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Ahead of the semifinals World Cup 2022, French must be careful because of the players Morocco forge what they’ve been capable of in Ligue 1.
Ahead of the France vs Morocco duel in the 2022 World Cup semifinals, Les Bleus should be wary of several Atlas Lions Team players who play in Ligue 1.
At the back, Moroccan star Achraf Hakimi is one of the players currently competing in Ligue 1 with the super star team, Paris Saint-Germain.
After playing in Spain, Germany and Italy, Hakimi tried out the atmosphere of the French League. This made Hakimi more familiar with various styles of play.
The figure of Hakimi will be one that France is wary of. Hakimi’s ability to overlap will trouble the left side of the Les Bleus defense. Besides that, Hakimi is also good at executing free kicks.
Another player who also has a career in the French League is Azzedine Ounahi. Ounahi was one of the keys to Morocco’s game in midfield during the 2022 World Cup.
Unlike Hakimi, who had gone on an adventure before arriving in France, Ounahi actually studied and improved his skills in France.
Ounahi joined Strasbourg II at the age of 18. Ounahi was finally able to compete in the Ligue 1 caste when Angers proposed to him in 2021. At Angers, Ounahi got many playing opportunities which kept his skills honed.
Up front is Sofiane Boufal. Boufal himself was born in Paris and actually grew up with the French football competition.
Achraf Hakimi is currently playing for Paris Saint-Germain. (AFP/FADEL SENNA)
Even though Boufal once traveled with Southampton in the Premier League, now Boufal is back to strengthen Angers. The figure of Boufal is clearly one of the players to watch out for at the back line of Didier Deschamps’ squad.
The other two players are Achraf Dari and Zakaria Aboukhlal. From just joining Brest this season while Aboukhlal who scored against Belgium is a player who grew up in the Dutch football climate before finally joining Toulouse this season too.