The Football world will come to a standstill, on Sunday 18, as two giant nations meet each other at the 2022 FIFA World Cup final, at the Lusail Stadium, in Qatar.
The defending champions and European giants, France will be heading on with the Copa America and South American giants, Argentina.
Both two teams have won two World Cups each, and they have met twelve times, with Argentina winning on six occasions, drawing thrice and France winning also thrice.
The last encounter both France and Argentina met, was in the 2018 World Cup in Russia when Mbappe scored twice in their 4-3 thrill win in the Round of 16.
Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe will be putting aside their bromance with Paris Saint Germain, as Mbappe has already won a World Cup, and Messi will be striving to win his first-ever world cup, considering this is the last tournament, he is playing for his nation, Argentina.
Qualifying for this edition's World Cup final, Argentina thrashed Croatia 3 goals to 0, thanks to goals from captain Lionel Messi and Julian Alvarez, as Theo Hernandez and Randal Kolo Muani scored a goal each in their France 2-0 win over Morocco.
The first Final the La Seleccion of Argentina played in was in the 1930 first edition of World and they lost 4-2 to the hosts, Uruguay.
On the other side surprisingly, France has only played in two finals on which they have won on both occasions.
The first time they played in the final, they won the trophy in the 1998 World Cup, on their own home soil.
The Blues of France's second win was recently in 2018, when they crushed Croatia 2 goals to 1, in a tournament that the then-teen Mbappe came into the limelight.
Comparing it to Argentina, the South American giants have been to the finals on five times, in 1930, and 1978. 1986, 1990, and 2022. They won the 1978 and 1986 tournaments, during the era of Diego Maradona.
This is the first Captain of Argentina Lionel Messi will be playing in the World Cup final, in his more than 20 years of professional career. On the other hand, France captain and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will be striving to win his second World Cup as the captain of the Blues. He has actually passed Lilian Thuram as France's most-capped men's player.
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