World Cup 2022: Morocco prepare to make history against France in semi-final– live

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The kits have been hung up in the dressing rooms at the Al Bayt stadium.

Barry Glendenning

Not content with doing the World Cup podcast last night – which you can listen to here – Barry Glendenning has been on Football Daily newsletter duties too. Here is an excerpt:

A penny for the thoughts of Josko Gvardiol after he woke up in Qatar this morning. After untangling his limbs and summoning team doctors to untwist his blood, the Croatia defender could have been forgiven for cussing the name of Lionel Messi to the high heavens. Having worked so hard to establish himself as one of the players of the tournament, the 20-year-old’s efforts were undone in a few seconds. Argentina’s scurrier-in-chief twisted him this way and that down the touchline, before sending Josko skittering haplessly into the middle of next week with a drop of his shoulder as he rounded his outside and nutmegged him to tee up Julián…

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This article was written by Martin Belam (earlier and now) Daniel Harris (in between) and originally published on www.theguardian.com