French President Emmanuel Macron visited Morocco’s dressing room and highly praised Sofyan Amrabat.
Macron watched from Qatar as the 2018 reigning champions secured their spot in their second consecutive World Cup final.
But it was a heartbreak for Morocco, who were condemned to a 2-0 defeat by the current holders.
Fiorentina’s Amrabat stood out throughout the tournament and was celebrated personally by politician Macron.
Corresponding Fabrizio RomanoMacron told the Moroccan squad that Amrabat was “the best midfielder of the tournament”.
Morocco became the first African team to reach a World Cup semi-final but are now aiming for third place.
They meet Croatia for bronze on Saturday, a day before the spectacle between France and Argentina.
It was billed as Lionel Messi vs Kylian Mbappe as the soccer superstars go head-to-head.
And Antoine Griezmann knows all about the talents of ex-Barcelona teammate Messi.
He said: “Every team with Lionel Messi is a completely different thing.
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“We’ve seen Argentina play and we know how they play. They’re difficult to play against and they’re in top form.”
“There’s not just Messi. There’s a strong team around him. We know it’s going to be a tough game.
“We know they will have a lot of support from the crowd.
“We will come back tomorrow and see how we hurt them and how we can defend against them. We will be well prepared.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6919223/france-president-emmanuel-macron-sofyan-amrabat-world-cup/ What French President Emmanuel Macron Sofyan Amrabat said in the Moroccan dressing room after the World Cup duel