Argentina vs France Head to Head in FIFA World Cup

Last Modified Dec 19, 2022 17:21 GMT




The FIFA World Cup has witnessed several high-octane clashes in the past, and the 2022 edition is set to produce a few more memorable encounters. Argentina and France are two of the biggest names in world football and go lock horns in the latter stages of the competition.


France are the reigning champions at the moment and stormed their way to the trophy in 2018. With Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann in their ranks, Les Bleus remain one of the favourites yet again ahead of the Qatar World Cup.


Argentina, on the other hand, have emerged as bonafide contenders this year and have thrived under Lionel Scaloni. The Albicelestes were exceptional in their Copa America campaign last year and will face a few formidable tests in their quest to win the World Cup.


Argentina vs France Head-to-Head Record


WinsDrawsLosses
Argentina633
France336


Argentina have an impressive record against France and have won six out of the 12 matches played between the two teams. France have managed only three victories against Argentina but have troubled their South American opponents in the recent past.


In the FIFA World Cup, Argentina have a historical advantage over France and have won two victories as opposed to France’s one victory. Les Bleus have dominated recent proceedings between the two teams, however, and won their previous game in the 2018 World Cup by a 4-3 margin.


Argentina vs France Head-to-Head Statistics



Argentina and France have experienced a similar amount of success in the FIFA World Cup - both nations have won the trophy twice. Argentina won the World Cup in 1978 and 1986, while France’s victories in 1998 and 2018 have been more recent.


Argentina are currently on an unbeaten run of 36 games and did not lose a single game over the course of their triumphant Copa America campaign. The Albicelestes lost their previous game in 2019 and have been unbeaten for nearly three years.


After a run of two clean sheets against France in 2007 and 2009, Argentina conceded four goals against Les Bleus in their previous game. Kylian Mbappe was virtually unstoppable on the day, winning a penalty and scoring twice to knock Argentina out of the competition.


Argentina have a good scoring record against France and have found the back of the net a total of six times in their last three matches against the European giants.


Argentina vs France Previous Meeting

The last meeting between these two sides came in the Round of 16 in the 2018 World Cup. It was an exciting matchup which ended 4-3 for France. Mbappe was the star of the show as he scored two goals and won a penalty as well.


Argentina vs France 2022- World Cup Final

The two sides played out an absolute classic of a World Cup final as the game ended 3-3 in extra time and went to penalties where Argentina won 4-2.


Frequently Asked Questions


When was the last time Argentina played France in a World Cup?


Argentina last played France in the Round of 16 in the 2018 edition of the FIFA World Cup. France won the game by a 4-3 margin and knocked Argentina out of the tournament.


How many times have France qualified for the World Cup?


France have qualified for the FIFA World Cup on 16 different occasions. This is their seventh consecutive appearance in the competition.


Has France ever missed the World Cup?


France have failed to qualify for the World Cup four times, missing out on the tournament in 1940, 1974, 1990, and 1994. They were invited to the 1950 World Cup but withdrew from the competition.



Have France and Argentina played in the World Cup?


Argentina and France have faced four times in World Cups - 1930, 1978, 2018 and 2022.


How many times did France beat Argentina?


France's solitary World Cup win over Argentina came in 2018, in the Round of 16.


Who won the World Cup - France or Argentina?


France won their second World Cup in 2018 as they beat Croatia 4-2 in the final.



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