Kylian Mbappe, Hugo Lloris's France in the World Cup final again after four years. This time their last opponent in the final is Argentina
Kylian Mbappe, Hugo Lloris's France in the World Cup final again after four years. This time their last opponent in the final is Argentina. The title fight will be held at Lucille Iconic Stadium on December 18. However, France captain Hugo Lloris knows very well that it will not be easy to retain the title.
Argentina started the World Cup with a loss to Saudi Arabia. Lionel Messi played every match like a final after that. As the tournament progressed, the Argentinian's game increased. On the way to the finals, they defeated opponents like the Netherlands in the quarter-finals and last year's runner-up Croatia in the semi-finals.
The France captain is thinking about this continuous competitive football game with Argentina. At the same time, Messi who radiates youth at the age of 35 is giving extra thought pressure.
After defeating Morocco 2-0 to reach the final, Lloris' voice was heard to warn, 'Argentina is a very big team. They have shown how competitive it can be. And they have a player like Messi who left a mark on the game of football. The final has all the makings of a great match. We will try to keep everything for ourselves.
France, who won the World Cup in Russia four years ago, have lost just one match in this tournament. That was after qualifying for the second round, in the last match of the group stage to Tunisia. After that, they beat Poland in the last sixteen, England in the quarter-finals, and finally Morocco in the final.
Defender Theo Hernandez and substitute forward Randal Kolo Muani scored in the semi-final for Didier Deschamps' side. Ousmane Dembele's substitute Nama Muanyi scored after just 44 seconds. The 24-year-old forward is now looking forward to the final against Argentina.
He said, "I hope we can take the last step." Finals are not just games to play, finals are matches to be won. We will play with the hunger and conviction to win.