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2018 FIFA World Cup - Predicting the Winners of Each Round of 16 Match

Kartik Seth
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 16:33 IST

France vs Argentina

The showdown which is the hardest to predict
The showdown which is the hardest to predict

Boy, What a Roller Coaster ride it has been for Argentina so far in this World Cup. Almost on the brink of an early elimination after poor performances in the first two matches, the Runner-Ups from the last edition somehow managed to tackle an imminent exit with the Defending champions to qualify at the expense of Iceland.

However, it won't be an easy task for the struggling squad as they have the mighty France as their adversary in the next match. Just saying that Argentina's stint has been underwhelming so far would be an understatement, as the team struggled in all the departments - Be it defending, striking and even team selection. To make the matters worse, their star player, Lionel Messi, has struggled big time and has one managed to score one goal in 3 matches.

Their opponents, France, have had a far better tournament so far. Even though they haven't scored a large number of goals, they have successfully managed to prevent other teams from scoring goals. This is the only match in this Round that features two former champions, and, considering the way the two teams have played so far, it's not that hard to predict that France have an upper hand in this showdown.

Prediction: France ends Argentina's run

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Published 29 Jun 2018, 18:22 IST
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