World cup Finals

Argentina vs. France: Who will win the World Cup?

Argentina vs. France: Who will win the World Cup?

Argentina vs. France: Who will win the World Cup?

Argentina and France have met three times in the World Cup, with Didier Deschamps’ side winning 4-3 in the Round of 16 in Russia in 2018. Argentina won both meetings in 1930 and 1978. But, according to our panel of experts, who will win the 2022 World Cup final when the two countries meet in Doha’s Lusail Iconic Stadium?

world football expert predictor Jason Burt predicts that the final world cup champion will fall onto France as both teams will play well with either extra time or penalties but its end up as 1-2 goals

Jason Burt

Argentina 1 France 2

It is a final that could easily go all the way to extra-time and penalties. These are two well-matched teams and while Argentina have grown into the tournament France have continued to find a way and will do so again.

Sam Wallace

France 3 Argentina 1

Depends how badly the flu has ravaged the French squad but there is no doubt they are the best team at the tournament.  They play Premier League-style high-energy football and in Kylian Mbappé they have the World Cup’s most disruptive attacking player. As he proved against Morocco, he might not always get the decisive goal, but it is the panic he causes in defenses that creates opportunities for others.

Matt Law

Argentina to win on penalties

France will not fancy a shoot-out against Argentina and their dancing goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez, who will pull out every trick in the book to put off Mbappé and Co. Here’s to a final Martínez wiggle.

Oliver Brown

Argentina 2 France 1

The travelling support, in Argentina’s favour by a ratio of at least 20 to one, will make their players feel as if they are performing in Buenos Aires, not Doha. That atmosphere, coupled with the sense of mission that surrounds Lionel Messi in his final World Cup game, promises to give them a vital edge.

James Ducker

Argentina 1 France 2

Much as I hope this will be Messi’s day and he disappears into the night with that elusive World Cup winners’ medal, I’m not sure how Argentina will cope with France’s front three and Antoine Griezmann. As such, I fancy Didier Deschamps’ side to become only the third back-to-back winners in the competition’s 92-year history and Mbappé a two-time world champion before the age of 24.

Mike McGrath

Argentina 1 France 0

France probably edges on paper with Griezmann redefined and Giroud as good as any point of his career. But it has to be Messi. His team-mates are doing it for him as much as Argentina and I am expecting a narrow win.

Tom Morgan

Argentina 2 France 1

France have been generally better than Argentina in this tournament and have a habit of scoring even during mediocre spells in matches. But this feels destined to be Messi’s night. Some magic in the second half, perhaps with Julián Álvarez chipping in after looking sensational against Croatia.

Jeremy Wilson

Argentina 1 France 2

The heart may say Messi’s Argentina on his World Cup swansong but, as in Russia four years ago, France have been mightily impressive when it matters.

John Percy

Argentina 2 France 1

This will be a tight affair, with France possibly taking the lead, but Messi will be given the send-off he deserves.

Luke Edwards

Argentina 0 France 2

The romantic in me would love to see Messi finally lead Argentina to a World Cup title to move alongside Maradona as the greatest player in the country’s history, but France have looked the most complete team in Qatar, capable of adapting their playing style to the opposition, attacking with menace and defending rigidly. They also have their own superstar match-winner in Mbappé and should shade the final.

Jim White

Argentina 1 France 2

France has a knack of winning while neither dominating nor playing particularly well. It is a very useful trait to have.

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