Argentina vs France – World Cup Final : Team News & Prediction
Argentina vs France – FIFA World Cup 2022 Final : Team News, Lineups & Prediction. On Sunday night, the 2022 World Cup in Qatar comes to an end as Argentina faces the defending champions France in what promises to be an exciting finale.
Despite Antoine Griezmann’s efforts to be all-action, this showpiece will unavoidably be promoted as the matchup between Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain. The owner of PSG, Qatar Sports Investment, hedged their bets with a third superstar forward, but with Brazil’s quarterfinal exit, the feted stars of the past, present, and future (and present) triumphed.
Both Messi and Mbappe have five goals as they compete for the Golden Boot, but Messi is enjoying a statistically stronger tournament because he has three assists as opposed to Mbappe’s two.
Where are Argentina vs France playing?
Location : Al Daayen, Qatar
Stadium : Lusail Iconic Stadium
Date : Sunday 18 December
Kick-off time : 15:00 GMT / 10:00 ET / 07:00 PT
Argentina vs France H2H Results (All Time)
Argentina : 6 Wins
France : 3 Wins
Draws : 3 Wins
Current Form (Last Five Games)
Argentina : W W W W W
France : W L W W W
Argentina Team News
After missing the semi-final due to suspension, Lionel Scaloni will be able to welcome back Marcos Acuna and Gonzalo Montiel. Acuna will compete with Nicolas Tagliafico for a starting position.
Angel Di Maria has been dealing with muscular problems, and Alejandro Gomez is maybe dealing with an ankle injury. The Juventus forward might earn his first start since the group stages in the final on Sunday despite not playing at all in the semi-final.
Argentina predicted lineup vs France
Argentina Starting 11 (4-3-3) : E Martinez; Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Acuna; De Paul, Fernandez, Mac Allister; Di Maria, Messi, Alvarez.
Bench : Armani, Rulli, Li Martinez, Pezzella, Foyth, Paredes, Rodriguez, Palacios, Almada, Correa, Dybala, La Martinez, Tagliafico, Montiel.
France Team News
Adrien Rabiot was one of many players who Didier Deschamps described as having “flu-like symptoms” when he watched France’s semi-final match against Morocco from the team hotel.
Dayot Upamecano travelled to the stadium but remained on the sidelines as he took care of his illness. Deschamps is optimistic that both players will be able to participate in the championship game, though. The third player who has been reportedly impacted is Kingsley Coman, who is a question.
France predicted lineup vs Argentina
France Starting 11 (4-3-3) : Lloris; Kounde, Varane, Upamecano, Hernandez; Griezmann, Tchouameni, Rabiot; Dembele, Giroud, Mbappe.
Bench : Areola, Mandanda, Disasi, Saliba, Konate, Pavard, Veretout, Camavinga, Coman, Guendouzi, Kolo Muani, Thuram, Fofana.
Argentina vs France Score Prediction
Even though this may be the game that determines the best team in the world, there are no perfect teams competing in this match. In fact, this year’s men’s World Cup is only the second time in history (and the first since 1978) that both of the finalists enter the championship match with a loss.
Argentina is still wildly dependent on one (albeit superb) 35-year-old but saved their best performance for a comfortable semi-final win against Croatia. In spite of keeping their first clean sheet in Qatar against Morocco, France “suffered so much,” as Hugo Lloris acknowledged.
There is sufficient quality on both sides for this game, in which there is no obvious favourite, to be decided by a stroke of luck. However, there has been a lot of information this winter that suggests a mistake may end up being crucial and much more likely. Mbappe and company may simply lose against Argentina, Messi, and their thunderous travelling crowd.
Argentina will likely beat France 2-1.