Argentina vs France live stream and match preview, Sunday 18 December, 15:00 GMT
Argentina vs France live stream and match preview
Looking for Argentina vs France live stream? We’ve got you covered. Argentina vs France is free on BBC One/BBC iPlayer and ITV1/ITV Hub in the UK. Brit abroad? Use a VPN to watch World Cup 2022 for free (opens in new tab) from anywhere.
Despite losing the opening match against Saudi Arabia, Argentina have reached the World Cup final thanks to victories over Mexico, Poland, Australia, the Netherlands and Croatia.
France finished top of their group thanks to victories over Australia and Denmark, before eliminating Poland, England and Morocco.
Both countries now want to win the World Cup trophy for the third time.
The kick-off is at 15:00 GMT. Make sure you know how to watch World Cup 2022 (opens in new tab) wherever you are.
Marcos Acuna and Gonzalo Montiel, two of the fullbacks in the Argentina squad (opens in new tab)are available again after suspension.
Papu Gomez and Angel Di Maria will have to make do with places on the bench after an injury.
Adrien Rabiot and Dayot Upamecano were not in the France squad (opens in new tab) for the game against Morocco, but both players have recovered from illness.
However, Ibrahima Konate was able to keep his place as center back for Upamecano.
Argentina defeated Croatia 3–0 in a confident semi-final performance. Julian Alvarez recorded a brace for the albicelestewith his second goal brilliantly scored by Lionel Messi.
France beat Morocco 2-0 on Wednesday. Theo Hernandez put the defending champion ahead early on, before Randal Kolo Muani doubled the lead late on.
Szymon Marciniak from Poland will be the referee for Argentina vs France. More information about the referees of the 2022 World Cup can be found here (opens in new tab).
Argentina vs France will be played at the Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail. View all stadiums of the 2022 World Cup (opens in new tab) and see how it scores.
Players to watch / Important battles
Messi has thrived alongside Alvarez in recent games and the 35-year-old is once again given the freedom to drop deep into the space between the lines.
France will be content to relinquish possession before attempting to launch quick counters down the flanks, with Kylian Mbappé as the main outlet.
Read more about the full squads of Argentina and France for the 2022 World Cup (opens in new tab).
Kickoff and channel
The Argentina-France kick-off is over 15:00 GMT On Sunday December 18 in the United Kingdom. The game is free to watch on BBC One/BBC iPlayer and ITV1/ITV Hub.
In the US, kick-off time is 10am ET / 8am PT. The match will be shown on FOX/FS1 in the US. See below for international broadcast options.
If you’re abroad for the 2022 World Cup, you won’t be able to watch on your domestic streaming service as usual. The broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!) and blocks you from watching it. However, you can use a VPN to get around that, without resorting to illegal feeds found on Reddit.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it meets your broadcaster’s terms and conditions, creates a private connection between your device and the internet, meaning the service can’t determine where you are and let you watch. And all the information that passes between them is completely encrypted, anonymous and secure – and that’s a result.
There are plenty of good options out there. For the 2022 World Cup, FourFourTwo currently recommends:
International World Cup 2022 TV rights
All games in the UK are on the BBC or ITV.
Fox are the World Cup rights holders in the United States. Games are on Fox or FS1 cable channels.
If you don’t have cable, you can use services like Sling and FuboTV to get the Fox channels. You can also watch the games on Peacock TV with Spanish commentary.
TSN show every game. You can subscribe to direct streaming or get it as part of your cable package.
- TSN (opens in new tab) ($19.99/month or $199.90/year)
As in the UK, coverage of the 2022 World Cup is completely free to watch. You can watch all 64 matches on the SBS TV channel and also stream online with SBS On Demand.
Paid provider Sky Sports is the rightful claimant to the 2022 World Cup in New Zealand. You can watch as part of your Sky subscription or pick up a Sky Now TV pass. There is also a 7-day free trial.
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