A full month of enthralling football in the FIFA World Cup 2022 is about to culminate with the clash of the titans in the final. Lionel Messi-driven Argentina take on the invincible French juggernaut led by their coach Didier Deschamps at the Lusail Iconic Stadium.
France got the better of a highly-spirited Moroccan unit in the semi-final courtesy of goals from Theo Hernandez and Randal Kolo Muani. The African team had their share of chances, but the defence led by Raphael Varane did not let anything behind their keeper.
Argentina had a rather smooth sailing against Croatia in the first semi-final. Croatia, who managed to squeeze the life out of their last two opponents in the round of 16 and quarterfinals, failed to do the same with the Albiceleste.
After Lionel Messi gave them the lead with a terrifically taken penalty, Julian Alvarez scored twice - a terrific solo attempt with a slice of fortune in the first strike and some Messi-magic sprinkled on the second.
Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi lead the Golden Boot race with five goals each. Messi, who is possibly the strongest contender for the Golden Ball with five goals and three assists, has made one goal contribution more than his French counterpart (Mbappe - five goals + two assists). Live broadcast of the FIFA World Cup 2022 final will be available on Sports18.
Argentina reached the FIFA World Cup final for the sixth time, having previously done so in 1930, 1978, 1986, 1990 and 2014. As for France, it will be their fourth appearance at this level, after 1998, 2006 and 2018. Watch the Argentina vs France FIFA World Cup live in India.
Both Argentina and France have won the FIFA World Cup twice and will be targeting their third title.
Where to watch FIFA World Cup 2022 final live in India?
The live streaming of the Argentina vs France FIFA World Cup 2022 final will be available on the Jio Cinema app and website.
The FIFA World Cup 2022 final will be telecast live in India on Sports18 HD & SD channels.
FIFA World Cup 2022 final date and India match time
All timings are in Indian Standard Time (IST).
Sunday, December 18 - Argentina vs France, Lusail Stadium - 8.30 PM IST