Let’s take a look at who has been the top player for both nations throughout the competition in their combined eleven.
Argentina and France manifest to be aiming at the World Cup trophy after reaching the final. and both nations have different motives for wanting to win this prestigious football trophy. Messi is in his second FIFA World Cup final, and despite having won every attainable trophy in his career, the World Cup has managed to evade him, and this could be the tipping point for the 35-year-old, who has declared that the World Cup 2022 final will be his final match in the showpiece, to retire with the highest honour of his storied career.
After collecting the World Cup trophy in 2018, reaching the second World Cup final is another proud occasion for France. They hope to become the third nation, after Italy and France, to take home the trophy for the second time in succession. Players gave their heart and spirit on the field to ensure their country reach the final, and after careful consideration, we have selected a combined Argentina vs France XI for the World Cup 2022 Final.
Goalkeeper: Emiliano Martinez
Martinez gets the nod over Lloris because of his stunning interventions in the final stages against Australia to restrict the Kangaroos from an equalizer, and he was a protagonist once more the following match with two penalty saves in a penalty shootout against the Netherlands. Lloris has also been remarkable, but Martinez has climbed to the next level in a number of tough circumstances.
Right-back: Jules Kounde
Kounde prefers to play as a central defender, but Deschamps chose him to play as a right back, and the player has performed admirably. Although Molina has a goal and has been solid defensively, Kounde is much more tactical, and it is challenging for attackers to get further beyond him.
Centre back: Raphael Varane
Raphael Varane has been a crucial part of France’s success in FIFA World Cup 2022
Varane is France’s part and parcel of defence, and despite recuperating from an injury, he is still at his sharpest, starting every game. Although Romero is tenacious and good in the air, he sometimes misreads the ball, leading in hasty tackles, whereas Varane’s understanding of the ball helps him to make correct challenges and disrupt counter-attacks with his mobility.
Centre back: Nicolas Otamendi
Otamendi has been Argentina’s premier defender in each and every game, a cornerstone in the wall for the white and blue. He is fearless and does not dread any player, and he is a physical defender who excels in every scenario, with or without possession. Makes accurate interceptions and interprets the game well. As a result, he gets the nod over Upamecano.
Left-back: Theo Hernandez
Hernandez occupies the right-back position, so there is no discussion over who should start there. Nicolas Tagliafico and Marcos Acuna have been excellent, but Hernandez has been dominating. He did not even start the first match, but what followed was nothing short of exceptional performance in every encounter.
Midfielder: Antoine Griezmann
Griezmann has been an overall great player for France in midfield after hopping clubs and a streak of poor performances at the club level. He has been a completely different player and his work effort has helped France win possession and play with panache against any side. His performances ensured that France did not miss its top midfielders, Kante and Pogba.
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Midfielder: Enzo Fernandez
Phenomenal midfielder who redefined Argentina’s game system with his inventive and technical play. Enzo Fernandez did not start the first game, but he made a point to start every game he was given, and he is currently the most significant midfielder in this World Cup, with a goal and an assist.
Attacking Midfielder: Alexis max Allister
Mac Allister has been a complete midfielder for the White and Blue, bringing flair and outstanding ball retention across defence to attack. He is Argentina’s most efficient midfielder, creating space for his teammates and acting as a more progressive creator.
Right-wing: Lionel Messi
Four goals and three assists are sufficient to determine who is on the right flank. Although he is used more centrally in the system, he usually returns to his original position and occasionally drops into midfield to command the game or set up an assist from anywhere on the field. Argentina’s most thorough performance. He has led the national squad and will attempt to win his accolade on Sunday.
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Centre forward: Julian Alvarez
Although Giroud has a better understanding of the game and is a proven goalscorer, Alvarez has played a major role in producing goals besides Messi. In the tournament, he has scored as many goals as Giroud. Giroud has unbelievably good link-up play, but Alvarez tends to drop back and initiate an attack with his excellent pace and is more productive in the game, therefore we went with the Manchester City player over Giroud.
Left-wing: Kylian Mbappe
Kylian Mbappe is the leading goalscorer at FIFA World Cup 2022
Mbappe has played in his preferred role, and what a performer he has been at the World Cup; scoring goals has been an effortless task for him throughout the tournament. He has indeed been handling France’s goals and hopes to win his first Golden Boot of the World Cup if he scores in the final.
So, here is our combined eleven for Argentina vs. France; let us know yours in the comments section.
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