Before the semifinal stage began, Barcelona only had three players still participating in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
However, following France’s win over Morocco in the second semifinal, Barcelona are now left with only two representatives in the form of Ousmane Dembele and Jules Kounde.
The two Frenchmen are the only Barcelona players to have qualified for the World Cup final and they will take on an Argentina side led by former Barça superstar Lionel Messi.
On the flip side, it was Abde Ezzalzouli’s Morocco side that were unable to replicate the upsets they achieved in the earlier rounds against Spain and Portugal respectively. They were simply not as efficient in defence and had succumbed to an early goal from Theo Hernandez.
The North African country was not able to make much of an impact going forward either, as Kounde and co. remained relatively strong. The youngster’s performances in the right-back position have been vital to France’s success in this World Cup.
Similarly, Dembele has played a crucial role in Les Bleus attack, especially in the absence of Karim Benzema and Christopher Nkunku.
However, the two will now face the daunting challenge of Argentina, who have performed superbly in this tournament after falling to a defeat to Saudi Arabia in the opening match. The two footballing giants will take each other on at the Lusail Stadium on Sunday.