Argentina vs France: Records, Stats, Goals, Head to Head & everything to know

Lionel Scaloni’s tactical brilliance combined with Messi's magic and youthful exuberance of Julian Alvarez has taken La Albiceleste into their second World cup final in eight years.

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By Sreejith C R | Dec 18, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Argentina will take on France in the 2022 FIFA World Cup final at Lusail stadium on Sunday. La Albiceleste began their campaign with a surprise 2-1 defeat to Saudi Arabia, but since then, the South American champions have grown in stature after every game. Lionel Scaloni’s tactical brilliance combined with Messi’s magic and youthful exuberance of Julian Alvarez has taken La Albiceleste into their second World cup final in eight years. The two-time champions thrashed Croatia 3-0 in the semi final fixture on Tuesday, while France defeated Morocco 2-0 in their last-4 game a day later. Meanwhile, Les Bleus are aiming to become only the third nation to win back-to-back World Cup’s. 

Argentina vs FranceKey Details
DateDecember 18
VenueLusail Stadium
Kickoff time in India8:30 pm
Kickoff time in Argentina12:00 pm
Kickoff time in France4:00 pm
Kickoff time in Qatar6:00 pm

Argentina netted three times against Croatia courtesy of Messi’s opener from the penalty spot and Alvarez’s brace on Tuesday. It was a solid and disciplined performance from La albiceleste as the Checkers struggled to create any clear cut chances. The four-man midfield of Argentina controlled the game, stayed compact and were effective during counter-attacks. France on the other hand, netted twice against Morocco without reply, courtesy of Theo Hernandez’s opener inside the opening five minutes and substitute Randal Kolo Muani’s 79th-minute tap-in after some stunning individual play by Kylian Mbappe. Didier Dechamps’s side also resorted to a counter-attacking style of football, with less emphasis on ball possession. The pace of Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele will be key to France’s success. 

Argentina vs France: Records, Stats and Goals

The last meeting between these two heavyweights of world football was a World cup thriller in 2018, which ended in a 4-3 win for Les Bleus. Antoni Griezmann, Benjamin Pavard scored one goal each, while Mbappe netted a double to help Didier Dechamps side secure the win in the round of 16 encounter. Meanwhile, Argentina’s three goals were scored by Angel Di Maria, Gabriel Mercado and Sergio aguero. Meanwhile, it was France’s only victory against the South American champions in five attempts, while the other four went in favour of La Albiceleste.

Key DetailsStats
Total Matches5
Argentina won4
France won1
Total Argentina goals9
Total France goals5
Biggest Argentina win2-0 (2009)
Biggest France win4-3 (2018)

Argentina vs France Head to Head record

All competitions)Score
France beat Argentina4-3
Argentina beat France0-2
Argentina beat France0-1
Argentina beat France2-1
Argentina beat France1-0

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