Kabul: Argentina and France will face off in the 2022 FIFA World Cup final after powering through the semifinals.
France ended Morocco’s World Cup dream in the later match, striking early through Theo Hernandez before Randal Kolo Muani made it 2-0 in the second half after Les Bleus had survived some sustained pressure.
The stage is set for the 2022 World Cup final, and it’s going to be a doozy. Lionel Messi and Argentina will take on Kylian Mbappe and defending champions France on Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. ET.
This will be the fourth time the two sides have played in a World Cup match. Argentina beat France in the group stage in 1930 and 1978, while France came out the victors in a round of 16 game four years ago. Overall, Argentina leads the head-to-head series 6W-3L-3D.
Plenty of starpower on both squads but all eyes will be on Messi and Mbappe. Not only are they teammates at Paris Saint-Germain, but they lead the Golden Boot race as the tournament’s top scorer with five goals apiece.