It has been a sensational World Cup and the final act will take place between Argentina and France in what is expected to be a cracking match at the Lusail Stadium in Qatar.
This match will be a showdown between Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe – both these superstars are currently on five goals each and will also aim to drive their side to the title and clinch the Golden Boot.
Argentina vs France Team news
Marcos Acuna and Gonzalo Montiel missed out the last match but are now available to get the starting nod. However, Nahuel Molina has been brilliant on the right and he could keep Montiel out. Acuna, on the other hand, could well replace Nicolas Tagliafico.
There are few concerns over the fitness of Angel Di Maria and he is racing against time to be fit enough for this clash.
Argentina Predicted Starting XI: E. Martinez; Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Acuna; De Paul, Fernandez, Mac Allister; Di Maria, Messi, Alvarez
As far as France is concerned, Dayot Upamecano and Adrien Rabiot are both unwell and even Kingsley Coman is not perfectly fit.
It remains to be seen if Rabiot and Upamecano are able to recover before this summit clash.
France Predicted Starting XI: Lloris; Kounde, Varane, Upamecano, T. Hernandez; Tchouameni, Rabiot; Dembele, Griezmann, Mbappe; Giroud
Argentina vs France Head-to-Head and key numbers
- This will be 13th meeting between Argentina and France across all competitions. While Argentina has won six matches, France has been able to win just three so far.
- Argentina have been unbeaten in their last five matches while France has dropped one game and won four.
- Both Messi and Mbappe are on 5 goals and it will be a showdown between both these maverick players.
Argentina vs France Fantasy Football team
Goal-keeper: E. Martinez
Defenders: Kounde, Varane, Molina, Romero
Midfielders: De Paul, Fernandez, Dembele, Griezmann
Forwards: Mbappe, Messi
Argentina vs France: Live streaming, details
Kick-off date: Sunday, December 18
Kick-off time: 8:30 PM IST
Venue: Lusail Stadium
Live Telecast: Sports18 SD/HD
Live streaming: JioCinema (App & Website)
Argentina vs France Prediction
It is a match between Mbappe vs. Messi. Fernandez vs. Tchouameni. Griezmann vs. Mac Allister. However, considering Messi’s inspirational form, we expect Argentina to win this match 2-1.