In the first Round of 16 match of 2018 FIFA World Cup, France and Argentina go head to head at the Kazan Arena. France topped Group C and made it to the next stage while Argentina finished as runner-up in Group D. Both the sides will be looking to put up a good show and advance in the quarterfinals. Argentina does start as favourites, but their recent form is something that pushes for a balanced contest. Stay tuned for the live updates of Argentina vs France. France vs Argentina, Live Streaming of Round of 16 Football Match 1: Get Knockout Stage Telecast & Free Online Stream Details in India for 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Argentina’s progression to the next round was nothing short of a drama. The Lionel Messi-led side opened their campaign in a shocking manner with a 1-1 draw against Iceland. Subsequently, they were handed a 0-3 by Croatia. In their last group-stage game, Argentina faced a must-win situation against Nigeria. And it was only Marcus Rojo’s late winner that saved the South Americans from being eliminated.
France, on the other hand, had a smooth but not so impressive journey. They did finish as group winners but had to toil hard for their wins against weaker opponents like Australia and Peru. And in their last match, France were held to a goalless draw by Denmark. The game against Argentina is France’s first big test in the tournament and they would love to pass it with ease. France vs Argentina Head-to-Head; South American Team Has an Upper Hand Over Les Bleus Ahead of 2018 FIFA World Cup Pre-Quarters.
France probable starting lineup: Lloris; Sidibe, Varane, Umtiti, Hernandez; Kante, Matuidi; Mbappe, Pogba, Fekir; Griezmann.
Argentina probable starting lineup: Armani; Mercado, Otamendi, Rojo, Tagliafico; Mascherano, Banega, Perez; Meza, Aguero, Messi.