On December 18, the Qatar World Cup showdown will be led by Lionel Messi's Argentina vs Mbappe's France.
The two teams Both teams are favorites to win the World Cup before the start of the tournament, and the world rankings are only 1 place apart, in this world-renowned game both sides will certainly bring a wonderful and intense game.
This article will provide a detailed analysis of the two sides based on their overall strength, historical records, squad size, and style of play, and will conclude with a score prediction for the match.
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Argentina World Cup
Argentina, together with Brazil and Uruguay, is known as the South American Trio and before the start of the World Cup in Qatar, Argentina had an unbeaten record of 36 matches in all competitions, during which it beat Brazil to win the Copa America and Italy to win the South American Super Cup. Argentina won the Copa America title and the UEFA Supercup title by beating Brazil and Italy.
The total value of the 26 players selected for the Argentina World Cup is 633 million euros, of which Inter center forward Lautaro Martinez, who costs 75 million euros, is the most expensive player on the team. The highest-priced player. In addition, Argentina's core player Lionel Messi price is 50 million euros. At the age of 35, Messi is still in great shape.
Strength of the squad
In recent years, Argentina has improved compared to 4 years ago when they had a serious aging problem. He scored twice against Croatia to help Argentina win 3-0. In the midfield, the arrival of Enzo Fernandez and McAllister made Argentina has forgotten about the injured Lo Celso, and they have become the unshakable starting point of Argentina.
The arrival of Cristian Romero has given the Argentine defense the ability to defend against air, which makes them more capable of facing set pieces and corner kicks. The arrival of Cristian Romero gives the Argentine defense the ability to defend the air, which gives them more confidence in facing set pieces and corner kicks. The addition of Lisandro Martinez strengthens Argentina's defensive line with his aggressive and precise tackling. His aggressive and precise tackling is the best choice for Argentina to improve the hardness of the defense.
Style of play
Due to their low height, Argentina is not suitable for the long-passing style of play. Also, because they have Lionel Messi, who is a top passer and shooter, Argentina As long as Messi has the ball at his feet, Argentina will never lack an attacking threat.
France World Cup
France is the winner of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and they are now ranked 4th in the world, only 1 place away from Argentina.
World Cup squad
France's squad is strong enough to defend the World Cup title, and their team is worth 1.03 billion euros, second only to England and Brazil in this World Cup. And The top explosive point Mbappe is worth up to 160 million euros, is the most expensive player in this World Cup, his side's breakthrough in the World Cup plug field has not been able to completely defend the defender In the game against England, the speedy and strong Manchester City right-back Kyle Walker was eaten by Mbappe's side, his presence is very distressing for any team.
France is naturally strong with their championship-winning squad, and their front line and defense are unchanged from four years ago. In the midfield, although they lost two championships players, Pogba and Kante, the new stars, Joan Armani, Fofana, and Rabiot, who is in the prime of life, are in excellent form, and their presence makes France's midfield Their presence makes France's midfield much stiffer.
Style of play
The decrease of control in the midfield allows France to return to their best defensive counter-attacking style of play, they have to look at the superb midfield interception ability, once the ball is broken in the middle and back The ball will be handed over to two fast wingers with strong individual ability Mbappe and Dembécai for counter-attacking, while the middle of Giroud and Griezmann has the superb finishing ability, which makes France's counter-attack is efficient and sharp.
History of France vs Argentina
Argentina and France have met 12 times in history, with Argentina having the advantage of 6 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses.
Analysis and prediction
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Argentina was defeated by France 4-3 in the World Cup in '18, and now 4 years later, Argentina's two wingbacks have been reinforced, and France's fast counterattack in '18 France's fast counter-attack has made Argentina suffer a lot. This game predicts Argentina to beat France to win the championship.