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The 2022 FIFA World Cup final will be between Argentina and France. The young French superstar Kylian Mbappé will play against the living legend Lionel Messi of Argentina.
France can repeat as World Cup champions after winning in 2018. (the last team to repeat was Brazil in 1962). Messi’s final World Cup may be his last chance to win.
Argentina reached the final after beating Croatia 3-0. The South American team, which lost to Saudi Arabia in its opener and nearly lost to the Netherlands in a penalty shootout in the tournament quarterfinals.
France won the group stage and knockout phase to reach the final. Les Bleus had a hard time against England in the quarterfinals, but they made it to the final after beating Morocco 2-0.
The final has several narratives. Paris Saint-Germain teammates Mbappé and Messi are battling for the World Cup trophy and golden boot (most goals in a World Cup).
Messi has said that this tournament will be his last opportunity to win a World Cup trophy.
Messi is appearing in his second World Cup final in five tournaments, having lost to Germany 1-0 in 2014.
France winning would give Mbappé his second World Cup before 24. Brazilian legend Pelé is the only player to have won three World Cups.
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Sunday, December 18, 10 am ET