Argentina vs France

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The 2018 World Cup’s round of 16 begins on Saturday, and it kicks off with a huge clash. It’s Argentina vs. France in Kazan with a spot in the quarterfinals on the line. It’s Lionel Messi and company against Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and a talented French team.

The South Americans enter this match with confidence after finally getting a win. They opened with a draw to Iceland and a loss to Croatia, but a late Marcos Rojo goal against Nigeria gave them the win that secured second place in Group D. As for the French, they won Group C with two wins and a draw but haven’t been all that impressive either. They struggled to beat Australia and won on an own goal, they beat Peru 1-0 but were outplayed, and they took it easy against Denmark in the last match for a 0-0 draw that benefited both.

France will likely go with Olivier Giroud in attack to have a target man, but don’t be surprised if they instead opt for more speed in the final third. As for Argentina, who knows what we’ll see from them. The expectation is a back four, but the big question is whether Cristian Pavon will get his first start in the tournament after impressing during all of his group stage appearances in Russia. According to TyC Sports in Argentina, we would see Messi up top as a false nine, with Angel Di Maria and Pavon next to him.

When it comes to the history of these two teams, they have met twice in the past at the World Cup, both wins for Argentina, with three goals for the South Americans and one of the Europeans. A 1-0 win for Argentina at the 1930 World Cup, and a 2-1 Argentina win in the 1978 tournament.

Here’s how you can watch the match and more. And be sure to return a half an hour before kickoff for our live blog of the game:

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Argentina vs. France prediction

Argentina puts together its second straight performance, leaving an unorganized France team out of the cup thanks to a late Sergio Aguero goal. Argentina 2, France 1.

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Argentina vs France

After an uneven start in group play, France will take on a Lionel Messi and Argentina in knockout stage of the World Cup on Saturday.

France came out on the top of Group C after picking up wins against Australia and Peru to open group play. Les Bleus stayed tied with Australia for most of its opening match, winning only at the benefit of an own goal in the final minutes. The team then allowed Peru to dominate possession, placing only four shots on frame and clinging to an early goal from Kylian Mbappé to salvage the win. France escaped group play with a draw vs. Denmark, in which the team held onto possession but failed to create on offense while resting a number of regulars.

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Argentina struggled similarly in the group stage, surviving Group D after a shocking draw to Iceland and stunning 3-0 loss to Croatia. Messi shouldered the blame for his team’s failure to beat Iceland after skying a penalty kick that would have won the match and secured a top slot for the team.

The star redeemed himself in the final match of group play, a must-win for the Argentines, with a goal 14 minutes in vs. Nigeria. Marcos Rojo’s heroic volley rescued La Albiceleste, securing a second-place finish and keeping the 2014 finalists’ hopes alive.

Here’s how to watch the match:

Time: 10 a.m. ET

TV: Fox, Telemundo

Live Stream: Watch live on fuboTV. Sign up now for a free seven-day trial.

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