Morocco v Portugal: Quarter Final - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
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Former Wolves star Romain Saiss to feature in Netflix documentary after Morocco's World Cup exploits

Former Wolves defender Romain Saiss will be starring in a Netflix documentary, following the nation’s incredible performance at the World Cup.

The north African country take on France in what is the biggest game in their history tonight.

It’s the second semi-final in Qatar, after Argentina beat Croatia 3-0 in the first last night.

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Morocco have defied the odds to reach this point of the tournament. Few gave them hope of getting out of their group, let alone reaching the last four.

They have beaten the likes of Belgium, Spain and Portugal to get here, and head coach Walid Regargui is rightly coming in for a huge amount of praise.

Morocco have some seriously talented players in their team.

Sofyan Amrabat has probably had the most hype so far. But Hakim Ziyech, Achraf Hakimi, Youssef Bounou (Bono), and Azzedine Ounahi have all had great tournaments.

Saiss has also been impeccable at the back, and the captain is reportedly now set to play a starring role in an upcoming documentary on Netflix called ‘Captains’.

According to The Telegraph, the star’s ‘against the odds’ journey at the World Cup has been captured, as has Thiago Silva’s heartache with Brazil.

A first series of Captains has already been screened, and featured Croatia’s Luka Modric, and Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Saiss’ story is expected to be one of the most compelling storylines.

At the moment, the 32-year-old is an injury doubt to face France in the semi-final.

His attempt to recover in time will be captured in the documentary.

Football fans will see the light about former Wolves star Romain Saiss once Netflix documentary drops

This is an exciting development that is surely going to end up opening a lot of people’s eyes.

When Saiss was at Wolves, the supporters at Molineux loved him. He was a real cult hero for the fact he would always give absolutely everything.

He was never a technician or particularly cultured. And he had the potential to make the odd mistake here and there.

DOHA, QATAR – DECEMBER 10: Romain Saiss of Morocco reacts from the sidelines during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 quarter final match between Morocco and Portugal at Al Thumama Stadium on December 10, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Mike Hewitt – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

But Saiss was mostly dependable, and a real warrior. It can be argued that Wolves would not have struggled as much this season had they retained him.

He has been absolutely fantastic at the World Cup so far leading his nation to this point, and hopefully he can play in the game against France.