Friday, January 27, 2023

Argentina-France, a stellar final for an unprecedented World Cup

ZOR, QATAR ( Associated Press) – South America Vs. Europe. Messi Vs. Embappe.

The first World Cup in the Middle East will see a spectacular final on Sunday between defending champions France and Argentina, who will seek to end European football’s two-decade dominance at the highest level.

Lionel Messi, Argentina’s top scorer at the World Cup, will try to win the last great trophy he has not held, which was last lifted for his country by Diego Maradona in 1986.

Kylian Mbappe, 23, is aiming to equal Pele as the youngest player to win two World Cup titles. France could also be the first team to have their title revalidated since Ori’s own Brazil in 1962.

“To play in two consecutive finals is unbelievable,” said French winger Theo Hernandez. “We know that the final against Argentina has everything to be a great match.”

In search of their third star, both the teams overcame the curse of injuries ahead of the World Cup. Karim Benzema, Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante from France; Giovanni Lo Celso, Joaquin Correa and Nicolas Gonzalez in Argentina.

Samrat scored 13 goals and scored five goals on his way to the final. Argentina scored a low conversion and scored the same amount on their fence.

They will meet again four years after the 4-3 victory – with a double by Mbappe – that the Europeans handed the Argentine team in the round of 16 in Russia.

France coach Didier Deschamps warned, “This is not the same Argentina we faced four years ago.”

Next up, a review of the most relevant data from both teams heading into the duel at the Lusail Stadium, which will be played at 6PM local time.

Argentina

how do i reach

After losing 2–1 to Saudi Arabia, Albiceleste beat Mexico 2–0 and Poland 2–0 in the group stage. In the Round of 16 they beat Australia 2–1; They defeated the Netherlands 4–3 in a penalty shootout in the quarter-finals and eventual runners-up Croatia 3–0 in the semi-finals.

palmares

He was world champion in 1978 and 1986. He also played in the final in 1930, 1990 and 2014.

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Its captain, Messi, is the author of five goals and three assists. An emotional leader of soccer and the Albiceleste, he was key to opening the scoring against Mexico when qualifying for the round of 16 was in jeopardy. He also scored the first goal in the quarter-finals and semi-finals. At the age of 35 and with 25 appearances in the World Cup – he equals the record held by German legend Lothar Matthaus – Flea will be looking for the last great trophy he has lacked.

“He’s fantastic,” Deschamps commented on Messi. “He plays with a lot of freedom, touches a lot of balls, he looks very fit”

technician

Lionel Scaloni, 44 years old. It is difficult to tame him. Argentina is a heavy team at times, but it also pulls back and counterattacks. He never repeated his team in the tournament and changed the tactical plan depending on the opponent.

His ideal eleven:

Emiliano Martinez; Nahuel Molina, Cristiano Romero, Nicolas Otamendi, Marcos Acuña, Rodrigo De Paul, Enzo Fernandez, Alexis McAllister, Angel Di Maria, Lionel Messi and Julian Alvarez.

France

how do i reach

After a convincing 4–1 victory over Australia, Les Bleus beat Denmark 2–1 to seal their place in the last 16. With most substitutes, they closed the first leg with a 1–0 loss against Tunisia. In the round of 16 they won 3–1 against Poland and in the preliminary final they eliminated England 2–1 in the quarter-finals. In the semi-finals they eliminated Morocco 2–0.

palmares

He was the champion in 1998 and 2018. Finalist in 2006.

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Mbappe max references the new generation of soccer stars entering the scene after an era dominated by Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. He has five goals in the tournament, one more than Russia. Although he did not convert in the last two games, he was always a factor in the imbalance and participated in all the goals.

technician

Deschamps, 54. World champion as a player and coach. He knew how to rebuild the team despite casualties and adding Antoine Griezmann to the midfield was a wise move. He has led the team for a decade and this is his third World Cup.

his ideal eleven

Hugo Lloris; Jules Caund, Rafael Varane, Dayot Upamecano, Theo Hernandez; Aurélien Tchoumeny, Antoine Griezmann, Adrien Rabiot; Ousmane Dembele, Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud.

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