Kylian Mbappe
Kylian Mbappe Getty Images | FRANCK FIFE/AFP

In a football story of David and Goliath, Goliath prevailed. France defeated Morocco, 2-0, on Wednesday to return to the World Cup final. France is looking beat Argentina on Sunday to repeat as World Cup winners, a feat that hasn’t been accomplished since 1962 by Brazil.

Morocco’s Cinderella story has come to an end. After knocking out soccer powerhouses Spain and Portugal, Morocco met its match when they played France. The team that came out of nowhere to make an improbable run gave the French all they could handle. In the end, a talented juggernaut with one of the world’s best players were the victors.

French forward Kylian Mbappé was held goalless in the match but that didn’t stop the 23-year-old from leaving his mark. Mbappé helped create two French scores, one with a shot attempt that paved the way for a Theo Hernández score in the fifth minute and a dribbling exhibition that was capped off by a Randal Kolo Muani goal in the 79th, seconds after he subbed in.

Morocco garnered support throughout their run from as the first African nation to play in a World Cup semifinal. Although they won’t be playing in the final, Morocco will face Croatia on Saturday in a third-place match.

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