beIN SPORTS to broadcast Morocco-France game for free

beIN SPORTS will broadcast Wednesday's anticipated semi-final game between Morocco and France on its free-to-air beIN SPORTS channel in the Middle East and North Africa, according to the schedule published on the official website of the Qatari network of sports channels.

Ahram Online , Wednesday 14 Dec 2022,
Moroccan supporters react as they watch the live broadcast of the Qatar 2022 World Cup football match between Morocco and Portugal in Brussels on December 10, 2022. (Photo by Valeria Mongelli / AFP)


Morocco is facing France at 21:00 Cairo time (GMT+2) at the Al-Bayt Stadium in the World Cup semi-finals.

The Moroccan Football Federation previously asked not to broadcast the Atlas Lions' matches free-to-air, as the match can be watched on regular television in Morocco, but beIN Media group announced it would broadcast 22 matches for this year’s World Cup on its free-to-air beIN SPORTS channel in the Middle East and North Africa.

beIN is the Official Broadcaster and exclusive broadcast rights holder of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 across 24 countries in MENA.

The match is scheduled to be broadcast free-to-air via the beIN Sports channels and Alkass Extra 1.

Meanwhile, Moroccan soccer fans have been facing difficulties in travelling to Qatar to watch their team in the semi-final, as Morocco's main airline has canceled several extra flights to the Gulf state.

"Following the latest restrictions imposed by the Qatari authorities, Royal Air Maroc regrets to inform customers of the cancellation of their flights operated by Qatar Airways," Morocco airline said as Reuters reported.

Morocco has exceeded all expectations in Qatar by beating second-ranked Belgium in the group stage and then eliminating European powerhouses Spain and Portugal in the knockout phase to reach the semifinals.

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