World Cup 2022: Latest news and countdown for Argentina vs France in the final – live

Finally, after what seems like an eternity, we have reached the final. We can all go back to spending time with our loved ones and watching club football once the day is done.

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In the meantime, it is the final a lot of people wanted: Messi v Mbappe. Argentina have been excellent since their opening match bashing by Saudi Arabia, while France have trudged through to the final two with some acceptable performances.

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The match kicks off at 3pm UK time, so use your search engine of choice to find out what the means for you.

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Here’s to an exciting day that the world has been waiting for since 2018, in a way.

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We can all see it, right…?

Who is running on top covered in Argentinian colours? Is Diego looking down? 🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/ZbFVKXUGZl

– Gary Lineker 💙💛 (GaryLineker) December 18, 2022

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Croatian midfielder Luka Modric said he intends to play for the Balkan country until the Nations League finals in June next year, but has not yet decided on his participation in Euro 2024.

Modric helped Croatia win the bronze medal at the World Cup in Qatar, after defeating Morocco 2-1 in the match for third place on Saturday, after it finished second in the 2018 edition in Russia.

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said this week that Modric is likely to participate in the European Championships in Germany despite his age if the team qualify, but the 37-year-old said on Saturday that he would consider his options.

About my future? I don’t know if I’ll even play the Euros in Germany. Modric told beIN Sports. “I’m enjoying the national team and I’m feeling happy. I still think I can perform at a high level. Then after that, there will be more time to think about the Euros. Now it’s (to) go step by step and continue at least until the Nations League and then we’ll see.” Reuters

I’m sure he’s open to suggestions.

@employee Are you surprised that David Squires didn’t hit upon the idea of ​​fitting a migrant worker to a Jules Rimet cup? Or is it?

– Krish (@vkmagus) December 18, 2022

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@employee Are you surprised that David Squires didn’t hit upon the idea of ​​fitting a migrant worker to a Jules Rimet cup? Or is it?

– Krish (@vkmagus) December 18, 2022

Buenos Aires prepares.

A man dressed as a bear takes part in a rally in support of the national team.
A man dressed as a bear takes part in a rally in support of the national team. Photo: Rodrigo Abd/AP
Street selling World Cup merchandise.
Street selling World Cup merchandise. Photo: Rodrigo Abd/AP
Maradona Mobile.
Maradona Mobile. Photo: Rodrigo Abd/AP

Let’s take a look at the two main characters in today’s match.

Nick Ames on Amy Martinez.

Jacob Steinberg on Dembele.

“Francisco here, 32-year-old Argentinian,” Good morning, Francisco.

“Awesome work throughout the World Cup from you and your teammates, deep admiration and congratulations!” Stop it!

Three things to share…

First, the incredible level of excitement here. It’s something out of this world. Encapsulated in this The Twitter thread is made of celebrations after reaching the final two days ago – I can’t even imagine what would happen if things went the way we wanted them to go yesterday (touch a million pieces of wood!).

“Second, as can be seen from how I phrased the possible outcome above, is the superstition or ‘Kabbalah’ that we Argentineans use. Of all things, you are not supposed to say something that might happen lest you jinx it. So not everyone here talking about the match will say anything. Like “we’ll win it” or the celebration starts in advance. I know people who always wear the same clothes to watch the match, others who stand up every time Messi touches the ball, or watch matches alone on purpose. So much so that this way of thinking, as a joke to hope someone loses What, we say “Ah, congrats to the team on winning the X Tournament” in a way to jinx them. Lots of lore and superstition in the hope that some god (Maradona?) can help us. Having lived in London for the past six years, I find it interesting to compare the point of view These with the classic sneer of British humor with the hymn “She’s Coming Home”.

“Third – I know the Tiger Tiger around Trafalgar Square was showing matches and it was full of Argentines.”

“Let’s go Argentina!!”

Mbappe? right Now. Antoine Griezmann is the man to stop, according to winner Karen Carney.

Fill your shoes with brevity.

Naturally, if Argentina wins and Messi scores the winning goal, and a commentator says “You can’t write that,” they should be fired immediately. I think writing the best player (ever) to score a big goal in the biggest match is really easy to write. So I can put this scenario together.

Barney Ronay has spent several busy days coughing up phlegm and writing about Doha.

Here are his latest offers…

One of the interesting things for France is the absence of Karim Benzema. He left the camp before the start of the tournament with a thigh problem, but did not return, despite playing in friendly matches with Real Madrid. His social media output has been very ambiguous in recent days, especially since he has been posting about winning the Ballon d’Or. I think there’s a bigger story to come out of once the competition is finished and dusted off.

The important thing is to get into the mood for the finale and the only way to do that is to read a plethora of Guardian features in France and Argentina.

We start with Marcela Mora y Araujo in Buenos Aires in this Messi chapter.

Jacob Steinberg looks back at France and its stars who were in this position four years ago before they beat Croatia.

Welcome

Finally, after what seems like an eternity, we make it to the final. We can all go back to spending time with our loved ones and watching football after the day is done.

Meanwhile, it’s the final match many people wanted: Messi vs. Mbappe. Argentina put in an excellent performance since the opening match against Saudi Arabia, while France reached the last two matches with some acceptable performances.

Match starts at 3pm UK time so use your search engine of choice to see what they mean to you.

Here is an exciting day that the world has been waiting for since 2018 in a way.


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