France v Argentina, 30 June 2018

Score4-3 to France
RefereeAlireza Faghani
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
VenueKazan Arena, Kazan
Attendance42,873
Kick-off: 5.00pm local France v Argentina was Match 50 of the FIFA World Cup 2018 Refereeing team: Referee: Alireza Faghani (Iran) Assistant Referee 1: Reza Sokhandan (Iran) Assistant Referee 2: Mohammadreza Mansouri (Iran) Fourth Official: Julio Bascunan (Chile) Reserve AR: Christian Schiemann (Chile) VAR: Massimiliano Irrati (Italy) With this win, France had now reached the quarter-finals in consecutive World Cup finals for the first time. This was the first time that Argentina had lost a competitive international game despite scoring three or more goals. Kylian Mbappé became the first teenager to score two or more goals in a game at the World Cup finals since Brazil's Pele against Sweden in 1958. Didier Deschamps became the first manager to take charge of 80 games for France. The previous record holder was Raymond Domenech (79 games from 2004 to 2010). This was the fifth time that Argentina had conceded four or more goals in a World Cup finals game and first since a 4-0 defeat by Germany in the quarter-finals in 2010. Argentina conceded a penalty in a World Cup finals knock-out game for the first time since 1998 when England's Alan Shearer converted in a 2nd round tie in Saint-Etienne. Javier Mascherano became the first-ever player to be shown a total of seven yellow cards at the World Cup finals. Argentina had won both of the previous meetings at the World Cup finals; 1-0 in 1930 in Montevideo and 2-1 in 1978 in Buenos Aires. They had won six of the 11 prevoius encounters (lost two). France were now unbeaten in nine World Cup finals games against South American opposition (won five). Argentina in 1978 were the last nation from the CONMEBOL confederation to beat France at the World Cup finals.

4  France

Manager: Didier Deschamps

3  Argentina

Manager: Jorge Sampaoli

Goals:

Antoine Griezmann penalty 13 P
Benjamin Pavard 57 G
Kylian Mbappé 64 G
Kylian Mbappé 68 G

Goals:

Angel Di María 41 G
Gabriel Mercado 48 G
Sergio Agüero 90 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (captain)
Defender Lucas Hernández
Defender Benjamin Pavard
Defender Samuel Umtiti
Defender Raphaël Varane
Midfielder N'Golo Kanté
Midfielder Blaise Matuidi
Midfielder Paul Pogba
Midfielder/Forward Antoine Griezmann
Forward Olivier Giroud
Forward Kylian Mbappé

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Franco Armani
Defender Gabriel Mercado
Defender Marcos Rojo
Defender/Midfielder Javier Mascherano
Midfielder Éver Banega
Midfielder Angel Di María
Midfielder Enzo Pérez
Midfielder/Forward Lionel Messi (captain)
Forward Cristian Pavón

Substitutions:

Corentin Tolisso for Blaise Matuidi 75
Nabil Fekir for Antoine Griezmann 83
Florian Thauvin for Kylian Mbappé 89

Substitutions:

Federico Fazio for Marcos Rojo 46
Sergio Agüero for Enzo Pérez 66
Maximiliano Meza for Cristian Pavón 75

Cards:

Blaise Matuidi 72 Y
Benjamin Pavard 73 Y
Olivier Giroud 90 Y

Cards:

Marcos Rojo 11 Y
Nicolás Tagliafico 19 Y
Javier Mascherano 43 Y
Éver Banega 49 Y
Nicolás Otamendi 90 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Alphonse Aréola
Goalkeeper Steve Mandanda
Defender Presnel Kimpembe
Defender Benjamin Mendy
Defender Adil Rami
Defender Djibril Sidibé
Midfielder Thomas Lemar
Midfielder Steven N'Zonzi
Midfielder Florian Thauvin
Midfielder Corentin Tolisso
Midfielder/Forward Ousmane Dembélé
Midfielder/Forward Nabil Fekir

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Willy Caballero
Goalkeeper Nahuel Guzmán
Defender Cristian Ansaldi
Defender Federico Fazio
Midfielder Marcos Acuña
Midfielder Lucas Biglia
Midfielder Giovani Lo Celso
Midfielder Maximiliano Meza
Midfielder Eduardo Salvio
Forward Sergio Agüero
Forward Paulo Dybala

Comments:

Sergio Agüero scored in the third minute of added time at the end of the game.