France VS Argentina FIFA World Cup 2018
Tournament Name: FIFA World Cup 2018
Venue: Kazan Arena
Date: June 30, 2018 07:30PM IST
Overview France VS Argentina:
Two of the world Cup’s heavyweights meet within the 1st game of the knockout stages on Saturday as France VS Argentina go toe to toe.
France’s passage to the last-16 of the competition was serene, whereas Argentina required a late Marcos Rojo goal against Nigeria to send them through once a dramatic group stage.
While Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann are in goal scoring kind for Les Bleus in Russia, Lionel Messi’s brilliance suggests that Argentina continuously have an opportunity despite their chaotic performances thus far
Team News France VS Argentina:
Argentina edged through as Group D’s runners up courtesy of Marcos Rojo’s late goal in their dramatic 2-1 conclusion against Nigeria. The 86th minute strike meant that Argentina jumped sooner than African country within the table and qualified as runners up, behind Hrvatska.
In distinction, France’s final Group match was a so far less exciting affair. Each Les Bleus and Danmarkhad qualified from Group C with a game to spare and vie out a monotonous 0-0 draw.
France hasn’t crushed Argentina in 5 tries, and Argentina won 2-1 against France within the 1978 world cup group stage in their last competitive meeting.
Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli’s was on the brink of losing his job and faced allegations infighting at intervals the squad, however has attained himself the prospect to guide Argentina to a first world cup win since 1986.
It is wide thought that this can be Lionel Messi’s last shot at tournament glory. He missed a penalty against Iceland and was marked out of the Game by Croatia however created his mark on Russia with a chic goal to open the marking against Nigeria.
France have been efficient however underwhelming in their campaign up to now, and were booed off following their dismal show against Denmark, however have the individual quality to cause Argentina’s fragile defense plenty of problems.
France to Qualify: 13/20
Argentina to Qualify: 5/4
to score first: 4/1
France to win: 3-2: 45/1
Head to Head:
The two nations France VS Argentina have meet four times before, with Argentina winning every game.The last of which was a 2-0 victory back in 2009.