What France president Emmanuel Macron told Sofyan Amrabat in Morocco dressing-room after World Cup clash

FRANCE president Emmanuel Macron visited Morocco’s dressing room and had high praise for Sofyan Amrabat.

Macron watched from Qatar as the reigning champions booked their place in a second consecutive World Cup final.

Getty Images – GettyFrance president Emmanuel Macron was in Qatar for the clash with Morocco[/caption]

GettySofyan Amrabat looks on in defeat as his World Cup dream ended[/caption]

But it was heartbreak for the tournament’s surprise package Morocco, who were finally thwarted as Theo Hernandez and Randal Kolo Muani netted in a 2-0 France win.

Fiorentina’s Amrabat was a standout throughout the tournament and was personally hailed by politician Macron.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Macron said in front of the Morocco squad that Amrabat was “the best midfielder of the tournament”.

Morocco became the first African side to reach a World Cup semi-final but will now aim for third place.

They face Croatia for bronze on Saturday, one day before the showpiece between France and Argentina.

It has been billed as Lionel Messi against Kylian Mbappe as the footballing superstars go head to head.

And Antoine Griezmann knows all about the talents of ex-Barcelona team-mate Messi.

He said: “Any team with Lionel Messi is a totally different proposition.


“We’ve seen Argentina play and we know how they play. They’re a difficult team to play against and they’re in top form.

“There isn’t only Messi. There’s a strong team around him . We know it’s going to be a tough game.

“We know they’re going to have a lot of support in the crowd.

“We will get back to tomorrow and see how we can hurt them and how we can defend against them. We’ll be well prepared.”

PAKylian Mbappe celebrates with Antoine Griezmann[/caption]

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