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2022 World Cup: Jay-Jay Okocha describes semi-final clash between Morocco and France as AFCON final, gives reason

Former Nigeria captain Austin Jay Jay Okocha has described the upcoming semi-final World Cup clash between Morocco and France as AFCON final.

Both teams will clash at the famous Al Bayt Stadium in Qatar, for a place in the final of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Morocco shocked Portugal 1-0 to reach the semi-finals, while France on the other hand defeated England 2-1 in the quarter-finals.

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Okocha told SuperSport as per Complete Sports: “It’s more like an AFCON final.”

Several players in Les Blues’ squad have African roots, according to statistics.

Axel Disasi could have played for Congo, Jules Koundé for the Benin Republic, Matteo Guendouzi for Morocco, and Aurélien Tchouaméni for Cameroon.

Others players of African descent in the France squad are: Ousmane Dembélé (Mali), Randal Kolo Muani (Congo), Youssouf Fofana (Mali), Steve Mandanda (DR Congo), William Saliba (Cameroon), Dayot Upamecano (Guinea-Bissau), Ibrahima Konaté (Mali) and Eduardo Camavinga (Angola). 

 

The FIFA World Cup match between France and Morocco will be played on December 14 at the Al Bayt Stadium at 13:00 GMT.

The Atlas Lions of Morocco will be aiming to reach the final of the World Cup and also aim to win it for the first time for Africa.

They had already set the record of being the first African nation to reach the semi-final of the World Cup.

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