FRA 2-0 MAR, FIFA World Cup semifinal in pictures: France beats Morocco, will defend title against Argentina

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Al Bayt in all its glory: The general view outside the Al Bayt stadium. Photo: Getty Images
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Moroccans gearing up for the occasion: A makeup artist applies the colours of the Moroccan flag on the face of a young football fan in the Moroccan city of Casablanca.Photo: AFP
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Leading the golden boot race: With five goals and two assists in this World Cup, Kylian Mbappe is tied at the top alongside Lionel Messi in the Golden Boot contenders list. Photo: Getty Images
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Huddle ahead of an important evening: France players listen to assistant coach Guy Stephan (C) ahead of the Qatar 2022 World Cup semi-final football match between France and Morocco.Photo: AFP
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A place in history: Morocco will become the first ever African nation to play in the FIFA World Cup final, if it manages a win against reigning champion France. Photo: AP
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Fireworks explode ahead of the World Cup semifinal soccer match between France and Morocco. Photo: AP
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Early momentum: Theo Hernandez, with his goal in the fifth minute, became the first opposition player to score against Morocco in this World Cup. The only other instance where Morocco conceded was when Nafuel Aguerd scored an own goal in the Atlas Lions' 2-1 win over Canada. Photo: REUTERS
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France's forward #09 Olivier Giroud (L) attempts a shot on goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup semi-final football match between France and Morocco at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, north of Doha on December 14, 2022. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)Photo: AFP
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Soccer Football - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 - Semi Final - France v Morocco - Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, Qatar - December 14, 2022 Morocco's Jawad El Yamiq shoots at goal with an overhead kick REUTERS/Molly DarlingtonPhoto: REUTERS
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Showstopper: Lloris stepped up with a mind blowing save to keep Yamiq's overhead kick away, that helped France retain the lead. Photo: REUTERS
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A place in the history books: Randal Kolo Muani became the second fastest substitute to score a goal in World Cups. He took just 44 seconds to double France's lead. Photo: Getty Images
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Title defense on track: France players celebrate with Randal Kolo Muani after the win against Morocco. Photo: AP
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Agony: Skipper Hakim Ziyech looks dejected after Morocco's World Cup exit. The Atlas Lions will face Croatia in the third place play-offs Photo: AFP
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Lost the match, won hearts: Morocco's players kneel in prayer at the end of the match. Photo: AFP
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