Video: £26m Tottenham target absolutely snaps Kylian Mbappe last night in incredible challenge
Hugo Lloris will once again lead his country out at a World Cup final after keeping his first clean sheet of the competition.
One player who has impressed on the world throughout the last month is Morocco’s Sofyan Amrabat.
The 26-year-old defensive midfielder has been absolutely outstanding, commanding games from the middle of the park.
His partnership with Azzedine Ounahi has been inspirational, and now both players are attracting Premier League interest.
There was one moment in last night’s game that will live long in the memory involving the Moroccan.
Ambarat’s brilliant tackle on Kylian Mbappe was arguably one of the moments of the tournament.
The young Frenchman has been sensational in Qatar, but couldn’t get past the imperious Ambrat on this occasion.
Commentators wowed by Amrabat’s tackle on Mbappe
In a clip shared by BBC Sport on Twitter, Mbappe is sprinting down the pitch to begin a French counter-attack.
The BBC commentator says: “Mbappe’s off on his travels, Amrabat won’t catch him. Mbappe has kept that in play.
The Frenchman evades one Moroccan defender who puts in a reckless sliding challenge, before reaching the by-line.
Amrabat is moving at full speed and puts in a crunching challenge, winning the ball and sending Mbappe flying.
Danny Murphy instinctively delivers a, ‘great tackle’ line on commentary, with his colleague saying: “Oh, Amrabat has absolutely ploughed through Kylian Mbappe.”
Amrabat’s tackle on Mbappe gave him the upper hand in the duel at that point, but ultimately the 23-year-old had the last laugh.
He nutmegged Amrabat later in the match, before assisting France’s second goal with some neat footwork in the box.
Tottenham could face competition from Liverpool to sign Amrabat in the future.
His role for Morocco was splitting the centre-backs to pick up the ball before linking defence and attack.
Antonio Conte’s three-man defence wouldn’t suit Amrabat in that respect, but he could function in a two-man midfield.
He would provide competition for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
However, Yves Bissouma’s arrival in the summer means that role is already filled at Spurs.