Argentina rumored eleven for the World Cup final


Argentina national team coach Lionel Scaloni has not confirmed the team with two possible line-ups tried in training for the World Cup final.

Lionel Scaloni has a fully fit and healthy Ángel Di María for the World Cup. According to TyC Sports, Scaloni tried two different teams in training, with one difference. Here was the first team that was tried:

Emiliano Martínez; Nahuel Molina, Cristian Romero, Nicolás Otamendi, Lisandro Martínez, Marcos Acuña; Rodrigo De Paul, Enzo Fernández, Alexis Mac Allister; Lionel Messi and Julián Álvarez.

The second one had Ángel Di María in place of Lisandro Martínez.


  1. 🇫🇷 France XI: Lloris; Koundé, Varane, Upamecano, Theo Hernandez; Griezmann, Tchouaméni, Rabiot; Dembélé, Giroud, Mbappé.

    🇦🇷 Argentina XI: Dibu Martinez; Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Acuña; De Paul, Enzo Fernández, Mac Allister; Di María, Messi, Julián Álvarez

  2. Lloris – Koundé, Varane, Upamecano, T. Hernandez – Griezmann, Tchouaméni, Rabiot – O. Dembélé, Giroud, Mbappé.

    Lineup fixed for France. So much for the mind games.

    Upamecano and Theo Hernandez are the weak points. Konate is so much better than Upamecano. Faster and bigger.

  3. 2 hours remaining. To the kickoff. Its gonna be electrifying…Lets go for the win. I am sure all players are gonna give their 110 percent. If any match in which you play your heart out it is this match. Its worth it every penny off it. This victory will take them straight to the history book. For Messi its like giveing a final signature after drawing a portrait.

  4. It’s no coincidence that I started predicting the game against the Netherlands to be 3-0. It should have happened when the score was already 2-0 but that stupid referee ruined it all. I predicted the same score again and it was correct in the semi-final, luckily MacAllister almost ruined it when the score could have been raised to 4-0 or 5-0. This final I continue to predict another victory of 3-0. Not that I like this number, but I feel Argentina can do it with the current form. I don’t want to talk about the French team.

  5. I went to bed at 11:30EST last night and woke up at 1:15EST. I couldn’t sleep thinking about the game. One thing I am 100 percent sure of. Our boys will play their ass off today, and I think if Messi is going to run his ass off in any game to score or defend a lead, it will be this one for sure. This one is for all marbles. Honestly, why would he even bother going back to PSG after a world cup win? He did it all and can ride into the sunset a champion…until the next Copa America that is…

  6. Argentina has not played in WC as good as they did in Copa. The Poland match was close to the efficient football we played in Copa. The Croatia match was good but other than the first one, the goals were results of individual brilliance. There are reasons why could not repeat our Copa level. We did not have Lo Celso. We had our number 9 in injury. We had 2 of our best midfielders De Paul and Paredes coming to the tournament with minimal game time. Our second best creative game maker was coming out of injury when he was selected in the 26. And there were times when Scaloni had his usual moments of dubious decisions. But the grit of the team was even higher in this tournament. There was a zeal to overcome all odds. In contrast, France has played attractive and effective football with a formidable forward line. The Tunisia game was an aberration showing the weakness of their bench. So the final would be a game between a gritty team which has shown sparks of individual brilliance and a team with football finesse which has shown consistent quality.

    • I respectfully disagree with this comment. The copa was many months ago. Players come in and come out of form. Injuries happen. Opponents strategize. This team doesn’t have the same make up, but Scaloni has delivered the same results, on a much more complicated stage. Scaloni has managed this level of success with almost half the starters (Julian, Macallister, Enzo, Cuti, Molina, Licha) all under the age of 24. If he wins today, and that is a big if because anything can happen in a game, he will be talked about as the manager that put the AFA back on track for his work. Make no mistake about it, this team is super talented. These morons that say its just Messi don’t know shit about football. Years from now these youngsters will go down as some of the greatest legends in Argentina if we lift the cup today

    • We beat Colombia only on penalty, narrowly beat Uruguay & Paraguay, drew againts Chile. Thats not an easy tournament for Argentina by any means.

      We only win by multiple goals in two games at Copa while we had won by multiple goals in this tournament in 3 games.

      • I think you made my point, adjustment by Scaloni delivered results. Nothing dubious about his decision making. Very difficult to do what he has done with different ingredients.

      • Agree. If France scores first, we can def come back. If Argentina scores first, game will open up and I think it would be very difficult for them to break Argentina defense.

        We need to neutralize mppabe, giroud and Griezmann. If we can stop Griezmann, should naturally avoid getting mppabe and giroud touches.

    • There is no script in a match where we have to score first or we cannot score if the opponent scores first. Remember the stakes? Its a world cup. So even if they score first, we need a war cry from our leader and come back and win from there. That’s the hallmark of a champion team. And we as fans need to believe that our team can do that, not just being pessimistic that once a lead is taken by France, the game is lost. NO!!! We have to believe that this team can fight back from any situation and win the game. I would trust in Scaloni’s changes and tactics and believe that the team will deliver what has deprived us for 36 years. Believe in the team. Vamosss!!!!

