FIFA World Cup 2022 Final : Argentina Vs France
The 2022 FIFA World Cup final was the final match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the 22nd edition of FIFA's competition for men's national football teams. The match was played at Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, on 18 December 2022, the Qatari National Day, and was contested by Argentina and defending champions France. The tournament comprised hosts Qatar and 31 other teams who emerged from the qualification phase, organised by the six FIFA confederations. The 32 teams competed in a group stage, from which 16 teams qualified for the knockout stage. En route to the final, Argentina finished first in Group C, with two wins and one loss, before defeating Australia in the round of 16, the Netherlands in the quarter-final through a penalty shoot-out and Croatia in the semi-final. France finished top of Group D with two wins and one loss, defeating Poland in the round of 16, England in the quarter-final and Morocco in the semi-final. The final took place in front of 88,966 spectators, with more than 1.5 billion people watching on television, and was refereed by Szymon Marciniak.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Final : Argentina vs France
The match ball for the 2022 FIFA World Cup semi-finals, third place match and final was announced on 11 December 2022. It was a variation of the Adidas Al Rihla used in the rest of the tournament named the Adidas Al-Hilm, meaning "The Dream" in Arabic, a reference to every nation's dream of lifting the FIFA World Cup. Whilst the technical aspects of the ball are the same, the colour is different from the Al-Rihla balls used in the group stages and preceding knockout games, with a Gold Metallic, maroon, Collegiate Burgundy, and red design, a reference to the national colours of host nation Qatar and the golden colours shared by the final's venue Lusail Stadium and the FIFA World Cup Trophy. It is the fifth special ball for FIFA World Cup final matches, after the +Teamgeist Berlin, Jo'bulani, Brazuca Final Rio, and Telstar Mechta.
Two-time World Cup champions France and Argentina are the last teams standing at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and they will meet in Sunday's final at Lusail Stadium. France are the reigning champions and also won the 1998 World Cup. Argentina's titles came in 1978 and 1986. Now, it's global soccer icon Lionel Messi of Argentina against France's young star Kylian Mbappe for the world's top prize. They are tied in the Golden Boot race with five goals apiece, but both are surrounded by talented players, and it showed in the semifinals. Argentina beat Croatia, the 2018 runners-up, 2-0 on Tuesday. France dispatched highly-respected upstart Morocco 2-0 on Wednesday.
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France can become the first country in 60 years to win back-to-back World Cup titles when Les Bleus square off against South American power Argentina in the 2022 World Cup final on Sunday at Lusail Stadium in Qatar. The last team to win consecutive World Cups was Brazil, in 1958 and '62. The only other country to lift the trophy in consecutive World Cups was Italy, in 1934 and '38. Meanwhile Argentina are looking for their first World Cup since Diego Maradona led La Albiceleste to glory in 1986.
Kickoff is 10 a.m. ET. Argentina are the -125 favorites (risk $125 to win $100) to lift the trophy in the latest Argentina vs. France odds from Caesars Sportsbook, with France the +100 underdogs. The over/under for total goals scored is 2.5. On the 90-minute money line it's Argentina at +160, France at +185 and the draw at +205. Before finalizing any Argentina vs. France picks, you need to see the 2022 World Cup predictions and best bets from proven SportsLine soccer insider Martin Green.
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Argentina's forward #10 Lionel Messi (L) in Al-Rayyan, Qatar on December 3, 2022 and France's forward #10 Kylian Mbappé in Al-Wakrah. Argentina plays France in the 2022 World Cup final match in Doha, Qatar on December 18, 2022. Franck Fife/AFP via Getty Images; Jewel Samad/AFP via Getty Images hide caption
He's scored five goals this tournament (tied for the most with Messi) and four in 2018. He has unbelievable speed and his ballhandling and trickery are otherworldly. Just 23, the comparisons to Brazil's legendary Pelé continue to pile up (in 2018, Mbappé became the first teenager to score at a World Cup final since Pelé in 1958 and this year he surpassed Pelé's World Cup scoring record for a player under 24 with his 9 total goals). And, unlike Messi, Mbappé has a World Cup title (sorry, it had to be said).
