The meeting is scheduled for next Sunday (18) at 12 (Brasilia time). Argentina Messi France, led by Mbappe, will decide who wins the title World Cup 2022🇧🇷 In addition to bringing together two current football stars – although they belong to different generations -, the confrontation brings a taste of reckoning between the French and the Argentines.
The two teams faced each other four years ago, in the round of 16 of the Russian Cup. France advanced and finished the competition with the title. In that encounter, Messi went empty-handed, but Argentina were winning 2 to 1. They took the turn and lost 4 to 3.
Mbappe’s performance in that match was one of the greatest performances of the number 10 holder in the 2018 World Cup, as he scored two goals. On the French side, there was also a wonderful goal by right-back Benjamin Pavard, who was named the best of the World Cup.
Collectively, the final between Argentina and France will decide another selection among the three-time world champions. Today, they both hold two titles and in the semi-finals left behind underdogs Qatar CupCroatia and Morocco.
Individually, it’s a showdown between two PSG teammates. Mbappé is a prodigy who was already a world champion before he turned 20. Messi, on the other hand, is the greatest since Pele spent 16 years at his peak, but he has a chance to reach another step in world football by winning the trophy he has lost.
The confrontation between Argentina and France in the cups goes back to its origins, as the two teams faced each other for the first time in the 1930 edition. The Argentines won 1 to zero and were in second place. After that, the winning team was repeated in the next confrontation, in 1978, by playing at home, Argentina beat France with a score of 2 to 1. The third match between the two countries in the cup was Russia, four years ago.
In this cup, Argentina did not have to pass through Brazil, but already in 2018 they handed the defeat to Croatia, in the group stage – the Croats lost this time in the semifinals. He also got a “push” to the 1998 quarter-final elimination against the Netherlands, where the mechanical orange fell on penalties against the Argentines in Qatar.
Now it is the most important match between Argentina and France ever.
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