France booked their place in a second consecutive World Cup final as they beat Morocco 2-0. This is the first time a nation has played in consecutive finals in this competition since Brazil in 2002.
Goals from Theo Hernandez and Randal Kolo Muani were enough to see off the Moroccans.
France started the game quickly and opened the scoring after five minutes as Hernandez struck a left-footed half volley past Bono. Hernandez’ opener was the earliest goal scored by any side in a World Cup semi-final since 1958.
Olivier Giroud spurned two big chances to double France’s lead. He hit the post after 17 minutes and later in the half hit a left-footed shot just wide of the post from eight yards out.
Morocco were second best in the first half, but Jawad El Yamiq nearly levelled things up as his spectacular overhead kick hit the post on the stroke of half-time.
The ‘Atlas Lions’ dominated the early stages of the second half with key interceptions from Raphael Varane and Ibrahima Konate keeping Morocco at bay.
Kolo Muani came on as a substitute in the 79th minute and a minute later tapped the ball into an empty net to seal ‘Les Bleus’ place in the final.
France will now play Argentina in Sunday’s eagerly final.