The teams are evenly matched: France, ranked fourth in the world by FIFA, is 5-1-0 in the tournament, having outscored opponents 13-5, while No. 3 Argentina, which needed penalties to get by the Netherlands in the quarterfinals, is 4-1-1 with a 12-5 goal differential.
The 2022 World Cup reaches its climax on Sunday (10 a.m. EST) with the finale between France and Argentina. The defending champions from France are slight underdogs against Lionel Messi and Argentina, who are searching for their first World Cup title since 1986.
The odds for the 2022 World Cup final could scarcely be tighter. Argentina is a slight favorite to win the trophy at FanDuel, DraftKings, and Caesars, ranging from -110 to -115. France is a modest underdog with odds from -108 to -105.
A champion will be crowned on Sunday when Argentina battles France in the 2022 World Cup final. France are the reigning champions and Les Bleus could become the first nation to successfully defend their title since Brazil accomplished the feat in 1958-62. Meanwhile, Argentina are looking to win their first World Cup title since 1986. La Albiceleste can become just the second team to lose their opening match at a World Cup and lift the trophy (Spain 2010).
The 2022 World Cup final gets underway on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. ET from Lusail Stadium. France and Argentina are both listed at +175 (risk $175 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line in the latest France vs. Argentina odds from Caesars Sportsbook. A draw is priced at +200 and the over/under for total goals scored is 2.5. (For more World Cup coverage, click here.)
The crown of best international football team in the world will be clinched for another four years when France face off against Argentina in the 2022 World Cup final. Giants will collide as Lionel Messi leads the Albiceleste against Kylian Mbappe's Bleus in Qatar.
The 2022 World Cup final between Argentina and France will be played on Sunday December 18 and it will kick off at 3pm GMT in the UK or 10am ET in the U.S.
Argentina have overcome a shock opening defeat to Saudi Arabia in the group stage to reach the 2022 World Cup final. Messi and Co. were beaten 2-1 by Saudi Arabia in their tournament opener, but went on to top Group C by defeating Mexico and Poland.
Argentina supporters display a banner depicting images of Argentina's forward #10 Lionel Messi and late Argentine football star Diego Maradona before the start of the Qatar 2022 World Cup quarter-final football match between The Netherlands and Argentina on Dec. 9, 2022. (Photo by MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP via Getty Images)
FIFA World Cup grand finale 2022: The final match of the FIFA World Cup 2022 will be played between Argentina and France at the Lusail Stadium. The match starts at 8:30 PM IST on December 18, 2022
Argentina will face France in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 final on Sunday at the Lusail Stadium. La Albiceleste, led by talismanic forward Lionel Messi, advanced to the final after defeating Croatia 3-0 in the semifinals. Meanwhile, Morocco failed to overcome the massive French challenge in the other match of the FIFA World Cup semi-finals, and now France will be looking forward to defending the title in the grand finale. The match will be played on December 18 at 8:30 PM IST.
A whopping $440 million has been set aside for distribution among the 32 competing teams at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The winner and runners-up will receive the highest payouts, totaling $72 million in winnings. The grand finale of the FIFA World Cup 2022 will be played on Sunday between France and Argentina. The winner team will be getting a cash prize worth $42 million. On the other hand, prize money of $30 million is set aside for the runner-up team. According to reports, each team will receive at least $9 million in prize money, with the amount increasing after each round. In total, the FIFA authorities have announced a total prize pool of $440 million for the participating teams.
According to reports, Benzema, the 2022 Ballon d'Or winner, could return to Qatar for the final after returning to full training with Real Madrid. Benzema was named for Deschamps' World Cup squad before being ruled out due to a thigh injury suffered during training on the eve of the tournament.
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