Two-time world champions Argentina stepped into the leadership of Lionel Messi in Qatar from 36 matches unbeaten to break the 36-year title drought. But the Albiceleste suffered a big blow in that mission by losing against Saudi Arabia in their opening match. In the end, after overcoming all the storms, the Albiceleste are in the finals of the tournament. Where they got the current champion France as opponent.
But this is not the first time, the two countries have faced each other on the world stage before. Argentina and France will meet in the final at Lucille Stadium next Sunday at 9 pm Bangladesh time. The match will be watched live on BTV, Gazi TV, T-Sports and Toffee.
Lionel Messi and Julian Alvarez became the first team to reach the final after beating Croatia in the first semi-final at the Lucille Stadium on Tuesday. World champions France became the second team to reach the final by beating Morocco in the second semi-final at the Al Bait Stadium on Wednesday (December 14).
Argentina beat Croatia 3-0 in the first semi-final and Morocco 2-0 in the second semi-final in France.
Both teams have faced each other in 12 matches so far. Which includes 8 international friendly matches, 1 independent match, 3 on the World Cup stage. Out of 3 matches played in the World Cup, France won 1 against Argentina's 2 wins. That too in the last sixteen match of the 2018 Russia World Cup. In the match France beat Argentina 4-3 to reach the quarter finals. Finally returned home with the title of service.