Morocco coach Walid Regragui vowed to create history by beating holders France in the semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 on Wednesday.
Messi scored his fifth goal of the tournament in Qatar from the penalty spot to put the South American side ahead and Julian Alvarez netted once in each half to make the game safe.
A wary France coach Didier Deschamps is hoping that they can penetrate the water-tight defence of Morocco in their FIFA World Cup semi-final match on Wednesday. World champions France are on course for their title defence, but before that they face Morocco hurdle.
The 2022 edition is the third consecutive FIFA World Cup for Vipul and fourth altogether while Mundra is attending his sixth. Vipul will complete his 49th match of this edition of the FIFA World Cup when he attends the final between Argentina and France on Sunday.
'We conceded a goal very quickly, which gave more confidence to the French team to continue with their strategy. Actually, if I had any regrets about this game, they'd be more about the beginning of the game,' says Regragui.
Moroccan fans have turned up in massive numbers to support their team in Qatar and Saturday was no different as they jeered the Croatian players whenever they had possession, their whistles echoing inside the packed Khalifa International Stadium.
"A new 24-team men's Club World Cup was agreed upon a few years ago. It was supposed to take place in 2021, however it was postponed due to Covid," FIFA's president stated.
On Sunday, the 35-year-old Argentina captain has the chance to fill the last remaining hole on his CV: a World Cup winners' medal.
Argentina won their third World Cup in extraordinary style, beating France 4-2 in a penalty shootout after Lionel Messi scored twice in a 3-3 draw that featured a hat-trick for Kylian Mbappe as the holders recovered from 2-0 down after 80 minutes.