In Match 64 and the 2022 World Cup Final, Argentina and France will go head-to-head at the Lusail Stadium. The defending champions, France and 2014 runners-up, Argentina, have the opportunity to add a 3rd star on their jerseys . The hype for the match has already been built-up as teammates L. Messi and K. Mbappe will be up-against one another for 90 minutes. Let’s start with the team preview and expected starting XIs for the match. Do read till the end for suggested fantasy XIs.
World Cup Final Team Preview
The Final of the 2022 World Cup between Argentina and France is expected to be a deserving climax to one of the greatest World Cups in living history. Both teams are worthy of a spot in the finals and are expected to entertain the crowd at the Lusail Stadium. France, maybe without the centre back pairing of R. Varnae and I. Konate along with midfielders A. Touchameni and A. Rabiot. Les Blues would heavily rely on their speedy forwards as they are expected to play on offensive transitions and play majority of the game outside of possession,
Meanwhile, Argentina who are expected to control much of the proceedings of the game need to be wary of the French counter-attacks. Full-backs Molina and Acuna can’t go on adventurous runs down the wing as they did in the previous knockout stages. L. Martinez is once again expected to start on the bench as L. Paredes gives La Albiceleste an extra option in the middle of the park. The match-up between French centre backs and Argentine attackers would be one to watch out for.
World Cup Final Venue & Timings
The Lusail Stadium will host the Final of the tournament between Argentina and France. The 80,000-seater stadium is one of the most advanced and state-of-art footballing venues which features a retractable roof. The match will kick off at 8:30 PM IST 18th December and the teams will be announced at 7:30 PM IST on the MyTeam11 fantasy app.
Argentina Starting XI: E. Martinez (GK), N. Molina, C. Romero, L. Paredes, N. Otamendi, M. Acuna, R. de Paul, E. Fernandez, A. Mac Allister, L. Messi (C), J. Alvarez
France Starting XI: H. Lloris (GK)(C), J. Kounde, R. Varane, D. Upamecano, T. Hernandez, A. Touchameni, Y. Fofana, O. Dembele, K. Mbappe, A. Griezmann, O. Giroud
L. Messi (Argentina): Messi has the highest goal contributions in the World Cup with 5 goals and 3 assists. The left-footed forward has scored goals in every knockout match and will be hoping to do the same in the finals. The match will be Messi’s final international appearance and he will be hoping to have a grand farewell by lifting the World Cup for the first time.
O. Giroud (France): While the Argentines will be focused on K. Mbappe, another major problem for them is the French target-man O. Giroud. Renowned for his off-ball movement and aerial prowess, French wingers will aim to find Giroud in the Argentine box at every possible instance. Giroud has already scored 4 goals in the 2022 World Cup.
Suggested Fantasy Lineups
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