The Match Highlight: Argentina will compete in their sixth World Cup Final, with only Germany participating in more. They’re looking to win the trophy for a third time together with 1978 and 1986, but defeat would see them with the joint-most World Cup Final losses in history.
Both teams will battle to win the World Cup (Sun, Dec 18, 2022, 21:00) at Lusail Stadium, Qatar. Ref: Szymon Marciniak.
France has reached the World Cup final four times in their history, with two wins and two losses. This is twice as many as any other country for this period of time.
With reigning Champions Les Bleus looking to win a third consecutive World Cup, Les Bleus would become only the third nation if they do so, after Italy (1934 and 1938) and Brazil (1958 and 1962).
Argentina and France have only played 4 times before, with Argentina winning 3 and France only winning once in the tournament. They will meet again for the fourth time in 2 years on Monday at the 2018 World Cup.
FULL TIME: Argentina 3-3 France
Argentina is the champion of the World Cup 2022
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Argentina takes a 2-0 lead over France into half-time of the World Cup final. They were the better side in the first half, keeping the defending champions under pressure. Di Maria’s return has been key as he won the penalty for which Messi confidently scored before he finished off a brilliant counter-attack by scoring from an assist from N’Golo Kanté.
At the opposite end, however, France didn’t manage a single shot in the first half.
After an impressive performance from France to begin the match, a disappointing end to the game means that one will now have to wait for the break before being able to put this World Cup out of sight with a win.
As for Slovenia, they’ll be hoping that the changes made are enough to change their fortunes after going up against one of the best players in history.
Argentina had a great chance to advance to the international final after defeating France 2-1 in a penalty shootout. But Mbappe’s decisive penalty in the 116th minute sent France back to the international final, which is being held even as we speak.
With just over a minute remaining, Argentina was 2-1 up going into penalties. Emiliano Martinez came up big with two saves to make sure they didn’t concede as France went on to knock out the Netherlands in the quarter-final. This is their first shootout of the tournament.