The biggest show on the planet kicks off today as Argentina take on France in the 2022 World Cup final. Both teams will be vying for their third star, but in largely different contexts.
For France, it is a chance to go back-to-back and cement their name as one of the best golden generations in the sport. On the other hand, Argentina will be hoping to lift their first World Cup since 1986, giving Lionel Messi the farewell he deserves.
Ahead of the game, there were several reports of changes in France’s starting lineup, but it seems all has been sorted as Didier Deschamps has fielded his best possible team. Headlining it is, of course, Kylian Mbappe on the left-wing.
Barcelona are no short of representation either, with Ousmane Dembele on the opposite side of the attack, and Jules Kounde behind him as a right-back.
Former Barça ace, Antoine Griezmann starts in the hole behind Olivier Giroud, while Adrien Rabiot returns to the team to form the double pivot with Real Madrid’s Aurelien Tchouameni.
Raphael Varane and Dayot Upamecano start in central defence, with Theo Hernandez ready to give them width from the left side of the back-four. Hugo Lloris guards the goal.