Argentina vs France, World Cup 2022 Final Live Scorecard: After 63 games, only Argentina and France remain with the chance to lift the FIFA World Cup in its 22nd edition. The two teams that topped Group C and D will meet for the summit clash on Sunday at the Lusail Stadium to claim either of their third world title. While Argentina lifted the trophy back in 1978 and 1986, France are holders of the cup having won it four years back in Russia following their first title in 1998 playing at home.

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One game is all that remains as Lionel Messi and Lionel Scaloni look to lead Argentina to a World Cup title when they face France Sunday in the final. They’ll face their toughest opposition of the tournament so far but the youthful midfield lines up well with Les Blues.  Enzo Fernandez, Rodrigo De Paul and Alexis Mac Allister have been able to fend off opponents and keep Argentina moving forward during the World Cup so far.

With Theo Hernandez being an ultra-attacking left-back, the team will have chances to get forward if the midfield can help exploit that advantage. The virus that kept Dayot Upamecano and Adrien Rabiot out of France’s victory over Morocco has reportedly spread to more of the squad.

“We’re not scared of that virus,” Ousmane Dembele said in the pre-match press conference. “Dayot and Adrien got a bit of a stomach ache. I made them a ginger and honey tea and then they felt better. I hope everyone will be ready for the final.”

Argentina vs. France live stream: How to watch World Cup 2022 final live online

How to watch and odds

  • Date: Sunday, Dec. 17 | Time: 10 a.m. ET
  • Location: Lusail Ionic Stadium — Lusail, Qatar
  • TV: FOX | Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
  • Odds: Argentina +165; Draw +200; France +185 (via Caesars Sportsbook)

ARGENTINA VS. FRANCE: WORLD CUP 2022 FINAL PREVIEW

The champion of the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be crowned on Sunday, when Argentina takes on France at Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar. Here’s everything you need to know about the highly anticipated match:

HOW TO WATCH THE WORLD CUP FINAL

Who: Argentina vs. France
Where: Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar
When: Sunday, coverage begins at 9 a.m. ET on FOX and the FOX Sports app

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS

Argentina: Emiliano Martínez, Nahuel Molina, Cristian Romero, Nicolás Otamendi, Marcos Acuña, Enzo Fernández, Leandro Paredes, Rodrigo De Paul, Alex Mac Allister, Julián Álvarez, Lionel Messi

Though Nicolás Tagliafico did an outstanding job of filling in for Marcos Acuña, who was serving a one-match suspension for accumulating two yellow cards, Acuña has been essential to Lionel Scaloni’s style of play at the World Cup and should assume his position in the final. Leandro Paredes as the only real wild card, as Scaloni could opt to start three center backs like he did against the Netherlands in the quarterfinals. If that’s the case, Lisandro Martínez will likely start in Paredes’ place.

FranceHugo Lloris, Jules Kounde, Raphaël Varane, Ibrahima Konaté, Theo Hernandez, Aurélien Tchouaméni, Adrien Rabiot, Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembélé, Olivier Giroud, Kylian Mbappé

There’s good news and bad news for Didier Deschamps’ side. The good news is Dayot Upamecano and Adrien Rabiot, who were both sidelined for France’s semifinal vs. Morocco with flu-like symptoms, returned to training Friday. The bad news is that five more players — Aurélien Tchouaméni, Kingsley Coman, Raphaël Varane, Ibrahima Konaté and Theo Hernández — did not train. However, FOX Sports’ Jenny Taft reported that all 24 players were available for Saturday’s training session, and France perhaps is putting that flu bug in the rearview mirror.

IF FRANCE WINS.

  • It would become the fourth nation to win the World Cup at least three times.
  • It would become the third nation to win back-to-back World Cup titles and the first since Brazil in 1962.
  • Its record with Kylian Mbappé in the starting XI would improve to 12-0-0.
  • Mbappé would join Pelé as the only players to win multiple men’s World Cup titles before turning 24 years old.
  • Hugo Lloris would become the first man to win multiple World Cups as captain.
  • Argentina would join Germany as the most runner-up finishes at the men’s World Cup with four.

IF ARGENTINA WINS …

  • It would join Spain (2010) as the only teams to win the men’s World Cup after losing its opening match.
  • It would become the fourth nation to win the World Cup at least three times.
  • Lionel Messi would win his first World Cup.

THE STATE OF THE GOLDEN BOOT

  • Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappé lead the Golden Boot race with five goals each, however, Mbappé is technically in first place because he has more non-penalty goals. Messi would have to score in Sunday’s final to take the lead.
  • If Mbappé scores, he would become just the fifth man to score in multiple World Cup finals and the second to score in back-to-back finals.
  • If Messi scores, he would become the first man to score in the round of 16, quarterfinals, semifinals, and final at a single World Cup since the round of 16 was introduced in 1986.
  • Julián Álvarez and Olivier Giroud both have four goals.
  • If Messi or Giroud win the Golden Boot, they would be award’s oldest winner.

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