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Last updated: 16 Dec 2022
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France beat Argentina at the 2018 World Cup (Getty)

Argentina vs France Predictions


Argentina are undefeated in 41 of their last 42 matches and France are the World Cup champions. France have the better team and are backed to win a thriller in extra time.
  • Argentina vs France Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Argentina Form
  • Argentina Squad & Team News
  • France Form
  • France Squad & Team News
  • Argentina vs France Live Stream FAQ

  • Argentina are undefeated in 41 of their last 42 matches.
  • Argentina’s Lionel Messi has scored 5 goals in 6 matches at the 2022 World Cup.
  • France are undefeated in 12 of their last 13 matches (World Cup).
  • France have won 9 of their last 10 matches (World Cup).
  • France’s Kylian Mbappé has scored 5 goals in 6 matches at the 2022 World Cup.

Head to Head


Argentina have faced France in three competitive matches, all in the World Cup.

Argentina won 1-0 in 1930 and 2-1 in 1978, France winning 4-3 in the 2018 Round of 16.

Argentina Form


Argentina lost 2-1 against Saudi Arabia their opening match at the World Cup. They bounced back with a 2-0 win against Mexico, Lionel Messi opening the scoring and Enzo Fernández sealing the deal.

Lionel Scaloni’s side ended the group stage with a 2-0 win against Poland. Messi saw a penalty saved before Alexis Mac Allister and Julián Álvarez scored in a comfortable victory.

La Albiceleste beat Australia 2-1 in the Round of 16 with Messi and Álvarez on target before holding on under late pressure.

Argentina got past the Netherlands in the semi-finals. Lionel Messi assisted Nahuel Molina before netting a penalty, Oranje fighting back to earn a 2-2 draw before the South American side won the penalty shootout.

Argentina Squad & Team News


Pos.
Player
D.O.B (age)
Caps
Goals
Club
GK Franco Armani 16 October 1986 (age 36) 18 0 River Plate
GK Gerónimo Rulli 20 May 1992 (age 30) 4 0 Villarreal
GK Emiliano Martínez 2 September 1992 (age 30) 25 0 Aston Villa
DF Juan Foyth 12 January 1998 (age 24) 17 0 Villarreal
DF Nicolás Tagliafico 31 August 1992 (age 30) 47 0 Lyon
DF Gonzalo Montiel 1 January 1997 (age 25) 21 0 Sevilla
DF Germán Pezzella 27 June 1991 (age 31) 34 2 Betis
DF Marcos Acuña 28 October 1991 (age 31) 48 0 Sevilla
DF Cristian Romero 27 April 1998 (age 24) 18 1 Tottenham Hotspur
DF Nicolás Otamendi 12 February 1988 (age 34) 99 4 Benfica
DF Lisandro Martínez 18 January 1998 (age 24) 15 0 Manchester United
DF Nahuel Molina 6 April 1998 (age 24) 26 1 Atlético Madrid
MF Leandro Paredes 29 June 1994 (age 28) 50 4 Juventus
MF Rodrigo De Paul 24 May 1994 (age 28) 50 2 Atlético Madrid
MF Exequiel Palacios 5 October 1998 (age 24) 23 0 Bayer Leverkusen
MF Thiago Almada 26 April 2001 (age 21) 2 0 Atlanta United
MF Alejandro Gómez 15 February 1988 (age 34) 17 3 Sevilla
MF Guido Rodríguez 12 April 1994 (age 28) 27 1 Betis
MF Alexis Mac Allister 24 December 1998 (age 23) 13 1 Brighton & Hove Albion
MF Enzo Fernández 17 January 2001 (age 21) 9 1 Benfica
FW Julián Álvarez 31 January 2000 (age 22) 18 7 Manchester City
FW Lionel Messi (captain) 24 June 1987 (age 35) 171 96 Paris Saint-Germain
FW Ángel Di María 14 February 1988 (age 34) 128 27 Juventus
FW Ángel Correa 9 March 1995 (age 27) 23 3 Atlético Madrid
FW Paulo Dybala 15 November 1993 (age 29) 35 3 Roma
FW Lautaro Martínez 22 August 1997 (age 25) 45 21 Internazionale

Left back Marcos Acuña and right back Gonzalo Montiel are available after suspension.

