FIFA WC 2022 | SF 2 | France vs Morocco | H2H | Last 5 meetings

Morocco faces France in their second World Cup semi-final. Morocco came as a surprise, defeating big European teams like Belgium in the group stages, Spain in the round of 16, and recently Cristiano Ronaldo led Portugal to the quarterfinals. Morocco was the first African nation to play in the semi-finals.

France, on the other hand, is the two-time World Cup champions, showing a dominant display by seeing off Poland, Denmark, and most recently England in the quarterfinals. France plays in their seventh semi-final, with the French winning three (1998, 2006, 2018) and losing three (1958, 1982, 1986). The defending champions would be looking to win against the dark horses.

Morocco vs. France: Head-to-Head Records

France and Morocco have faced each other 11 times, and Les Bleus have the upper hand in those contests, winning seven, drawing three, and losing only once.

Most of their matches have come in mini-tournaments such as the Mediterranean Games, the Four Nations Tournament, and the King Hassan II Cup.

The teams never met in a major international tournament. They played unofficial games in the 1960s and also squared off in the Mediterranean Games.

Friendly Games


  • Their first match was in 1988, with the Les Blues winning 2-1, even though these two groups played many unofficial games in the 1960s.


  • In their second match, which was in 1998, the Moroccans won 2-0 courtesy of a penalty shootout. It saw Salaheddine Bassir score twice for Morocco, and France equalized through Laurent Blanc and Youri Djorkaeff. The game somewhat unusually ended with a penalty shootout, which the Atlas Lions won.


  • The third match was played in 1999, with the French winning 1-0. In that match, Djorkaeff scored.


  • The fourth match between the two was in 2000. In this match, France won by a huge margin in a 5-1 victory over Morocco. The goal scorers were Thierry Henry, Djorkaeff, Christophe Dugarry, Nicolas Anelka, and Sylvain Wiltord.


  • Their fifth match, which was played in 2007 at Stade de France, It played out to be an entertaining match, with the match ending in a 2-2 draw. Tarik Sektioui scored for Morocco early on before Sidney Govou equalized, with Samir Nasri putting the hosts ahead in the 76th minute. Youssef Mokhtari would make it 2-2 just under ten minutes later.

France's head-to-head record against Morocco

  • France Wins: 3
  • Morocco Wins: 1
  • Draws: 1

Top scorers in the match between France and Morocco

Youri Djorkaeff is the top goal scorer with three goals, followed by a Salaheddine Bassir brace in 1998 friendly that saw him clinch the second spot. No other player has scored more than once in the tournament.

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