Former Nigerian midfielder, Austin “Jay Jay” Okocha expects a tough battle between France and Morocco, but believes the African side will be a tough nut to crack.
Morocco battle holders, France, for a place in the final of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, in their semi-final clash at the Al Bayt Stadium, on Thursday.
The Atlas Lions conquered Spain and Portugal in the knock out phase of the tournament to reach the last four, l becoming the first African and Arabian side to achieve the feat.
Speaking ahead of the game, Okocha expects another tough outing for the African representatives.
“It’s a massive game, with a lot at stake for both sides. The french are another tough opponents, so it’s going to be difficult for both sides,” He said.
Meanwhile France are bidding to become the first country to win back to back World Cup titles since Italy (1938 & 1938) and Brazil (1958 & 1962).
Didier Deschamps led team won the 2018 edition in Russia, beating Croatia 4-2 in the final.
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