FIFA World Cup 2022: Playing two World Cup finals in a row unbelievable for France, says Theo Hernandez

FIFA World Cup 2022: Playing two World Cup finals in a row unbelievable for France, says Theo Hernandez
FIFA World Cup 2022: Playing two World Cup finals in a row unbelievable for France, says Theo Hernandez

FIFA World Cup 2022: Theo Hernandez stated the semi-final in opposition to Morocco was removed from simple and that provides the boldness to work exhausting within the closing. France will tackle Argentina on the Lusail Stadium within the final battle on Sunday.

India Today Web Desk

New Delhi,UPDATED: Dec 15, 2022 04:13 IST

Theo Hernandez

Theo Hernandez scored France’s first aim in 2-0 win over Morocco (AP Photo)

By India Today Web Desk: France left-back Theo Hernandez stated it was a fantastic feeling for the 2-time champions to be in two World Cup finals in a row, including that they needed to work exhausting to beat a spirited Moroccan aspect within the semi-final of FIFA World Cup 2022 on Wednesday. It was Hernandez who opened the scoring for France as early because the fifth minute of their 2-0 win over Morocco on the Al Bayt Stadium as he helped silence the loud Atlas Lions followers who had crammed the 60,000-seater stadium.

Randal Kolo Muani, who got here on from the bench, doubled the lead within the 79th minute to interrupt the Moroccan spirit as France sealed a spot within the closing for the 4th time within the final 7 editions.

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France grew to become the primary group since Brazil in 2002 to achieve a second successive closing and they’re going to bid to grow to be the primary group since Brazil in 1962 to defend the World Cup crown in males’s soccer.

Theo additionally paid tribute to his brother Lucas Hernandez, who was sidelined after choosing up a critical knee harm of their Qatar 2022 opener in opposition to Australia. Notably, Lucas performed the ultimate in 2018 when France hammered Croatia 4-1.

France, who’ve been oustanding regardless of lacking a few of their largest names in Qatar, will tackle Lionel Messi’s Argentina within the closing on the Lusail Stadium on Sunday, December 18.

France had been prepared to do the exhausting work on Wednesday in opposition to Morocco who didn’t give till the ultimate whistle was blown. After blowing out Spain and Portugal en path to the semi-final, the history-makers from Africa gave the proper check to France’s resolve forward of the massive closing.

“Playing two World Cup finals in a row is an unbelievable second,” stated Hernandez.

“We did a great job. It was exhausting, however we’re within the closing.

“We will work exhausting to win this closing. I even have an enormous thought for my brother,” he added.

Meanwhile, coach Didier Deschamps, who’s trying to oversee one other victorious run after their title-winning marketing campaign in Russia, stated it has not been simple for France however attributed the success to the group spirit that his gamers have showcased in Qatar.

“There’s emotion, there’s satisfaction, there’s going to be a closing step,” stated Deschamps.

“We have been along with the gamers for a month, it is by no means simple. There’s happiness thus far.”

Deschamps is barely the fourth supervisor to steer a nation to back-to-back World Cup finals.

VERY PROUD: PRESIDENT MACRON

France President Emmanuel Macron, who was within the stands of Al Bayt stadium to observe their win, was fast to reward the group.

“Our compatriots want easy and pure pleasure, sport supplies it and soccer specifically. I’m significantly better now than I used to be an hour and a half in the past,” Macron stated.

“We suffered lots however we noticed a fantastic group. An enormous thanks to our coach and to this group which is in truth a mix of a number of generations and that’s what is nice.”

“Deschamps is right here, along with his luck and his expertise. We convey again the Cup and naturally Deschamps has to remain. This French group makes me very proud.” (With Reuters Inputs).

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