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Deschamps went down in World Cup history after the win over Morocco.

Didier Deschamps became the fourth coach in history to lead a team to two consecutive World Cup finals after defeating Morocco in the semi-final on December 14.
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After Vittorio Pozzo with Italy in 1934 and 1938, Carlos Bilardo with Argentina in 1986 and 1990, and Franz Beckenbauer with Germany in 1986 and 1990, Didier Deschamps became the fourth coach to lead a team to two consecutive World Cup finals, with France in 2018 and 2022.

Deschamps successfully led France to two consecutive World Cup finals.

If France successfully claims the throne of the football world in Qatar, Deschamps will be the second coach in history to lead a team to win the World Cup twice, after Pozzo. The 54-year-old coach will also be the third person in history to win three World Cup titles as a player or coach, after Pele and Mario Zagallo.

In the 2022 World Cup semi-final against Morocco, defender Theo Hernandez scored the first goal for France in the fifth minute. In the 79th minute, Deschamps brought in striker Randal Kolo Muani to substitute for Ousmane Dembele, and immediately this player scored a goal on the first touch of the ball to seal a 2-0 victory for France. They will meet Argentina in the final at Lusail Stadium on the evening of December 18.

The French team's players celebrated their second goal.

"This victory is not easy," Deschamps said after the match. "But we always get lucky. The French players also enjoy the results with high teamwork spirit. We are emotional and proud as we prepare to play the match for the world champion title."

French President Emmanuel Macron was also showed up at Al Bayt Stadium to support the team on the evening of December 14. After the match, he praised Deschamps: "Sincerely thank coach Deschamps and the players, for bringing joy to France. The current squad is a perfect combination of youth and experience. France will bring the cup home again and it's clear that Deschamps has to stay. I'm very proud of the French team."

The French President (in the middle) also came to the stadium to support coach Deschamps' squad.

Back in the day, when Deschamps was a player, he played as a defensive midfielder, known for his ability to recover the ball and launch attacks. Former French striker Eric Cantona nicknamed Deschamps "the water carrier." He was the captain of the French team that won the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000. At the club level, Deschamps also won the 1993 Champions League with Marseille, and that was the only Champions League title in the history of French football. He also won the Champions League with Juventus in 1996 and finished in second place with Valencia in 2001.

Coach Deschamps won the 1998 World Cup as the French team's captain.

Deschamps retired in 2001 and started his coaching career at Monaco. He helped this club reach the 2004 Champions League final, only to lose to Jose Mourinho's Porto. Deschamps accepted the job of leading Juventus in the 2006-2007 season in Serie B and immediately helped the team from Turin get promoted before he left. He also helped Marseille win Ligue 1 in 2010, then helped France win the 2018 World Cup and the 2021 UEFA Nations League.

Christian Steward
Written by: Christian Steward
Christian Steward is an Exclusive Reporter for Betimate with over 10 years of experience in conducting reseach and analyzing data in order to provide approriate statistics for Betimate's Board of Experts.

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