Morocco faces France in politically charged WCup semifinal


              FILE - French soccer fans watch the World Cup round 8 soccer match between France and England, being played in Qatar, through the window of a bar in Lyon, central France, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. Every meeting of Morocco and France, the North African country's former colonial ruler, meet in an international tournament, emotions run high among players and their supporters. Family tales of colonial past emerge among the Moroccans and stories of harsh life of immigrants in France bubble up with questions of national loyalty pop up to French players with immigrant roots. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File)
            
              FILE - Moroccans celebrate in Rabat, Morocco, Saturday Dec. 10, 2022, after defeating Portugal in the quarterfinal soccer match of the World Cup played in Qatar. Every meeting of Morocco and France, the North African country's former colonial ruler, meet in an international tournament, emotions run high among players and their supporters. Family tales of colonial past emerge among the Moroccans and stories of harsh life of immigrants in France bubble up with questions of national loyalty pop up to French players with immigrant roots. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy, File)
            FILE - Supporters of France look from outside during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between France and England, being shown live on television in a bar, in Paris, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. Every meeting of Morocco and France, the North African country's former colonial ruler, meet in an international tournament, emotions run high among players and their supporters. Family tales of colonial past emerge among the Moroccans and stories of harsh life of immigrants in France bubble up with questions of national loyalty pop up to French players with immigrant roots. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File) FILE - Morocco soccer fans celebrate their team's victory on the Champs-Elysees avenue after the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Morocco and Portugal Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022 in Paris. Every meeting of Morocco and France, the North African country's former colonial ruler, meet in an international tournament, emotions run high among players and their supporters. Family tales of colonial past emerge among the Moroccans and stories of harsh life of immigrants in France bubble up with questions of national loyalty pop up to French players with immigrant roots. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)