Argentina vs France – Both teams will meet for the 13th time in men’s international soccer in Sunday’s World Cup final. France has only won three of their previous 12 meetings, while Argentina has won six of them. Sunday’s game will be seen by many as a battle between Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi. Both men shone in France’s last World Cup match against Argentina.
Both teams have plenty of star power, but all eyes will be on Messi and Mbappe. They are not only teammates at Paris Saint-Germain, but they also share the Golden Boot as the tournament’s top scorer with five goals each.
Never before have club teammates finished 1-2 in the Golden Boot race at the World Cup. If both teams finish tied after Sunday’s match, the player with the most assists will be the tiebreaker. If that is also tied, the player with the fewest minutes played wins.
When he takes the field on Sunday, Messi, 35, will surpass Germany’s Lothar Matthaus for the most World Cup appearances (26) by a male player. Messi passed Gabriel Batistuta for the goal against Croatia on Tuesday.
Should Argentina win the final, Lionel Messi would become the fourth-oldest player to win a FIFA World Cup in which he played, behind Miroslav Klose, Nilton Santos and 40-year-old Italian record-holder Dino Zoff.
Argentina and France have played three times previously at the FIFA World Cup. Argentina won the first two meetings in 1930 and 1978, while France knocked Argentina out of the 2018 World Cup in the Round of 16.
Insights Argentina vs France:
- Argentina is a slight favourite to win the title, according to FiveThirtyEight’s SPI, with 53% vs. 47%.
- The race for star No. 3: France (1998, 2018) and Argentina (1978, 1986) will both compete for their third World Cup title. Only Germany (four), Italy (four), and Brazil (five) have more of these two sides. Both Les Bleus and La Albiceleste will be vying for their second title as non-hosts, with both of Sunday’s finalists having won their first on home soil.
- This will be the fourth World Cup match between the two teams. Argentina defeated France in the group stage in 1930 and 1978, while France defeated Argentina in the round of 16 four years ago.
Injury Update :
Argentina: Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni has an officially healthy squad, which is unusual at this stage of the competition after a month-long journey in Qatar. for the first time. It hasn’t mattered because Julian Alvarez has been outstanding in support of Lionel Messi.
France: France has handled their early injury crisis admirably. Les Bleus are missing Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante, Karim Benzema, Presnel Kimpembe, Christopher Nkunuku, and Mike Maignan due to pre-World Cup injuries. They then lost Lucas Hernandez in the first match due to an ACL tear. Nonetheless, they’ve made good use of their world-class depth, as Lucas Hernandez has filled in admirably for his brother and Olivier Giroud has been fantastic up front in Benzema’s absence. Karim Benzema the ballon o’dor may be available to play (the Final of world cup) as he is fit and ready to go.
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Date, Time and Venue:
When is the Argentina vs France 2022 FIFA World Cup game?
Argentina & France will face off on Sun, Dec. 18, 2022.
What time is the Argentina vs France 2022 FIFA World Cup game?
Kick-off time is slated for 10 Am (ET) at Lusail Stadium.
Where is the Argentina vs France 2022 FIFA World Cup game being played?
Argentina and France will be facing off in Lusail Stadium.
How to watch the Argentina vs France 2022 FIFA World Cup game?
The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1 in English and Telemundo in Spanish.
How to stream the Argentina vs France 2022 FIFA World Cup game?
FuboTV, Fox Sports site/app, Telemundo Deportes site/app, Peacock
Other Country :
|USA||Sun, Dec. 18||10:00 ET||Fox,|
Fox Sports site/app,
Telemundo Deportes site/app,
Peacock, Universo Now
|Canada||Sun, Dec. 18||10:00 ET||TSN 1, CTV, RDS (French)||TSN site/app, CTV website,|
|UK||Sun, Dec. 18||15:00 GMT||BBC One, ITV 1, STV||BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport website, ITVX, STV Player|
|Australia||Mon, Dec. 19||02:00 AEDT||SBS||SBS On Demand|
|India||Sun, Dec. 18||20:30 IST||Sports 18, MTV HD (Hindi)||JioTV|
|Hong Kong||Sun, Dec. 18||23:00 HKT||Now TV (Ch. 616, 618), ViuTV||Now TV|
|Malaysia||Sun, Dec. 18||23:00 MYT||RTM TV2, Astro FIFA World Cup 1||Astro GO, RTMKlik|
|Singapore||Sun, Dec. 18||23:00 SGT||Channel 5, StarHub TV FIFA World Cup, Singtel FIFA World Cup 141||Singtel TV GO, CAST,|
StarHub TV+, MeWatch
|New Zealand||Mon, Dec. 19||04:00 NZDT||Sky Sport 7 beIN Sports||Sky Go, Sky Sport NOW|
Read More : World Cup Stats
Argentina (All Competition) : W L W W W W W
France (All Competition) : W W L W W W
Argentina (In World cup 2022) : L W W W W W
France (In World cup 2022) : D W D W W W
Argentina possible starting lineup:
Martinez, Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Tagliafico, Fernandez, De Paul, Mac Allister, Di Maria, Messi, Alvarez.
France possible starting lineup:
Lloris, Kounde, Varane, Upamecano, T. Hernandez, Tchouameni, Rabiot, Dembele, Griezmann, Mbappe, Giroud.
MATCH WIN PROBABILITY
Argentina 2-1 France
How many times France beat Argentina?
Sunday’s World Cup final will be the 13th time that France and Argentina have met in men’s international soccer. France have only won three of their previous 12 meetings, while Argentina have been victorious on 6 occasions. Sunday’s game will be seen by many as a battle between Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi.
Who is favored to win the 2022 World Cup?
France is the new betting favorite to win the World Cup (-125 at FOX Bet) after defeating long-shot Morocco on Wednesday in the semifinal match.
How many times France won World Cup?
France has won the World Cup 2 times and is in fact the defending champion after winning the 2018 edition held in Russia, a 4-2 victory over Croatia.
Who will play in World Cup finals?
The 2022 FIFA World Cup Final will be played by Argentina and France it will be the final match of the 2022 World Cup. The match is scheduled to be played at Lusail Stadium, Qatar, on 18 December 2022 The national day of Qatar.
Has Messi ever been in a World Cup final?
Sadly for Messi, he has yet to win a World Cup for Argentina. The closest he has come so far in his career was back in 2014 when his side lost in the final against Germany in what was a repeat of the 1990 final featuring Maradona.
How many trophies has Messi won than Ronaldo?
They are two of the most decorated footballers ever, having won a combined 71 major trophies (Messi 37, Ronaldo 34) during their senior careers thus far, and have regularly broken the 50-goal barrier in a single season. They are among the eight players to score over 700 goals each in their careers for club and country.
Who is the king of football now?
Messi is the king of football he proved it again by taking his team Argentina to the finals of the world cup 2022 in Qatar and will face France for the title.