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

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


Who: Argentina against France
Where: Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar
When: Sunday, coverage begins at 9 a.m. ET on FOX and the FOX Sports App


Argentina: Emiliano Martinez, Nahuel Molina, Christian Romero, Nicholas Otamendi, Marcos Acuna, Enzo Fernandez, Leandro Paredes, Rodrigo DePaul, Alex McAllister, Julian Alvarez, Lionel Messi

Though Nicolas Tagliafico did a great job replacing Marcos Acuña, who was serving a one-match suspension for accumulating two yellow cards, Acuña has been instrumental in Lionel Scaloni’s style of play in the World Cup and should assume his position in the final. Leandro Paredes as the only real wild card, since Scaloni could choose to put three centrals as he did against him Netherlands in the quarterfinals. If that’s the case, Lisandro Martinez he will probably start in Paredes’ place.

France: Hugo Lloris, Jules Konde, Rafael Varane, Ibrahima Konate, Theo Hernandez, Aurelien Tchouameni, Adrian Rabiot, antoine griezman, Ousmane Dembele, Olivier Giroud, kylian mbappe

There is good news and bad news for Didier Deschamps’ side. The good news is Dayot Upamecano and Adrien Rabiot, both sidelined for the semifinal of France vs. Morocco with flu-like symptoms, he returned to training on Friday. The bad news is that five more players —Aurélien Tchouaméni, kingsley eat, Raphaël Varane, Ibrahima Konaté and Theo Hernández— did not train. However, FOX Sports’ Jenny Taft reported that all 24 players were available for Saturday’s training session, and France may be putting that flu virus in the rearview mirror.


  • They would become the fourth nation to win the World Cup at least three times.
  • They would become the third nation to win back-to-back World Cup titles and the first since Brazil in 1962.
  • His record with Kylian Mbappé in the starting eleven would improve to 12-0-0.
  • Mbappé would join Pelé as the only players to win multiple men’s World Cup titles before their 24th birthday.
  • Hugo Lloris would become the first man to win multiple World Cups as captain.
  • Argentina would join Germany as the most runners-up in the men’s World Cup with four.


  • It would join Spain (2010) as the only teams to win the men’s World Cup after losing their opening match.
  • They would become the fourth nation to win the World Cup at least three times.
  • Lionel Messi would win his first World Cup.


  • Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappé lead the Golden Boot race with five goals each, however Mbappé is technically in first place because he has more non-penalty goals. Messi would have to score in Sunday’s final to take the lead.
  • If Mbappé scores, he would become the fifth man to score in multiple World Cup finals and the second to score in back-to-back finals.
  • If Messi scores, he would 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 have four goals.
  • If Messi or Giroud win the Golden Boot, they would be the oldest winners of the award.


France: +170 (bet $10 to win $27 total)
Argentina: +170 (bet $10 to win $27 total)
To draw: +190 (bet $10 to win $29 total)

Total Odds Over/Under — 2.5
On: +140 (bet $10 to win $24 total)
Low: -200 (bet $10 to win $15 total)

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