  7. Its sleepless and restless hours…waiting in anticipation.

    I liked the earlier match timing. Late night in my country and i used tp watch it alone in my own space doing all cranky stuff. And we won all the remaining 5 matches.
    Now with the earlier kick off of the finals, i will be watching with entire family and iam a bit worried.

    In Hollywood we see so many scripts with fairytale ending. This is football and sometimes its cruel and has a tendency to come out differently, when the majority of the world is looking for a certain outcome.

    Though everyone says this French team is weaker than 2018 team, When i look at the goal scorers in the feench team my heart starts beating faster. Hope Scaloni can tactically scuttle the French threat and also hope our players rise upto the occassion.

    All the best everyone. Hope we come out successful.

  8. The fanchants have been legendary. Even other team & neutral supporters have liked the atmosphere created by Argentine fans in doha. Muchachos song is here to stay. There are awesome numbers by India fans also . There needs to be a playlist created by all songs across the world for Argentina national team.
    No more tactics talk & mind games. Scaloni knows what to do & there can be no complaints.

  9. Some people get a second chance in life. A very, very small percentage of footballers get a second chance to win the World Cup. This is the day, the moment of truth.
    We have been waiting 36 years.

    Hopefully we will all be ecstatic at the final whistle. Vamos Argentina.

    • I think it will end 3-0 for us. Guess if that becomes true, then it wilk be a sweet revenge for us in the first place and for Brazil second. I never showed any sympathy for Brazil fans but since some of their legends and their footbal federation officers are nice to us, why not then.

  10. Gentlemen: surprise I never feel so calm this world Cup than I’m today even before our first game vs Saudi but somehow this morning few hours before final match
    I feel so calm I believe the creator heavens and earth and everything in between will give Argentina this cup today

  11. I hope we do the 532 like against the Dutch. I like Di Maria but I think with Licha Ota Cuti is best against that attack…

    We just have to win that I believe we are the better team and this time it will happen…


  12. History show Argentina are the ones destined to win. So many theories point towards that. The history and hypothesis doesnt matter. Till the last wistle is blown by the refree with a favourable scorelone to us.

    Restless. 6 hours to kickoff. I always beleive in celebrating after the final victory. I havent celeberated till now. I m happy that we reached the Final of the WC again. But havent celeberated an Iotta of moment. My celeberations are within me. Dont wanna show my victory to anyone till we win the final. Which is what matters. No one cares who comes second. History dont care who comes second .We are Argentina.All the best.

  13. Alright, been up since 3:30 am and I’m up with so much excitement. I’m hosting a party with about 40 people and can’t wait for kick off. I hate watching the game with people but it helps me relax and watch the game (alone, I yell at the tv and pace).

    I pray we win today. I feel confident the boys can win today. France is a strong team and so are we. It will come to tactics, playing the opponents weakness, clinical finishing, and a little bit of luck.

    Let’s show the world who we are.

  14. I am calm. I watched Croatia-Morocco, then went for a long sleep.

    Biggest tasks were done at QF and SF. I was very worried.

    After I saw Copa America lineup, I felt calm and belief. I have same feelings now.

    Scaloni believes, players believe. I also believe.

    Elijo Creer.

    France have this and that?

    Well, France can bring Orcs from Mordor. I don’t care.

    Today is not that day.

  15. Emi said it quite well during the press-conference. The “need to win” could often be counter-productive from a team’s view point. They have to keep all the buzz and emotion aside and play a ruthless match against France. Cooler heads have to prevail, and as we have done for the last 3 years or so, play like the band of brothers that we are and fight till the last minute without panic. The results will follow.

    For those that understand Spanish this kid did a pretty good analysis of weak and strong points of France. I will summarize a few:
    – France isn’t a team you should press much, the reason being that their speedy wingers and good passers from the back can take advantage of space that you leave and suddenly you can end up with Mbappe running in behind your center backs into a 1 on 1. Sit back, no high line, no crazy pressing to leave space (kind of funny this kid on YouTube knows more than Sampaoli did, Samp almost did everything he could wrong)
    -Like many people have noted, France have a weakness with their full backs defending. A long ball can complicate Theo and even Kounde has weaknesses and can be played through or sometimes leaves space trying to run forward to make a challenge. A long ball counter attack like against Brazil may be key, think Enzo’s pass to Alvarez in the Croatia game. Those chances will be more limited than against Croatia though so WE CAN NOT MISS. I am certain a chance or two will come.

    • Yeah Brazil and France formations and wing back setups are almost similar. But the most important difference between them is their work rate of players who plays as AMF. Griezman will go for that dirty things and can track back unlike Neymar. Also the typical french strategy to give away the possession unlike Brazil.

  17. the forthcoming kick-off time is directly proportional to the piling up of anxiety.. following argentina since 2002 when pablo sorin used to play as a left-back..I have never witnessed argentina lifting a world cup since my birth.. 2014 turned out to be a disaster unable to sleep for several weeks after that final match.. this time hopes are high. At any cost, I want to see my team at the pinnacle of success. last night on Instagram the last group picture of the albiceleste after the final training made me cry.. what a journey it has been. The cohesion and the bonding among these players are beyond imagination.. now just waiting for the happy ending of this impeccable journey.. vamos argentina.. Love from India.

