Argentina and France, two star-studded teams that have been underwhelming so far, face off in the knockout stage. Today both teams playing first knockout match in the 2018 World Cup. Argentina drops Aguero again, and starts with Di Maria and Pavon up front flanking Lionel Messi. Argentina’s first two games were an unmitigated dumpster fire. We are sharing live final score of the world cup 2018.
Top Player Watch in the 2018 World Cup Knockout or round 16 match
France: Lloris; Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Lucas Hernandez; Kante, Pogba; Mbappe, Griezmann, Matuidi; Giroud
Argentina: Armani; Mercado, Otamendi, Rojo, Tagliafico; Mascherano, Enzo Perez, Banega; Pavon, Messi, Di Maria.
FIFA World Cup: France vs Argentina Final Score
Star: Lionel Messi
One to Watch: Paulo Dybala
Fun Fact: Despite coming third in their group in qualifying rounds, Argentina tied with rock bottom Venezuela for goals, as they both scored only 19 goals in 18 matches.
France final 23-man squad
Coach: Didier Deschamps
Star player: Antoine Griezmann
World Cup best: Winners 1998
Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur/England), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Alphonse Areola (Paris Saint-Germain).
Defenders: Djibril Sidibe (Monaco), Benjamin Pavard (Stuttgart/Germany), Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona/Spain), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid/Spain), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain), Adil Rami (Marseille), Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City/England), Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid/Spain).
Midfielders: Paul Pogba (Manchester United/England), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich/Germany), Blaise Matuidi (Juventus/Italy), Ngolo Kante (Chelsea/England), Steven Nzonzi (Sevilla/Spain).
Forwards: Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid/Spain), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea/England), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona/Spain), Florian Thauvin (Marseille), Nabil Fekir (Lyon), Thomas Lemar (Monaco).
Argentina final 23-man squad
- Coach: Jorge Sampaoli
- Star player: Lionel Messi
- World Cup best: Winners 1978, 1986
Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero, Willy Caballero, Franco Armani
Defenders: Gabriel Mercado, Javier Mascherano, Nicolas Otamendi, Federico Fazio, Marcos Rojo, Nicolas Tagliafico, Marcos Acuna, Cristian Ansaldi
Midfielders: Maximiliano Meza, Lucas Biglia, Ever Banega, Giovani Lo Celso, Angel Di Maria, Cristian Pavon, Eduardo Salvio, Enzo Perez
Forwards: Paulo Dybala, Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain.
France vs Argentina is the first match of the world cup. Live Images on Match and Score.
Half Time Score France vs Argentina: 1-1
Ángel Di María has scored First goal from Argentina side. GoAALL ….1-1
FRANCE 1-0!! Les Bleus take the lead as the striker holds his nerve from the spot. First Goal From this side.