The reigning champs will take on surprise packages Morocco in the second semi-final of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, but may have to make do without two key players.

With Argentina having cruised to a 3-0 win over Croatia on Tuesday evening, one half of the 2022 FIFA World Cup final is set. On Wednesday, all attention will be on the second semi-final match, which pits reigning champs France against tournament surprise packages Morocco.

The Atlas Lions have already made history as the first African team to reach this juncture, but they will be hoping to go one step further, while Les Bleus are aiming to become the first team since Brazil to win back to back titles.

While Didier Deschamps's side are the natural favorites simply due to the players at their disposal and their experience in this competition, France do have some major worries coming into this game that could give Morocco even more hope.

According to reports, two key players, Adrien Rabiot and Dayot Upamecano could end up missing this game due to illness. Rabiot, who plays his club football for Juventus has been a mainstay for France so far in this competition as he has taken part in all five of France's matches so far in this competition, while Upamecano, who plies his trade for Bayern Munich, has been involved in four games.

Upamecano is reportedly suffering from a bad sore throat while Rabiot is dealing with some kind of flu-like symptoms, so it remains to be seen whether either player are involved in this upcoming match or are left out entirely.

Should France win, they will take on Argentina in Sunday's final in a highly-anticipated tactical clash.