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  19. France will probably be mostly relying upon very quick counter attack and we probably have the ball more but we should be able to win it either 2-1 or 3-1.

  20. I said it before, lemme said it again. This World Cup is the reminiscence of the WC 2002.

    – The top 4 were: Brazil (the South American), Turkey (the dark horse), Germany (the strongest of Europe), South Korea (the host)
    – Today the top 4 were: Argentina (the South American), Croatia (the dark horse), France (the strongest of Europe), Marocco (“the host”)
    – In 2002 Brazil beat Turkey the dark horse,
    In 2022 Argentina beat Croatia the dark horse
    – Germany beat South Korea the host
    In 2022 France beat Marocco “the host”
    -In the final of 2002 Brazil beat Germany 2-0
    In the final of 2022 Argentina beat France 2-0

    Therefore my prediction is 2-0. It is Deja vu

  21. Argentina can win with any formation
    With Argentina finals are psychological given our extreme poor record last 20 years

    We need to score , most important thing
    We need to score
    Don’t want any of the 2014/15/16 games

    France will score

    If we score 2 then game is minimum penalties we will not concede more than 2

    If we play like we did vs Croatia we will win 2-0

  22. I can’t imagine a big final without Di Maria. I hope he plays.

    I also hope the fact that we have played so many games in this stadium helps.
    And I am glad Pablo Aimar is an assistant coach. Players like him and Ortega deserved more.

  23. I always hate the coaches who left us while we’re in a good state. If Bielsa didn’t leave us in 2004, we would have won in 2006 given how many lessons he had learnt. What if Perkeman didn’t leave us in 2006, we’ll be a serious contender in 2010, lots of players in top form. If Martino didn’t leave us in 2016, we would be very strong in 2018.
    Scaloni is one of the very few coaches who had full 4 years with us. Let’s hope for the best tomorrow.

  24. Vamos albicelestes

    This tournament has been such a high for me as well as the world. Who would have thought we would make it so far once again after that dreadful night 8 years ago! After that opening match all I could think of was the images of 2010, where we packed our bags early. I feared that it would happen again… but I was delightfully wrong!

    Our team may be sunken again tomorrow, but our hearts won’t be! We can end tomorrow night as champions or we can go home with our heads high as warriors.

    Whatever happens tomorrow, we have shown the world that we are strong. I am not Argentine but something about this team… it’s soul and passion over the last decade has drawn me towards it.

    I just wanted to write this final note until we meet tomorrow. Only one thing left for us to do… believe!

  25. Still feel Montiel should have been in place of Molina to keep MBappe under control. His sudden burst of speed has to be stopped. Now Molina would not be able to move up as much as he did in the previous matches. Acuna has not been tested against Griezman this year in La Liga. Griezman is in great form in the WC. Acuna is in good form too. But the French team revolves around the up and down run of Griezman. Anyway, Acuna needs to focus on Dembele. So Griezman’s supplies need to be cut off upfront by MacAllister and Alvarez.

  26. Going to sleep a bit anxiously……..wishing well to all mundo members regardless of the result tomorrow……Hopefully we will win but it is already a great achievement that we are in the finals……

  27. Whatever happens tomorrow, i want to thank my mundo cules for creating this environment where we can celebrate our joy and pour our frustrations together. Sometimes it got messy and its in our human nature and rights to agree or disagree but at the end of the day we are a huge Albiceleste family. Please forgive me if I ever hurt anyone’s feelings here, I never intended to. Thanks to Roy, since 2011, I found a purpose in here.
    I hope and pray tomorrow we will win In Sha Allah. And we will come back here, celebrate and look ahead in the future with our next mission. I also hope and pray for everyone here so that we can stay composed, stay relaxed and dont get sick or nervous and come out the most happiest tomorrow In Sha Allah.

    Vamos Mundoalbiceleste
    Vamos Albiceleste.

  28. I was nervous so much before our game from 1st game to last. Can’t belive WC will be over. And this time we cross the line. All the best .

  29. Haven’t slept a full night since the semi… with “ahora no volvimos a ilusionar” playing over and over in my head …. My brothers… it’s our time… let’s pray to our God tonight and watch our football God win us the Mundial in the morning!
    Vamos Argentina 💪🏼🇦🇷🤞🏽

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  30. “Argentina has finally won the World Cup after 36 years of waiting. Messi and his friends are going back home champions”.

    That’s the line of commentary we all are waiting for today. Vamos Argentina 💪 👏

  31. I think he will start with the 5-3-2. The reason being is it is the one that makes most sense. First, it gives you an opportunity to feel France out and not give up a cheap goal early. In past games France does not like to possess the ball as much as other teams and rely on counter. Second, if it is a draw late or are behind you can bring in DiMaria in the 60th minute and have fresh legs for the remainder of the game.

  32. I will trust this amazing staff that get us through and win the cup , they did an amazing job so far, so anyone that criticizing are really nothing but negative people .

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