second Semi-Final match of the FIFA World Cup 2022 will kick off later this week. Of course, the France vs Morocco live stream will be watched by millions of viewers all over the world. After all, this is the first time that an African nation has reached this stage of the World Cup. Moreover, despite the various injuries to key players, the French national team has looked strong on paper and devastating on the pitch. On the other hand, even though it was the underdog in almost every match, the Moroccan national team has shown steadfast determination and grit.
It’s almost impossible to predict the winner of any match, going by the recent results. Although France is a very capable team, Morocco could be riding the confidence wave, after felling giants such as Spain, Germany, and Portugal. So, the matchup between these two teams will definitely be worth watching. In this blog, we’ll tell you all you need to know about the France vs Morocco live stream, including where to watch and the predicted lineups. So, let’s get started, shall we?
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France vs Morocco Time In India
The European giants will face off against the African nation on Thursday, December 15, at 12:30 AM IST. To watch the live stream of this important match, you’ll have to tune into either JioCinema or Sports18.
France vs Morocco Lineup
Although the French national team has unbelievable squad depth, they’ll be going into this next match without any concerns for injury or suspensions. Their goalkeeper and captain, Hugo Lloris, is on superb form after his heroics against England. Superstar Kylian Mbappe is also on red-hot form, with Les Bleus winning their previous 10 matches in which he has started. Furthermore, even though Olivier Giroud is one of the older players on the team, he’s been absolutely crucial to France’s success. If he manages to score in this match, he’ll be the oldest player in the tournament’s history to score five goals. Overall, France has little to no worries when it comes to the main team. Their substitutes’ bench is also lined up with some exceptional players.
Regarding Morocco, the North African nation has a few worries. Their deserved victory against Portugal in the Quarter-Finals came at a price. Roman Saiss, the stalwart defender and captain, seems to have picked up a nasty knock in the match. This potentially puts him on the injury list. Additionally, Walid Cheddira, the Moroccan striker, is out of the match due to a second yellow in the previous match. Basically, Morocco has a challenge on its hands.
Starting 11: Lloris, Varane, T. Hernandez, Kounde; Rabiot, Tchouameni; Griezmann, Mbappe, Dembele; Giroud.
Starting 11: Bono; Mazraoui, El Yamiq, Aguerd, Hakimi; Ounahi, Amallah, Amrabat; En-Nesyri, Boufal, Ziyech.
France vs Morocco Head To Head
To understand the France vs Morocco head-to-head statistics, it’s imperative that we learn a bit more about their history. These two nations have formal alliances that are on records as old as the 17th century. Moreover, France’s colonial control over Morocco ended by 1955. Nonetheless, France and Morocco remain close trade partners. In fact, Sofiane Boufal and Roman Saiss are two Moroccan players who were actually born in France.
Understandably, the strength of the Les Bleus teams has mostly been superior to that of the Moroccans. Moreover, Morocco has never won a major international match against the French. Previously, these countries met each other on the pitch five times. Their last meeting was in an Internation Friendly in 2007, with the result being a 2-2 draw. In the other matches, France won with relatively comfortable scores.
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How to watch France vs Morocco Live Stream?
To watch the live stream of this exciting match, you’ve got two great options. Reliance’s JioCinema is the official online broadcaster of the FIFA World Cup 2022. However, if you’re a DTH connection user, you can watch the match on Sports18. Let’s find out how to use both:
To watch the France vs Morocco live stream on JioCinema, here’s what you have to do:
- If you’re watching the match on your smartphone, you’ll have to download the JioCinema app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
- After downloading the app, open it and log in with your registered Jio mobile number.
- You’ll also receive an OTP on the given number. Input the OTP on the next screen to log in.
- Once you’ve logged in to the app, you can watch the match by tapping on the FIFA tab, or selecting the relevant match banner.
- On the other hand, for PC users, the JioCinema website and the PWA (Progressive Web App) are available.
- Go to the official JioCinema website on your PC browser.
- On the top right side of the screen, find the user icon and click on it to log into the website.
- You’ll be provided with a space to input your registered Jio mobile number.
- Submit the OTP that you receive on the Jio number, on the next page.
- After the OTP has been verified, you’ll be logged into the website.
- To watch the France vs Morocco live stream, click on the FIFA tab or the relevant match banner on the website’s home page.
- While streaming the match, JioCinema may provide you with the option to download the web app. You can download the app with the link on the website.
- This web app will allow you to watch the matches at 1080p and 60FPS.
Note: In either case, you must ensure that you have a strong and stable internet connection. For mobile data, Jio packages of INR 749 or more would be suitable.
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DTH connection users can also watch the upcoming match through Sports18, a channel by Viacom18. This channel is available on TATA Play (previously TATA Sky). To subscribe to the channel, you can call the customer care number – 1800 208 6633. You can also subscribe to the channel by logging into their official website through your registered mobile number.
In the next two days, we’ll finally know which teams are heading to the final of the FIFA World Cup 2022. Could Les Bleus replicate their success in the 2018 World Cup, or will Morocco go all the way to the Final, becoming the first African nation to do so? It’s also possible that we may end up with the same final fixture of Croatia vs France that was seen in the previous tournament. To know the result of this fantastic match, you’ll have to tune into the France vs Morocco live stream on December 15!
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