The World Cup final, which will feature two teams vying for victory, has finally snuck up on us. This is the day that everyone has been waiting for the first time ever, France and Argentina will face off in a World Cup final, with the former looking to put the past behind them after meeting Kylian Mbappe in Russia four years ago when France ultimately prevailed 4-3 in the elimination rounds.
However, with pre-tournament favorites Brazil losing to Croatia in the quarterfinals and England, Spain, and Germany failing to advance past the semi-final round, it has been up to France and Argentina to win the tournament after thrashing Morocco and Croatia in the finals.
However, despite being underdogs, France and Argentina have been expected to win despite not being among the top seeds. Fans will place wagers on which of the last two teams to win the championship. But how do the game’s odds currently stand? Before the game, Football. London and Betfair give you the inside scoop.
Final France vs Argentina Date, Time & Venue
|Date||Sunday, December 18|
|Time||18:00 (local) / 15:00 (GMT) / 10:00 (ET)|
|Venue||Lusail Stadium on Sunday|
World Cup Preparations for Argentina
The captain of Argentina, who appears to be determined to win the world cup, stated in a news conference, “We have a smart team; we know how to read the game, suffer when necessary, and press when appropriate. In every match, every little detail matters.”We were aware that occasionally they left spaces behind and were not particularly neat.”The opening exchange was a crushing blow. It was difficult for us to begin this way because we didn’t expect to lose to Saudi Arabia; it was a test, but we passed it by demonstrating our strength “Messi added.
World Cup Preparations for France
In their last seven appearances, Les Bleus have reached the final four times, and in five of their last six games in Qatar, they have scored twice. The only exception was a 1-0 loss to Tunisia when some of their stars were rested to begin the game. With fellow star Karim Benzema sidelined due to injury, Mbappe has taken charge, and Olivier Giroud has made the most of his opportunity. Giroud has four goals left to give him 53 goals overall, and Mbappe has 33 goals in just 63 games after his five goals in Qatar. With 42 goals and 26 assists, Antoine Griezmann ranks third all-time.
Theo Hernandez added a goal on Wednesday to go along with his previous two, giving Griezmann and Mbappe a total of five assists. While only stopping 20, France had 33 shots on target. Following France’s early advantage, Morocco controlled the ball for 62% of the game on Wednesday, but they only converted three of 13 shots on goal. Hugo Lloris’ experience in goal is crucial, and the defense should be more assured after keeping Morocco scoreless. With 144 appearances, he leads the country in appearances all-time. In addition, he has eight clean sheets in 19 World Cup games.
World Cup Final France vs Argentina 2022 Live Streaming
|United States||FOX, Telemundo||fuboTV, Fox Sports app, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo|
|United Kingdom||BBC One||BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport Website|
|Hong Kong||BeIN Sports, ITV||Now TV, ViuTV|
|Singapore||Mediacorp Channel 5||StarHub TV+, IPTV, Singtel TV|
|Canada||CTV, TSN||fuboTV, TSN app|
|New Zealand||Sky Sports||Sky Sport|
|Nigeria||SuperSport and Showmax Pro||—|
|Australia||SBS||SBS On Demand|
|Malaysia||RTM, Astro||Astro Go|
What Are the Match’s Odds?
Only Manuel Neuer, Sergio Busquets, Matthias Ginter, Toni Kroos, and Thomas Muller are current World Cup stars who have won the trophy, making France the slight favorite to win the tournament with odds of 5/6 at Betfair and Argentina at just 10/11. This is a fair assessment given that the majority of France’s squad experienced winning a World Cup four years ago.
Lionel Messi is still anticipated to finish ahead of his PSG teammate in the battle for the Golden Boot, despite Mbappe’s team being considered more likely to win the title for the third time in seven games. Julian Alvarez and Olivier Giroud each had five goals the pair.
The last set is expected to be a very cagey contest despite the fact that both players are ranked at 16/1. France is listed at 9/5 while Argentina is listed at 17/10 in terms of odds just for the whole 90 minutes.