10:11  ,  December 18, 2022

Argentina vs France։ Announcement

Two-time world champions Argentina and France will meet in the World Cup finals on December 18.
The teams will face each other for the fourth time at the World Cup.

In the 1/8 finals of the 2018 World Cup, France won 4-3, with a double by Kylian Mbappe. Four years ago, France won its second title since 1998.

In the group stage of the 1978 World Cup, Argentina beat France 2-1, who did not make the playoffs, and Argentina became world champion for the first time.

In the group stage of the 1930 World Cup, the Argentines were stronger than France 1-0.

The teams also played two friendly matches. In 2007 Argentina won 1-0, in 2009 - 2-0.

At the World Cup in Qatar Argentina started with a sensational defeat against Saudi Arabia - 1-2. In the next two matches, Argentina defeated Mexico (2-0) and Poland (2-0), to take first place in the group with 6 points.

In the 1/8 finals, Argentina defeated Australia 2-1. In the quarterfinals, Argentina beat the Netherlands 4-3 in a penalty shootout. The main and extra time of the match ended with the score 2-2.

In the semifinals, Argentina defeated the vice-champion of the world Croatia 3-0.

Argentina's captain, 35-year-old PSG striker Lionel Messi announced that the World Cup in Qatar would be his last in his career.

In the group stage, the French team was stronger than Australia (4-1) and Denmark (2-1), lost 0-1 to Tunisia and took first place in the group with 6 points.

In the 1/8 finals France defeated Poland 3-1, and in the quarterfinals they beat England 2-1. In the semi-finals they defeated the team of Morocco - 2-0.

The final match between Argentina and France will begin at 19:00 Yerevan time.

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