The coach said France's characteristics of quick ball recovery and pace on the break through Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud would make them particularly unsafe if Argentina were unable to dominate possession. It is going to be a great match and we hope to answer the call to continue with our (World Cup) adventure, ' Lloris said at a press conference, broadcast by FIFATV on YouTube. "They are among the very best contenders and we will need to be very consistent to come out on top of a very hard match".
The opening match of the knockout stage of the 2018 World Cup will kick off in spectacular fashion.
Another shake-up looms for the Argentina match, with Deschamps unlikely to have teenage juggernaut Kylian Mbappe starting on the bench again or to rest Paul Pogba. "They also have [Barcelona] team-mates whom I know well".
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Sampaoli was unstinting in his praise of Messi, describing him as "the best player in the world" and a "genius", but preferred to focus more on the display he expected from his whole team on Saturday. He said: 'There is so much expectation around Messi, which I think is normal, but still I think the Argentina team has a lot to show.
Where is the FIFA World Cup 2018 France v/s Argentina match? On both occasions, they reached the final, losing it in 1930 and winning in 1978.
Argentina have gone past the first round for the 12th time in their last 13 World Cup appearances, the only exception coming in 2002.
This World Cup notwithstanding, France has lost just once in its last 15 matches.
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Messi offered Argentina fans a tantalising moment of brilliance with his goal as Jorge Sampaoli's men beat Nigeria 2-1 to avoid a group-stage exit. He is the last Argentinean player to score against France, back in February 2009 in a friendly (2-0).
"We will try to stop him but he's not the only one in this Argentina team, they have other strikers". "France are a very good team with very good individual players".
Mbappe, 19, scored France's victor as they beat Peru 1-0 on June 21 in Yekaterinburg.
"We have two completely different styles but I have faith we will impose our own style and dictate the pace and rhythm of the game".
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