On Sunday, December 18, France and Argentina will face off in the World Cup final. Discover the statistics behind both teams’ campaigns thus far, including shots on goal, yellow cards, clean sheets, and more, as the big game approaches.
The FIFA World Cup 2022 final has arrived
The thrilling football tournament, which has seen many records broken, upsets, and surprises, will conclude on Sunday, December 18th, with title holders France facing Argentina at the Lusail Stadium in Qatar. Argentina advanced to the final after defeating Croatia 3-0, with goals from Lionel Messi and Julian Alvarez. France then defeated first-time semi-finalists Morocco 2-0, with Theo Hernandez and Randal Kolo Muani scoring for Les Bleus. The highly anticipated final will pit Messi, one of the game’s all-time greats, against one of the game’s most promising young players, Kylian Mbappe. If the prospect of the two going head-to-head wasn’t enough to pique interest, the fact that both are tied for first place in the race for the Golden Boot with five goals each adds another tantalizing twist to the final tale. As the world waits to see which nation will triumph in Qatar, here are the key statistics for the top two remaining teams.
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France at FIFA World Cup 2022
Champions in the making When France takes on Argentina on Sunday, they will attempt to become the first team in 60 years to win back-to-back titles. Les Bleus advanced to the final after defeating surprise package Morocco 2-0, becoming the first African team to reach a FIFA World Cup semi-final. Hernandez and Muani both scored, with Mbappe and playmaker Antoine Griezmann both heavily involved in the buildup to both goals.
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Argentina at World Cup 2022
Lionel Messi’s long-awaited World Cup swan song will conclude in the final after Argentina defeated Croatia 3-0 in the first semi-final on Monday (13 December). Messi’s penalty goal gave the South American side an early lead in the match. Two subsequent goals from Alvarez, the second following a masterful run from Messi, proved too much for Croatia to overcome, and with the final whistle, the Albiceleste were through to their sixth World Cup final.
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