France Vs. Argentina: Final Flowering Moments at Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup
France’s defense will have its buzz saw aimed primarily at Lionel Messi
The Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup sees its final game later today at 15:00 GMT at the magnificent Lusail Stadium. France will play Argentina in what promises to be a clash of countries with soccer beauty, discipline, and fantasy. Indeed, there are indications that this will be a global soccer feast to remember.
France comes into this game as defending champions, having won the trophy for the second time at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, while Argentina also has an equal number of wins, the last time being at Mexico in 1986. Both countries represent the best in contemporary soccer culture, but a winner must emerge later today.
Argentina is expertly coached by Lionel Scaloni and rides on the colossal talents and imagination of Lionel Messi, a star player at PSG of France. He is backed by the genius of players like Julian Alvarez, Angel Di Maria, Lautaro Martinez, Paulo Dybala, Alexis Mac Allister, and an overall team that is cleverly selected for this tournament. France’s defense will have its buzz saw aimed primarily at Lionel Messi, a seven-time winner of the Ballon d’Or award. But Les Blues know that other players are equally top-class, and they must always keep their defensive formation. The French are not unfamiliar with the artistry and destructive power of the Argentines. But they also boast of players that can sometimes be as elusive as the French Mirage fighter jet.
Didier Deschamps sits on the bench as coach of the French national soccer team. He has soccer’s finest genes, having won the World Cup as a player on home soil in 1998 and as a coach in 2018 in Russia. His team parades the speed and skills of Kylian Mbappe, a gemstone at PSG of France. Overall, the French team is a bunch of some of the finest in the game. Olivier Giroud, Ousmane Dembele, Raphael Varane, Dayot Upamecano, Antione Griezmann, Kingsley Coman, and Hugo Lloris are some easily recognizable names the French have given world soccer.
France will win. No. Argentina will triumph. But it doesn’t matter who wins at the end of the day. What is important is that football will win, and humanity will be better together if the game ends under a pleasing atmosphere of goodwill and love. The world is waiting.
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