Argentina will clash heads with France at the Lusail Iconic Stadium on Sunday evening, hoping to pick up a win and lift the 2022 World Cup. Lionel Scaloni’s men will be coming into the match on the back of a stunning 3-0 victory over Croatia whereas Didier Deschamps’ men recorded a 2-0 win against Morocco in the semi-finals.
Lionel Scaloni will probably opt for the 4-3-3 formation; however, he might make some changes for the upcoming fixture as Marcos Acuna looks likely to make his way back into the starting eleven.
4-3-3 Argentina Predicted Lineup Vs France
Emiliano Martinez is expected to start in goal for the upcoming encounter. The Aston Villa shot-stopper would be looking to put up a strong performance and add to his tally of clean sheets on Sunday.
Nicolas Otamendi will form the centre-half partnership with Cristian Romero at the heart of Argentina’s backline.
Nahuel Molina is a guaranteed starter at the right-back position, whereas Marcos Acuna will feature as the left-back. The duo would be expected to stay compact and keep their shape defensively.
Lisandro Martinez will have to settle for a place on the bench but could be brought on in the latter stages of the game if needed.
Enzo Fernandez is expected to start in the central midfield position whereas Rodrigo de Paul will slot in as the defensive midfielder. The duo would be determined to perform well and dominate the midfield proceedings against France on Sunday.
Alexis Mac Allister remains a sure-fire starter this week and it’ll be an understatement to say that Argentina will be highly dependent on the Brighton star’s creative work if they wish to pick up a positive result.
Leandro Paredes could be introduced in the second forty-five minutes of the match.
Julian Alvarez and Angel di Maria will take up the wide positions, playing on the left and right wing respectively.
Lionel Messi is expected to lead the line for Argentina. The 35-year-old would hope to find the back of the net when he faces off against the French defence that has conceded five goals in their last six matches.
Lautaro Martinez will have to settle for a place on the bench but he could come on in the second half if needed.