Will it host the 2024 Olympics and potentially win another World Cup title? At least, France is doing well.
World Cup champions France advance to the final on December 18th after dominating Morocco in the semi-finals on Wednesday.
Thanks to the exceptional efforts of Theo Hernandez and Randall Kolo Mwani in the first row, France managed to carve their way out of Africa through 90 minutes of intense play. Not to mention the superstars Kylian Mbappe and Olivier Giroud, who did not fail to take the team to new heights.
The Blues started their World Cup journey in Group D alongside Australia, Denmark and Tunisia. In the group stage, France beat Australia 4-1 in the opening match and then beat Denmark 2-1. In their last group stage match, they were upset with Tunisia but redeemed themselves by eliminating Poland in the round of 16 to advance to the quarter-finals.
Thanks to goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, France pulled off an impressive win over Morocco just 24 hours after Argentina beat Croatia 3-0.
Now that the World Cup final is set, let’s take a closer look at France’s defensive line, particularly the lifeline and goalkeeping captain Lloris. Will he be able to outlast Lionel Messi and his company, or will this be Argentina’s chance to beat the defending champions?
Who is Hugo Lloris?
Let’s start with the basics first.
Lloris, 35, was the goalkeeper of the France national team in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. With the French national team, he plays for Tottenham Hotspur of the English Premier League, along with Englishman Harry Kane, who is the captain of the team. . Lloris is a three-time winner of the National Professional Footballers’ Association award, an award he won in 2009, 2010 and 2012.
He was born and raised in Nice, France and started playing football when he was six years old. Lloris has represented France at U-18, U-19, U-20 and U-21 levels from 2004 and joined the senior national team in 2008, where he has been a key defensive figure since then.
What is Hugo Lloris’ FIFA Ranking?
Lloris FIFA ranking He is currently ranked 87th, and he is ranked 11th among goalkeepers. He has an average offensive work rate and an average defensive work rate.
Mike Mignan, another French goalkeeper, is rated higher than Lloris despite being left off the list for Qatar due to his recent injuries.
How many clean sheets has Hugo Lloris gotten?
During the 2022-23 Premier League season, Lloris conceded 21 goals and kept four clean sheets in 15 matches.
In 90 minutes, Lloris concedes 1.4 goals and concedes, and he and his team concede a goal every 64 minutes.
How did Hugo Lloris behave throughout the 2022 FIFA World Cup?
So far, France have played three group stage matches, one round of 16, one quarter-final and one semi-final match, and in those six matches, Lloris has conceded only five goals.
In the Blues’ opening match against Australia, they won 4–1 as Lloris allowed Craig Goodwin an assist in the ninth minute. Then France defeated Denmark 2-1 and Lloris scored a goal from Andreas Christensen in the 68th minute. In the last group match, France lost to Tunisia 1-0 when Lloris was knocked down by a kick from Wahbi Khazri in the 58th minute.
In the round of 16, France beat Poland 3-1 and Lloris conceded a goal from Robert Lewandowski in the 99th minute of extra time. And in the quarter-finals, Harry Kane, his teammate at Tottenham, scored a goal for England in the 54th minute from a penalty kick, but the French goalkeeper then made six saves against the Three Lions and preserved their victory, 2-1. Finally, in the 2-0 win over Morocco in the semi-finals, Lloris was clean.
How can I watch Hugo Lloris in the 2022 World Cup Final?
Lloris and Lee Pleus will face Argentina in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final on Sunday, December 18th at 10:00am EST, 7:00am PT, 6:00pm local time in Qatar.