MoroccoVS France Fifa World Cup semi-final with the baggage of a colonial


Morocco plays France in the semi-finals of the Fifa World Cup today. What you may not know is that the two countries share a complex relationship; Morocco’s colonial past continues to shape its present, including its prized football team.

etween 1912 and 1956, most of modern day Morocco was a French colony. While it is a sovereign nation today, the imprint of French colonialism can be felt in various details of Moroccan society and politics. The two nations continue to share a fond but frictional relationship.

Morocco’s idyllic countryside, pristine coastline, and bustling cities have captured the imagination of many travellers throughout history, with the historic city of Fez being its cultural and spiritual centre.