France and Argentina will play the first Round of 16 match of 2018 FIFA World Cup against each other on 30 June. Here is the info about Indian time and TV telecast channels of Argentina vs France. The Argentines made a remarkable comeback in the group stage and thanks to goals from Lionel Messi and Marcos Rojo who put Argentina in this round. Meanwhile France have had a decent first round that went undefeated in first three games. Two top Football powerhouses are to take on against each other in the biggest Football competition. Are you ready for the giant clash?
Argentina and their talisman Lionel Messi need to find form fast if they are to go any further in FIFA World Cup 2018 when they meet France, who are yet to live up to their hype, on Saturday. The first clash of the World Cup 2018 Round of 16 in Russia promises to be a fascinating one as two most under-achieving sides of the tournament face-off at Kazan Arena. All the chinks in the armour of an ageing and unbalanced Argentina side were ruthlessly exposed when they were thrashed by Croatia in the group stage. However, they roared back as Messi finally opened his account in the tournament before Marcos Rojo volleyed in a stunning winner against Nigeria.
France Vs Argentina Indian Time | 2018 FIFA World Cup
According to Indian Standard Time, France vs Argentina will begin at 7:30 pm on 30 June 2018. The match will be played at the Kazan Arena which has a seating capacity of more than 45,000 spectators.
|Competition||2018 FIFA World Cup|
|Date||30 June 2018 [India]|
|Time||7:30 pm [IST]|
|Seating capacity||45,379 spectators|
|Round||Round of 16|
France Vs Argentina TV Channels in India
Telecast Channels: Sony Ten 2/3/ESPN/HD 2/HD 3
Indian fans can watch it live on TV channels Sony Ten 2, Sony Ten 3, Sony ESPN. You can also watch it in high definition on HD versions of these channels.
France Vs Argentina Match Preview
The two times World Champions have kept a clean sheet in 8 of their last 11 head to head meetings with the French side. This is the 12th meeting of both teams. France are undefeated by any team from CONMEBOL Confederation in the last 8 FIFA World Cups. The last team against whom France failed to win was Argentina in 1978 FIFA World Cup.
Argentina qualified to this round as Group Runners-up. They won one, drew one, and lost one game in the group stage round and collected 4 points. Meanwhile, France entered to this round as Group Winners with 7 points in 3 games. The thing to note that France scored just 3 goals in first three games out of which one was given by VAR.
Lionel Messi scored his first ever goal of this World Cup when his side needed it most. After missing the target in the first two games, Messi broke the deadlock in the third group game against Nigeria.
French forward Antoine Griezmann have scored one goal in the first three games of the competition so far. He was the highest goal scorer of UEFA Euro 2016 and netted four times in the World Cupqualifiers.
Team Squads of both teams
Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda, Alphonse Areola
Defenders: Benjamin Pavard, Presnel Kimpembe, Raphael Varane, Samuel Umtiti, Adil Rami, Djibril Sidibe, Lucas Hernandez, Benjamin Mendy
Midfielders: Paul Pogba, Corentin Tolisso, Blaise Matuidi, Steven Nzonzi
Forwards: Antoine Griezmann, Thomas Lemar, Olivier Giroud, Ousmane Dembele, Nabil Fekir, Florian Thauvin.
Goalkeepers: Nahuel Guzman, Franco Armani, Wilfredo Caballero
Defenders: Gabriel Mercado, Nicolas Tagliafico, Cristian Ansaldi, Federico Fazio, Marcos Acuna, Javier Mascherano, Marcos Rojo, Nicolas Otamendi, Eduardo Salvio
Midfielders: Lucas Biglia, Ever Banega, Angel Di Maria, Maximiliano Meza, Enzo Perez, Giovani Lo Celso, Cristian Pavon
Forwards: Gonzalo Higuain, Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Paulo Dybala.
Players to watch
- Lionel Messi: One of the greatest of all time will have so many eyes on him. Despite Argentina disappointed run in the first two games, Argentina still managed to qualify for this round and he has huge credit behind this.
- Antoine Griezmann: The striker may have only scored just one goal so far, but he is the man of big games. It should not be forget that France played the final of Euro 2016 because of Griezmann’s five goals in the competition.
- Angel Di Maria: After tasting a huge Success at the Real Madrid, the midfielder is is at his peak powers. His vital role in the mid-field of Argentina is the backbone for the whole team.
- Paul Pogba: He is always a key player and the most used player of today’s French side. He creates great chances for his team-mates and makes things easier for them.
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