The World Cup in Qatar is almost over, it will soon be clear if France will defend the title obtained four years ago or give it to Argentina.
In the 2018 World Cup, the French, on their way to gold, had to play the Argentines in the round of 16. The teams played one of the most colorful matches of the tournament and at the same time the most productive of the playoffs, scoring 7 goals for two (4:3). At the beginning of the second half, the South Americans took the lead, but were then torn apart by counter-attacks: in 10 minutes, France kicked three goals and came away with the victory.
Today, Argentina has a completely different style, instead of the sparkling Jorge Sampaoli, the long-serving pragmatist Lionel Scaloni. Yes, the stakes are too high. Unless some lost ball breaks the match. Something similar happened in France’s victory in the final against Croatia, which, thanks to six goals, became the highest-scoring final since 1958.
The showdown will begin at 18:00 Moscow time. Who cares, join our online broadcast. Let’s finish the 2022 World Cup together!
FIFA World Cup 2022. Argentina national team
Round 1: Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia (Lusail Stadium)
Round 2: Argentina 2-0 Mexico (Lusail Stadium)
3rd round: Poland – Argentina – 0:2 (Stadium 974)
Round of 16: Argentina 2-1 Australia (Ahmad bin Ali Stadium)
Quarterfinals: Netherlands 2-2 Argentina 3-4 penalty shootout (Lusail Stadium)
1/2 final: Argentina 3-0 Croatia (Lusail Stadium)
FIFA World Cup 2022. France national team
Round 1: France 4-1 Australia (Al-Janoub Stadium)
2nd round: France – Denmark – 2:1 (Stadion 974)
Round 3: Tunisia – France – 1:0 (Education City Stadium)
Round of 16: France 3-1 Poland (Al-Tumama Stadium)
1/4 final: England – France – 1:2 (Stadion “Al-Bayt”)
1/2 final: France 2-0 Morocco (Al-Bayt Stadium)