The final match of the 2022 World Cup will take place, in which the Argentina national team will play against the French national team. The meeting will take place on December 18 and will start at 15:00 GMT.
World Cup 2022
The Argentina national team in the first round of the group stage was the main disappointment, losing (1-2) to Saudi Arabia and thus calling into question their ability to qualify for the playoffs.
However, the team showed character in the duel with Mexico, defeating the opponent (2:0). With the same score, but without problems, the Argentines dealt with Poland.
In the 1/8 finals, the Argentina national team, as expected, outplayed Australia (2-1), allowing the opponent to score a goal in the end and create a few more chances.
There was a real struggle in the match with the Netherlands, Argentina led by two goals during the match, but in the end they could not hold the score. Argentina turned out to be stronger in the penalty shootout.
The semi-finals turned out to be quite easy for Argentina – in the first half, the national team scored two goals. Croatia was not able to return to the game and the Argentines in the second half put the squeeze on the opponent with another ball (3-0).
The French team, meanwhile, in the group did not experience any problems. Having beaten Australia (4-1) and Denmark (2-1), the team changed the whole line-up in the last round, which led, as expected, to troubles, and the loss from Tunisia (0-1).
In the 1/8 finals, the French team met with Poland, and turned out to be much stronger than the opponent, which allowed them to beat with a score (3-1).
The England team tried to put up resistance in the quarter-finals and even came close to taking the fight to extra time, but missed the penalty and were eliminated from the tournament.
The French team played its toughest match in the semi-finals. Despite a fairly confident (2-0) victory, France had problems.
The Moroccans put crazy pressure on their goal, did not create full-fledged scoring chances, but kept the French defense in suspense until the second goal.
Players to watch
Messi and Mbappe each have five goals in this tournament and are leading the fight for the Golden Boot.
Messi opened the scoring in four 2022 World Cup matches in Argentina and scored or assisted in both of his previous matches against France.
Mbappé has already scored nine goals in World Cups, two of them against Argentina in 2018.
Head to Head
Argentina have a strong record against France and the team has won 6 of the 12 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to France’s three wins.
Argentina will play their sixth World Cup Final – only Germany has appeared in more World Cup Finals, playing eight matches.
|Argentina win 2.85||Draw 3.00||France win 2.85|
The Argentina national team has made a very difficult and dramatic path to the final. France, in turn, did what it had to do – the national team had several difficult matches, but in general, class and tactical flexibility made it possible to get to the final.
Prediction for this match: Both To Score – Yes
The French have very good and fast strikers who are capable of scoring, but Argentina has Lionel Messi who will be looking to lead his team to victory.
Prediction for this match: over 2.5 goals
Both teams have equal chances to win, but you can still risk Argentina’s victory.