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2022 FIFA World Cup

Argentina vs France: FIFA World Cup 2022 Final Statistical Preview

Published at :December 18, 2022 at 5:47 AM
Modified at :December 18, 2022 at 6:17 AM
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The FIFA World Cup 2022 finalist will fight for World Cup supremacy on Sunday evening at Lusail stadium.

So, before we all assemble in front of our televisions or phones to witness the most vibrant duel of the World Cup 2022, know the facts behind both nations who will battle for the ultimate glory. As two PSG teammates will be equipped to lead their squad to greatness and carve their name among Maradona and Pele as World Cup champions. Although, the context will be diverse, with Mbappe being World Champions in 2018 will look to inherit the trophy for the second time. Whereas Lionel Messi would hope to end his legacy with the trophy that escaped him despite inching closer in 2014.

Argentina vs France: Past history

Argentina and France have met 12 times, including three times at the World Cup. France has only won three of the five matches, with the most recent victory coming in the 2018 World Cup. La Albiceleste has won six of those 12 meetings, including two FIFA World Cups.

Matches: 11

Argentina: 6

Draws: 3

France: 3

Argentina’s run in FIFA World Cups

  • The Albiceleste are the only country to have reached six World Cup finals, two less than Germany (8). Winning two World Cups in 1978 and 1986, and losing the remaining four.
  • If Argentina loses to France in the World Cup 2022 final, they will tie the record for most defeats in a FIFA World Cup final.
  • Only one side has rebounded from a 1-0 loss in their World Cup opener - Spain in 2010 - and gone on to win the trophy, winning with the same scoreline against the Netherlands. Argentina, on the other hand, lost 2-1 to Saudi Arabia and is currently in the final.
  • Argentina has the tournament's third-strongest defensive team and has allowed only 2.4 anticipated goals, trailing only Brazil and Mexico. White and blue also have the seen lowest number of shots on target per match (1.3) in the tournament.

France’s run in FIFA World Cups

  • With two World Cup titles in four years, France could become the first nation to defend its World Cup title since Brazil in 1962.
  • France has gone 10 games unbeaten against South American teams dating back to 1978.
  • Since the 2006 World Cup, when France fell in the final, they have won all 20 World Cup games, losing only four games in 28 World Cup encounters.

Player stats at World Cup 2022 final

Argentina

  • Lionel Messi's participation in the World Cup final on Sunday will make him the first player in World Cup history to feature in most World Cups (26).
  • If La Albiceleste's captain scores in the final, he will set a new World Cup record for scoring goals in every World Cup competition (group stage, round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals, and finals).
  • If Argentina wins the World Cup, Lionel Messi will be the second-oldest captain to lift the trophy, trailing only Dino Zoff of Italy, who claimed the 1982 World Cup at the age of 40.
  • Julian Alvarez of Manchester City has scored four goals in six games, overtaking Carlos Tevez's career total.
  • Centre back, Otamendi, has made 462 passes this World Cup, third-most in the competition, and has won 20 aerial duels, second-most in the tournament after South Korea's Cho Gue-Sung.

France

  • Only two managers have guided their countries to two World Cup finals: Italian Vittorio Pozzo in 1934 and 1938, and presently Didier Deschamps in 2018 and 2022.
  • France's head coach has won 14 out of 18 World Cup matches, trailing only Germany's Helmut Schon (16). Deschamps' 78 winning percentage is the highest of any coach with 10 or more outings in charge.
  • Hugo Lloris might become the fourth captain to lead France to the final in World Cup history, following Karl-Heinz Rummenigge of Germany, Diego Maradona of Argentina, and Dunga of Brazil. While Maradona and Dunga only won one final, Rummenigge lost both.
  • Antoine Griezmann has been a key figure for France, bridging the gaps and creating the best chances and the most anticipated assists in the competition. His 21 chances produced are three more than second-place Lionel Messi, and his 3.54 xA (estimated assists) are nearly twice as many as anybody else in the field.

Stats between FIFA World Cup 2022 finalists

  • France has won both half-time and full-time in five of their last five World Cup matches.
  • Argentina is victorious in their last five World Cup 2022 matches.
  • Over 2.5 goals have been scored in Argentina's past three games in this competition.
  • Out of the ten World Cup finals between South American and European teams, the South Americans have won the title seven times. 
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