Argentina vs France: The final preview of the 2022 World Cup

The 2022 FIFA World Cup champion will be crowned on Sunday, when Argentina meets France at Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar. Here’s everything you need to know about the highly anticipated match:

How to watch the world cup final

From: Argentina versus France
where: Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar
when: Sunday, December 18th at 10 a.m. ET
TV/broadcast information: Coverage begins at 9 a.m. ET on FOX and the FOX Sports app

expected starting lines

Argentina: Emiliano Martinez, Nahuel Molina, Christian Romero, Nicolas Otamendi, Marcos Acuña, Enzo Fernandez, Leandro Paredes, Rodrigo de Paul, Alex McAllister, Julian Alvarez, Lionel Messi

Although Nicolas Tagliafico did an outstanding job filling in for Marcos Acuña, who was serving a one-match ban for accumulating two yellow cards, Acuña was essential to Lionel Scaloni’s World Cup style of play and should take over for the final. . Leandro Paredes as the only real card, as Scaloni could opt to start three in defense as he did against the Netherlands in the quarter-finals. If so, Lisandro Martinez will likely start in Paredes’ place.

France: Hugo Lloris, Jules Conde, Raphael Varane, Ibrahima Konate, Theo Hernandez, Aurelien Choameni, Adrien Rabiot, Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembele, Olivier Giroud, Kylian Mbappe

There is good news and bad news for Didier Deschamps’ team. The good news is Dayot Upamecano and Adrien Rabiot, who were sidelined in France’s semi-final against Morocco with flu-like symptoms, and returned to training on Friday. The bad news is that five other players – Aurelien Choameni, Kingsley Coman, Raphael Varane, Ibrahima Konate and Theo Hernandez – have not trained. However, FOX Sports’ Jenny Taft reports that all 24 players were available for Saturday’s training session, and France may be putting the flu bug in the rearview mirror.

If France wins…

  • It will become the fourth country to win the World Cup at least three times.
  • They will become the third country to win the World Cup twice in a row and the first since Brazil in 1962.
  • His record with Kylian Mbappe in the starting XI will improve to 12-0-0.
  • Mbappe will join Pele as the only player to have won multiple men’s World Cup titles before turning 24.
  • Hugo Lloris will become the first man to win multiple World Cups as captain.
  • Argentina will join Germany as the men’s World Cup runners-up with four.

If Argentina wins…

  • They will join Spain (2010) as the only teams to win the Men’s World Cup after losing their opening match.
  • It will become the fourth country to win the World Cup at least three times.
  • Lionel Messi will win the World Cup for the first time.

Gold box status

  • Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe lead the Golden Boot race with five goals each, however, technically Mbappe is in first place because he has more goals without penalties. Messi had to score in Sunday’s final to take the lead.
  • If Mbappe scores, he will become the fifth player to score in multiple World Cup finals and the second to score in consecutive finals.
  • If Messi scores, he will become the first man to score in the round of 16, quarter-final, semi-final, and final at a single World Cup since the round of 16 was introduced in 1986.
  • Julian Alvarez and Olivier Giroud each scored four goals.
  • If Messi or Giroud win the Golden Boot, they will be the biggest winners of the award.

What are the odds?

France: +170 (bet $10 to win a total of $27)
Argentina: +170 (bet $10 to win a total of $27)
fee: +190 (bet $10 to win a total of $29)

Over/Under total odds – 2.5
more: +140 (bet $10 to win a total of $24)
under: -200 (bet $10 to win a total of $15)

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