April 14, 2024

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France-Argentina Final | Our team expectations

France-Argentina Final |  Our team expectations

Our Team Predictions for the France-Argentina World Cup Final.


Alexander Pratt

What was the title of my column three weeks ago? “Croatians inspired by John Herdman Gaff. No, it isn’t. The following. “Until the end of France? I believe. Well, here we are at the end of this tournament. And France still is. Proud. intelligent intelligent One win away from becoming the first nation since Brazil in 1958 and 1962 to win back-to-back World Cups. Will it be easy? No. In the Argentina camp, Lionel Messi wants to win this match, more than anything else in his life. I expect a legendary performance from him. And if he wins, great. He deserves it.

But the French story is just as inspiring. The Blues arrived here without two of their pillars (Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante), before losing the last Ballon d’Or, Karim Benzema, during training ahead of the first meeting. We know of teams that have collapsed on the cheap. Seeing Kylian Mbappé at his peak, Antoine Griezmann Creative and Olivier Giroud will be one of the great joys of this tournament. Come on, it’s not time to get off the wagon: 3-2 to France.

Photo by Hannah Mck, Reuters Archives

Kylian Mbappé and Olivier Giroud

Jean-Francois Teotonio

Oh, how I’m going to play a dangerous game here. As beautiful as the fight between France and Argentina was, I asked myself to imagine that it would have to be shared…

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