Lionel Messi has scored 96 goals in 171 internationals.

France Form


France started the World Cup with a 4-1 win against Australia after being 1-0 down in the 9th minute. They made it back to back wins with a 2-1 victory against Denmark, Kylian Mbappé scoring both goals.

Didier Deschamps side selected a second string side in a 1-0 defeat to Tunisia with top spot in the group assured.

Les Bleus beat Poland 3-1 in the Round of 16, Mbappé assisting Olivier Giroud for the opening goal before scoring two himself to make it five at the tournament.

France defeated England 2-1 in the quarter-finals with Aurélien Tchouaméni and Giroud on target. They outclassed Morocco 2-0 in the semi-finals, Theo Hernández and Randal Kolo Muani with the goals.

France Squad & Team News


Pos.
Player
D.O.B. (age)
Caps
Goals
Club
GK Hugo Lloris 26 December 1986 (age 35) 144 0 Tottenham Hotspur
GK Steve Mandanda 28 March 1985 (age 37) 35 0 Rennes
GK Alphonse Areola 27 February 1993 (age 29) 5 0 West Ham United
DF Benjamin Pavard 28 March 1996 (age 26) 47 2 Bayern Munich
DF Axel Disasi 11 March 1998 (age 24) 2 0 Monaco
DF Raphaël Varane 25 April 1993 (age 29) 92 5 Manchester United
DF Jules Koundé 12 November 1998 (age 24) 17 0 Barcelona
DF William Saliba 24 March 2001 (age 21) 8 0 Arsenal
DF Dayot Upamecano 27 October 1998 (age 24) 11 1 Bayern Munich
DF Lucas Hernandez 14 February 1996 (age 26) 33 0 Bayern Munich
DF Theo Hernandez 6 October 1997 (age 25) 12 2 Milan
DF Ibrahima Konaté 25 May 1999 (age 23) 6 0 Liverpool
MF Matteo Guendouzi 14 April 1999 (age 23) 7 1 Marseille
MF Aurélien Tchouaméni 27 January 2000 (age 22) 20 2 Real Madrid
MF Youssouf Fofana 10 January 1999 (age 23) 7 0 Monaco
MF Adrien Rabiot 3 April 1995 (age 27) 34 3 Juventus
MF Jordan Veretout 1 March 1993 (age 29) 6 0 Marseille
MF Eduardo Camavinga 10 November 2002 (age 20) 5 1 Real Madrid
FW Antoine Griezmann 21 March 1991 (age 31) 116 42 Atlético Madrid
FW Olivier Giroud 30 September 1986 (age 36) 119 53 Milan
FW Kylian Mbappé 20 December 1998 (age 23) 65 33 Paris Saint-Germain
FW Ousmane Dembélé 15 May 1997 (age 25) 34 4 Barcelona
FW Randal Kolo Muani 5 December 1998 (age 23) 4 1 Eintracht Frankfurt
FW Kingsley Coman 13 June 1996 (age 26) 45 5 Bayern Munich
FW Marcus Thuram 6 August 1997 (age 25) 8 0 Borussia Mönchengladbach

Adrien Rabiot missed the win against Morocco with the flu but could come back into midfield here.

Dayot Upamecano was on the bench is in line to return to the starting side and partner Raphael Varane in central defence.

Kylian Mbappé has scored 33 goals in 65 internationals.

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Verdict

Argentina rarely lose and France are the reigning World Cup champions. France have the better team and are backed to end Lionel Messi’s dream by triumphing in a penalty shootout.

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