Morocco play France in the semi-finals of the World Cup, becoming the first African nation to play at this stage of the competition.
Morocco have never beaten France in the seven matches contested between the two teams. However, the most recent encounter was in 2007.
Walid Regragui was in confident mood in his pre-match press conference. He told Morocco World News ”I have been saying it since the start, our dream is to win the World Cup”.
Morocco have made three changes to their starting lineup as Nayef Aguerd, Noussair Mazraoui and Jawad El Yamiq come in for Yahya Attiat-Allah, Selim Amallah and the suspended striker Walid Cheddira.
Meanwhile, France have made two changes to their lineup as Ibrahima Konate and Youssouf Fofana steo in for Dayot Upamecano and Adrien Rabiot.
France have won their last three semi-finals in the World Cup, and a win here would put them in their second consecutive World Cup final.
France manager Didier Deschamps is wary of the Moroccan threat as he told Telefoot ”they’ve only conceded one goal in five games. They deserve to be here, its logical.”