Mbappe is the standout player for France at the 2022 World Cup and is often regarded as the tournament’s quickest player. He is also the team’s star player. However, according to the data, he is only ranked eighth in speed.
Mbappe is now dominating the World Cup 2022 top scorer tournament with 5 goals scored and 2 assists. His opponent and teammate at PSG club, superstar Lionel Messi (Argentina team), has scored 4 goals and has 2 assists thus far in the tournament. developed in collaboration with my teammate Olivier Giroud (scored 4 goals).
Mbappe, who is only 23 years old, is presently only two matches away from history, which would help him become a huge name in world football like two superstars Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, if he helps France successfully defend the championship they won in the previous year. Cup of the World
Mbappe is a player with exceptional speed, especially when he has the ball at his feet; but, according to the data of The Athletic, he does not make the top 10 list of fastest players at the 2022 World Cup.
Mbappe was recognized by Sporting News as the quickest player in the Ligue 1 at the beginning of the season, with a top speed of up to 36 kilometers per hour.
According to The Athletic, Rennes Kamaldeen Sulemana of Ghana was the player with the fastest speed at the 2022 World Cup. He reached a speed of approximately 35.5 kilometers per hour. Mbappe is only in eighth place with a speed of 35.1 kilometers per hour.
Even Achraf Hakimi of Morocco, who the French star is scheduled to compete against in the semi-final at 2am on December 15, is faster than the French star, with a top speed of approximately 35.2 kilometers per hour. In addition, Nico Williams of Spain, who is now ranked second, David Raum of Germany, Antoine Robinson of the United States of America, Daniel James of Wales, and Ismaila Sarr of Senegal all have faster speeds than Mbappe, with an average of approximately 35.3 kilometers per hour.
France vs Morocco: Mbappe vs Hakimi
The competition between Kylian Mbappe and Achraf Hakimi will be the highlight of the 2022 World Cup semi-final between France and Morocco.
The second semi-final of the 2022 World Cup is considered to have a significant difference. The French team clearly has the upper hand when it comes to reputation and squad value compared to rival Morocco, although the defending world champion’s force has suffered significant losses due to injuries.
In the semi-finals, the French team may lack two important players, Dayot Upamecano and Adrien Rabiot. L’Equipe newspaper reported that the duo fell ill because the air conditioning was too cold in both the hotel room and the stadium. Upamecano and Rabiot missed the last 2 training sessions of the French team.
In case the two players mentioned above do not play, coach Didier Deschamps also has an alternative plan available. Ibrahima Konate will play central defender with Raphael Varane. In midfield, the 54-year-old will consider Youssouf Fofana and Eduardo Camavinga to replace Rabiot’s position when necessary.
On the issue of forces, Morocco has more worries. In the quarter-final against Portugal, coach Walid Regragui did not have two defenders Noussair Mazraoui and Nayef Aguerd on the registration list. After that, captain Romain Saiss also had to leave the match because of a ligament injury.
If these three players do not recover in time, Morocco’s defense will not be intact. This is a big worry for coach Regragui, because defense is the most important fulcrum to help Morocco create surprises in the 2022 World Cup.
Fortunately for Morocco, the African team still has the biggest star in the most important position in the defense. Achraf Hakimi has so far been healthy to take on the right-back position, where he confronts Kylian Mbappe – teammate in the shirt of Paris Saint-Germain. This will be an interesting battle between two friends.
Predicted lineups France vs Morocco
France: Lloris; Kounde, Varane, Konate, T. Hernandez; Tchouameni, Camavinga; Dembele, Griezmann, Mbappe; Giroud
Morocco: Bounou; Hakimi, El Yamiq, Aguerd, Mazraoui; Ounahi, Amrabat, Amallah; Ziyech, En-Nesyri, Boufal