The World Cup Final between Argentina and France is sure to be an exciting match up! Both teams have had superb runs throughout the entire World Cup, with Argentina reaching the final by defeating Croatia 3-0 in the semi-final. France, on the other hand, dominated Morocco 2-0 in their semi-final. With both sides looking extremely strong heading into Sunday’s clash, predicting a clear winner is no easy task.
Argentina has had a great run of form throughout this tournament, with their key player Lionel Messi scoring five goals so far and consistently providing his side with creative attacking outlets. This will be Messi’s fifth World Cup appearance, and Sunday’s final will be his 26th appearance in the tournament. Lionel Messi and the Argentina team have a singular mission this year – to win the World Cup. The Argentine captain has endured a long road since their heartbreaking loss in the 2014 final against Germany, and it is now time for Messi to fulfill his lifelong dream of lifting the trophy with La Albiceleste.
France has been showing impressive strength throughout the tournament and many people are looking forward to seeing how they handle their opponents from Argentina. France ripped through Group D, beating Australia (4-1) and Denmark (2-1) before losing to Tunisia (1-0). They beat Poland (3-1), England (2-1), and Morocco (2-0) to reach the final. In France’s most challenging game against England, they had 8 fewer shots, 3 fewer on target, and just 42% possession.
Argentina vs France Kick-off
- Date: Sunday, December 18
- Kickoff Time: 10:00 a.m. ET / 3:00 p.m. GMT / 2:00 a.m. AEDT (Mon, Dec. 19)
- Location: Lusail Stadium
Argentina vs France Betting Tips
- Over 2.5 goals
- Kylian Mbappe to score or assist anytime
- Lionel Messi to score or assist anytime
- Over 4.5 yellow cards
Argentina and France have both met three times at the FIFA World Cup. Argentina won the previous two matches in 1930 and 1978, while France knocked out Argentina in the 2018 World Cup in the Round of 16.