The 2022 FIFA World Cup semifinals will have one of the matchup feature two Paris Saint-Germain players facing off against each other as Kylian Mbappe and France take on Achraf Hakimi and Morocco.
Once Les Bleus come away with a 2-1 over the Three Lions, it set up the matchup between France and Morocco, with the winner advancing to the World Cup final.
Morocco’s Hakimi sent a message on Twitter to his PSG team-mate Mbappe at full-time of the second match on Saturday as a semifinal showdown was set.
— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) December 10, 2022
This World Cup has seen Morocco take down some of the best European nations. During the group stage, the Atlas Lions took down Belgium, which sent the European nation to fail to make the knockout phase.
Hakimi then made one of the moments of the tournament with his audacious Panenka penalty that sent Spain out during the Round of 16. Finally, on Sunday, Morocco made history, defeating Portugal 1-0 in the quarterfinals and becoming the first African country to reach the semifinals.