Argentina-France: the probable formations

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Likely lineups

At 4 p.m. Italian time, the final act of the Qatar 2022 World Cup will be staged at the Lusail Iconic Stadium: ready to do battle will be Mbappé’s France, the defending champion, and Lionel Messi’s Argentina, at the last rainbow event of their careers. Refereeing the match will be Polish whistle-bearer Marciniak.

No changes in the ranks of the Albiceleste, with head coach Lionel Scaloni not changing any of the personnel from those who took the field against the Netherlands in the quarterfinals and against Croatia in the semifinals. Once again Julian Alvarez will be preferred over Lautaro Martinez.

‘Blues’ coach Didier Deschamps will also make no changes to the lineup: in fact, the reigning world champions will take the field with the starters seen since the beginning of the tournament.

Probable lineups

ARGENTINA (3-5-2): E. Martinez; Romero, Otamendi, L. Martinez; Molina, De Paul, Fernandez, Mac Allister, Acuna; Messi, Alvarez. CT: Scaloni.

FRANCE (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Koundè, Varane, Upamecano, T. Hernandez; Tchouameni, Rabiot; Dembelè, Griezmann, Mbappè; Giroud. CT: Deschamps.

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