The long anticipated 2022 FIFA World Cup match between Argentina and France has begun and the livestream link is available below.
It turns out that World Cup Final day, December 18, is also Qatar National Day. It has been designated Qatar National Day since before Qatar won the right to stage the tournament so what a hugely fortuitous co-incidence that it should coincide with the most momentous event in Qatar’s relatively short history.
‘Either that or the organisers were planning for a winter World Cup all along. It all fits with one of the themes of this World Cup. Nothing is quite as it seems.’
We’ve already through their other two meetings at this tournament, but their most recent was only four years ago, with France running out 4-2 winners in the last-16 clash in Russia.
A see-saw game resulted in France taking the lead with an Antoine Griezmann penalty only for Angel Di Maria and Gabriel Mercado to score for Argentina either side of half-time.
France though hit a three-goal blitz in 11 minutes starting with Benjamin Pavard before the hour mark before Kylian Mbappe found the net twice.
Sergio Aguero hit a consolation goal in the last minute but it wasn’t enough to prevent Jorge Sampaoli’s side being dumped out.
Argentina have to go back 13 years for their last win over France beating them 2-0 in a Marseille friendly thanks to goals from Jonas Gutierrez and Lionel Messi.
France don’t have a great record over Argentina – winning just three of their 12 overall meetings, Argentina taking six of them.
Here are Argentina vs France Head to Head Records;