Final score: France 4-3 Argentina
Lionel Messi saved an Argentine side against Nigeria, but failed to save his out-of-court midfielder and his defense against a higher-ranking opponent. France was just too good. It was also a bit of a passing torch moment – 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe scored two goals and a penalty that looks like he's worth every single part of the 180 million euros that Paris Saint-Germain is willing to pay.
GOAL Sergio Aguero! France 4-3 Argentina
It's not over yet! Substitute striker Aguero has his side back in play shortly before added time. Messi delivered a great ball and Aguero beat all the French defenders to put his head on it and score.
GOAL Kylan Mbappe! France 4-2 Argentina
He made it again! France has absolutely dismembered Argentina with a precise counterattack, and Mbappe was there to finish it. Lloris -> Umtiti -> Griezmann -> Matuidi -> Giroud -> Mbappe, over the entire length of the course in 1
GOAL Kylian Mbappe! France 3: 2 Argentina
What an absolutely outrageous game that is. Less than 10 minutes after Pavard's power, France is in the lead. A cross from Theo Hernandez took the chance, and Mbappe brilliantly managed to find the ball, to find a little distance and finish.
GOAL Benjamin Pavard! France 2: 2 Argentina
Benjamin Pavard? BENJAMIN PAVARD! The regularly slandered France, the least world-famous player in the squad, has just scored one of the tournament's best goals. Take a look at the spin in this shot, Pavards first career international goal. Unreal.
GOAL Gabriel Mercado! Argentina 2-1 France
Lionel Messi and Gabriel Mercado have put Argentina ahead with a flawless play. The original delivery was diverted back to Messi, who was able to turn over Blaise Matuidi and fire a shot. Hugo Lloris was in a position to rescue, but Mercado reversed the ball and he dribbled past the helpless French goalkeeper.
Halftime score: France – 1: 1
The first half was all France it seemed To be now on the way to a simple victory until Angel Di Maria emerged from 30 meters with a Wundergoal. Now, instead of silencing his team in the second half, French coach Didier Deschamps will consider attacking the submarines.
Argentina can not be satisfied with the big goal. They fought with Messi as a lone fighter and need to think about introducing one of Sergio Agüero, Gonzalo Higuain or Paulo Dybala.
GOAL Angel Di Maria! France – 1: 1 Argentina
What a hit! Angel Di Marias had a tough half-time, but France could not close it inexplicably, and the Argentinian midfielder had as much time as he wanted to give his shot. You can not do better than that.
PENALTY! Marcos Rojo tows down Kylian Mbappe. Antoine Griezmann … SCORES! France 1-0 Argentina
If Kylian Mbappe ever won a balloon d & # 39; Or, we could look back on this moment as the world learned how good he would be. The run he began with this punishment was absurd. 60 yards, full sprint, after three defenders, and penalty.
Griezmann hits the crossbar!
What a free kick that was.
France has left much to the disappointment of all sides too short. Defensive lineup again. Defensive midfielder Blaise Matuidi plays on the left for reasons that are hard to spot. Argentina has also made a big change and has decided not to play any of its true strikers. Lionel Messi will come out on top in a 4-3-3 game.
France – Argentina – Lineups
France and Argentina play their first game in the knockout round on Saturday. The game will take place at 10:00 ET in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, and you can see it on FOX and Telemundo. Online streaming is also available in English via FOX Sports Go here or in Spanish via Telemundo here.
The winner of this match will be the first team that is placed in the quarterfinal round, whose opponent is unknown until the winner of Uruguay and Portugal is decided later on Saturday.
France vs Argentina Time, TV Station and Streaming Info
Time: 10 pm ET
Location: Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia
TV: FOX (English), Telemundo (Spanish)  Streaming: Watch the game on Fox Sports Go (English) and Telemundo Deportes en vivo (Spanish) for free when you log in to your TV provider. It is also on subscription services like Fubo and Hulu.
Odds: France -0.25 (Full odds on OddsShark)
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France vs Argentina read news before kick-off
Argentine players are reportedly ignoring manager Jorge Sampaoli and making decisions for themselves
We should have known that it would be Argentina. We did not do it. After Spain had dismissed its manager Julen Lopetegui one day before the start of the World Cup, it was easy to believe that Spain would be the team that mutinied, revolted or dived into chaos in the tournament.
Argentina still broken, but Lionel Messi and Marcos Rojo bought them time
After defeating Nigeria 2-1 yesterday to advance to the knockout stages of the 2018 World Cup, my colleague Kim McCauley brought a recurring scene in the Bourne Film franchise. In almost every movie, there is a part where Jason Bourne gets hurt, is shot dead, and he has to break into a hospital or pharmacy and emergency surgery. An injection of lidocaine. Tweezers relieved a bullet from his thigh. The recovery is always just enough to keep Bourne moving. It is not a permanent solution. He is not healed by any imagination – the guy is still shot. But he lives. That's just Argentina.