The FIFA World Cup 2022 concludes on Sunday with a big game between Argentina and France. The mouthwatering game at Lusail Stadium. For the first time since 1962, there is a possibility the holders will defend their World Cup title, with no team since Brazil managing that feat.
The argentian team began their Qatar 2022 campaign with a 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia. However, Messi's team came back to form after winning two games against Mexico and Poland. In the knockouts, La Albiceleste beat the Australian squad in the knockout stage, the Netherlands on penalties in the quarter-finals, and Croatia 3-0 in the semi-final.
On the other hand, France won their two opening group D games against Australia and Denmark. And France moved to the semi-final after advancing to Morocco. So, now, both countries are aiming for their third World Cup win. Keep reading to learn everything about the exciting final match of the 2022 World Cup.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Final: Argentina vs France Match Preview & Head To Head Record
- Argentina and France have met three times before at World Cups.
- Argentina won the first two games, while France won the third encounter in 2018.
- This is the fifth World Cup for Messi and might be his last.
- Argentina is currently on an unbeaten run of 36 games and did not lose a single match throughout their triumphant Copa America tournament.
Argentina vs France Possible Lineups
Argentina Predicted Lineup: Emiliano Martinez, Nahuel Molina, Cristian Romero, Nicolas Otamendi, Marcos Acuna, Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes, Enzo Fernandez, Alexis Mac Allister, Lionel Messi, Julian Alvarez
France Predicted Lineup: Hugo Lloris, Jules Kounde, Raphael Varane, Ibrahima Konate, Theo Hernandez, Adrien Rabiot, Aurelien Tchouameni, Ousmane Dembele, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, Oliver Giroud
Players to Watch At World Cup 2022 Final Argentina vs France
The final game happening between Argentina and France is going to be the most exciting final in World Cup history. Players from both sides are ready to make history for their nation. Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe are among the top players to watch in the final match.
Talking about the Argentian side, Julian Alvarez has been one of the breakout stars in Qatar. Also, Emiliano Martinez is another key player whose performances fans are looking forward to.
Likewise, the French side is ready to face Argentina and win the title. Olivier Giroud has been the key player for France as he netted the opening goal in the round of 16. In the same way, Antoine Griezmann is also on the list whose actions may shock the world. Not to mention, Griezmann was the player of the match in the 2018 World Cup final.
How To Watch The World Cup Final? Kickoff Time, Stadium, Channel
This is the most exciting game of the FIFA World Cup 2022, as it is the final. So, fans have already begun booking tickets. We can also find tickets from various platforms such as FIFA.com, Ticombo, Viagogo, etc.
Kickoff Time: 15:00 GMT / 10:00 ET / 07:00 PT
Date: Sunday, December 18, 2022
Stadium: Lusail Iconic Stadium
Location: Lusail, Qatar
Where To Watch: Fubo TV, Telemundo, Yahoo, FOX Sports
Argentina vs France Prediction: Scorecard, Win Probability, Odds
France and Mbappe look to defend the World Cup against Argentina in the Qatar 2022 final. They'll try to become the first repeat winner since Brazil back in 1962. Star players Messi and Mbappe both sit on five goals as they bid to win the Golden Boot, though the Argentine is having the better tournament statistically as he's bagged three assists compared to Mbappe's two.
If Messi wins the game, then he will be the fourth-oldest player to win a FIFA World Cup.
Our Prediction: Argentina 2-1 France
Football fans on the internet have already begun getting for their favourite team. 35% support Argentina, while 34% are on the French side. Meanwhile, 31% say the game will end draw and move to the extra time.
Below are the odds of Argentina vs France