FRANCE vs ARGENTINA
KICK OFF: 30th June 2018 | 15: 00 CET
KNOCK OUT ROUND OF 16 | KAZAN ARENA
France will have to raise their Game when they Play Argentina!
While France breezed into the knock out rounds with one game left to play, Argentina had a bumpy ride en-route. The South American side drew with Iceland and lost 3-0 to Croatia before a dramatic victory over Nigeria booked them a date in the next round with Les Bleus.
France, on the face of it, appears to have an edge in this match given the lacklustre performances of Argentina. With that being said, Les Bleus have been underwhelming despite boasting some of the most amazing talents in Europe. They may need to do a lot more than they have shown so far to see off Argentina in this epic encounter.
Key Match Facts
- France has not beaten Argentina in any of the previous four meetings.
- Argentina has been involved in more penalty shootouts at a World Cup than any other country (P5, W4, L1).
Judging from Deschamps cautious approach, I’m backing Argentina’s fortunes to continue here.