Mbappe vs Messi: FIFA world cup 2022 finals, Argentina Vs France
The 2022 FIFA World Cup 2022 Final is an upcoming association football match, the culmination of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the 22nd edition of FIFA’s competition for men’s national football teams. The 2022 FIFA World Cup Final is an upcoming association football match, the culmination of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the 22nd edition of FIFA’s competition for men’s national football teams. The match is scheduled to be played at Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, on 18 December 2022, the national day of Qatar, and will be contested by Argentina and France.
As per Wikipedia–The defending champions from the 2018 World Cup were France, which made this the first time since the 2002 final in which a team had consecutive appearances at the finals, and the first since 1998 when the title holders qualified for the subsequent final – both were achieved by Brazil. France has claimed two World Cups, in 1998 and 2018. The French also reached 2006 final but fell to Italy on penalties. Under the management of Didier Deschamps, who won the 1998 tournament as a player, the French failed to conquer the 2014 World Cup, UEFA Euros 2016, and 2020, but successfully clinched the 2018 World Cup title. Due to its status as the world champions, France also entered Qatar as one of the favorites to win. France also aims to emulate the achievement of Italy in 1934 and 1938 and Brazil in 1958 and 1962 as the third country to successfully defend the World Cup title. Didier Deschamps is seeking to become the second manager to win two FIFA World Cup titles, after Vittorio Pozzo with Italy in 1934 and 1938. Having won the 1998 tournament as a player, Deschamps is also seeking to become the third person to win three FIFA World Cup titles, after Brazilian legends Pelé (all as a player) and Mário Zagallo (two as a player, one as a manager).
Argentina, similar to France, has won the World Cup twice before, in 1978 and 1986. They have also finished as losing finalists thrice, in 1930, 1990, and 2014. After the 2014 final loss, they went on to lose two consecutive Copa América finals to Chile, in 2015 and 2016. After a string of disappointing performances in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, where they lost to eventual champions France in the first knockout round, and the 2019 Copa América, where they finished third, newly-appointed coach Lionel Scaloni led Argentina to their first international title in 28 years, as Argentina defeated Brazil 1–0 in the 2021 Copa América Final, handing captain Lionel Messi his first international title with Argentina. After winning the 2022 Finalissima, beating European champions Italy 3–0, Argentina entered Qatar as one of the favorites to win.