|Argentina vs France|
|Date||18 Dec 2022|
|Time||8:30 PM IST 🇮🇳|
|League||World Cup Final|
🇦🇷 Argentina XI: Martínez, Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Tagliafico, Di María, De Paul, Fernández, Mac Allister, Messi, Álvarez.
🇫🇷 France XI: Lloris, Koundé, Varane, Upamecano, Hernandez, Tchouaméni, Rabiot, Griezmann, Dembélé, Mbappé, Giroud.
🔴 FT : Argentina | 7 - 5 | France
23' | 1 - 0 | Lionel Messi (pen.)
36' | 2 - 0 | Angel Di Maria
80' | 2 - 1 | Kylian Mbappe (pen.)
81' | 2 - 2 | Kylian Mbappe
108' | 3 - 2 | Lionel Messi
118' | 3 - 3 | Kylian Mbappe (pen.)
36 years of waiting are over! 🇦🇷🏆 Congratulations, Argentina! 🎉
Messi would be hoping to lead this team to a win in what will be his last tournament for Argentina while Mbappe will lead the line for France and probably get a goal to get his hands on the golden boot award. The two players who play for the same club are on five goals each and will fancy their chances of getting their hands on the golden boot award after today.
Argentina only have doubt over Sevilla forward, Papu Gomez while France have plenty to worry about. Olivier Giroud, Theo Hernandez and Aurelien Tchouameni are all carrying knocks and would be assessed before the match to ascertain their level of fitness.
This will be the first time that two players from the same same club will be leading in the Golden boot race at the World Cups with Giroud following behind Messi and Mbappe on four goals, one goal less than the first two.
Would be a tough game as both teams are evenly matched with their strength and abilities while not lacking in motivation either. In the end, it would be decided by whoever is able to exploit the other team’s weakness the most. Will most likely be decided in extra time or penalties.