Argentina and France are competing for the title of the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar on Sunday night at the Lusail Iconic Stadium.
Former champion France is on a campaign to win the World Cup consecutively, while Argentina, who reached the final after 8 years, is aiming to win the World Cup title after 1986.
After winning the World Cup under the leadership of Diego Maradona, Argentina has not won the title for 36 years.
Although they last reached the final in 2014, Lionel Messi’s Argentina lost to Germany in extra time in the final.
Once again, Messi has led Argentina to the final and there is another opportunity for Messi, who is playing in his last World Cup, to win the World Cup.
France reached the World Cup final for the fourth time out of the last seven. France, who won the World Cup for the first time in 1998, lost to Italy in 2006.
Defending champions France are on a mission to become the second team to win their second title in a row. In the history of the World Cup, only Brazil has won two consecutive titles (1958 and 1962).
The past between France and Argentina is in favor of Argentina.
So far, there have been a total of 12 matches between these two teams. In which Argentina won 6 matches while France won only 3 matches.
Similarly, Argentina is ahead in the World Cup competition. Argentina has won 2 matches while France has won 1 match when they met in three matches in the World Cup.
Last time France defeated Argentina 4-3 in the last 16 of the World Cup in Russia in 2018.
The two met for the first time in the 1930 World Cup. Where Argentina defeated France 1-0. Similarly, in the 1978 World Cup, Argentina defeated France 3-1 in the group stage.
There were no goals scored in all three draw matches between these two.
Argentina vs. France head to head
Argentina win: 6
France win: 3
Head to head in the World Cup
Argentina win: 2
France win: 1
Matches between Argentina and France so far
|1930||France 0-1 Argentina||FIFA World Cup|
|1965||France 0-0 Argentina||Friendly|
|1971||Argentina 3-4 France||Friendly|
|1971||Argentina 2-0 France||Friendly|
|1972||Argentina 0-0 France||Brazil Independence Cup|
|1974||France 0-1 Argentina||Friendly|
|1977||Argentina 0-0 France||Friendly|
|1978||Argentina 2-1 France||FIFA World Cup|
|1986||France 2-0 Argentina||Friendly|
|2007||France 0-1 Argentina||Friendly|
|2009||France 0-2 Argentina||Friendly|
|2018||France 4-3 Argentina||FIFA World Cup|