Argentina vs France Match Analysis & Prediction
18/12/2022 10:00 pm
The final of the 2022 World Cup will be held on Sunday at the Lusail Iconic Stadium, where reigning champions France and Argentina will compete for international supremacy. Les Bleus booked their tickets to the final by defeating African trailblazers Morocco 2-0 in their semi-final match.
Lionel Messi has inspired countless people, including a journalist who described the Argentine’s timeless qualities in a video distributed on social media this week.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has won nearly every honor that there is in football, except the one big one. As eloquent as he has been during the Qatar tournament, one man alone cannot lead his nation to its first World Cup title.
Nicolas Otamendi has performed well in defense, Enzo Fernandez could become the next nine-figure footballer, and Julian Alvarez has taken a few lessons from his strike partner’s book.
Despite numerous injuries to key players and controversy off the pitch, France survived relegation from the UEFA Nations League. Very few people had France going all the way in Qatar.
However, those who received Les Bleus may feel a little more smug now as their team proves why the World Cup trophy continues to glisten in their cabinet.
No Paul Pogba? No N’Golo Kante? No Karim Benzema, last year’s Ballon d’Or winner? No problem for Didier Deschamps.
The World Cup-winning player and manager – one of only three men with such a title on their CV – was even asked about the prospect of bringing Benzema back for the final following his recovery from a thigh injury.
Argentina vs. France Head to head
Both sides have four games against each other with the hosts taking three wins while the visitors with only one win.
Argentina Team News
Marcos Acuna and Gonzalo Montiel were forced to watch the semi-final from the suspension step after picking up their second tournament bookings against the Netherlands.
Still, both are at Scaloni’s disposal for his final game in charge. Acuna may get the nod ahead of Nicolas Tagliafico on the right, with Lisandro Martinez again restricted to substitute minutes.
Argentina's Last 5 Matches
France Team News
In the France camp, Dayot Upamecano and Adrien Rabiot have been struck by illness, while Kingsley Coman reportedly joined them in being sick before the semi-finals. Rabiot and Upamecano are feeling better, but Deschamps is facing more of a quandary at the back.
France's Last 5 Matches
Argentina vs. France: Odds and Predictions
3 Way: Away
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