Messi’s birthplace turns into a shrine

Argentina, the defending champion, will face France in the Qatar 2022 World Cup final between the two teams, on Sunday, amid speculation about the expected squad for the players.

And France Press reported two possible starting line-ups for Argentina and France in the match hosted by Lusail Stadium:

Argentina

* Goalkeeper:

Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa, England) 2-9-1992, 25 caps.

He imposed himself as a starting goalkeeper during the last Copa America title, and saved two penalty shootouts in the quarter-final against the Netherlands.

* Defense:

Nahuel Molina (Atletico Madrid, Spain) 6-4-1998, 26 caps.

Molina broke into the squad in the last Copa America and became a regular at right-back. He set up the opening goal in Poland’s decisive group stage match and opened the scoring against the Netherlands in the quarter-finals.

Christian Romero (Tottenham, England) 4-27-1998, 18 caps.

The beginning of the tournament, Romero suffered a muscle injury in his thigh. Argentina lost a cornerstone after being substituted when they were leading by two goals against the Netherlands.

Nicolas Otamendi (Benfica, Portugal) 12-2-1988, 99 caps.

Otamendi is playing in his third World Cup after missing out on 2014. He played all of Argentina’s matches in the tournament and brings a wealth of experience in the back line.

Marcos Acuña (Sevilla, Spain) 10-28-1991, 48 caps

Acuna participated, in 2018, and became a starter after the opening loss against Saudi Arabia. He missed the semi-final against Croatia due to suspension.

* the middle:

Rodrigo de Paul (Atletico Madrid, Spain) May 24, 1994, 50 caps.

De Paul is a key player in the midfield who has started the six matches on the way to the final. Restoration of confidence to coach Lionel Scaloni after he was criticized in the opening loss.

Leandro Paredes (Juventus, Italy) 6-29-1994, 50 caps

Paredes wasn’t always a regular presence, but he did play the first hour of the semi-final against Croatia. He was lucky not to be sent off against Holland and then finally converted a penalty in the penalty shootout.

Enso Fernandes (Benfica, Portugal) January 17, 2001, 9 international matches.

Fernandes earned his first international cap in September, and presented his credits with a beautiful goal as a substitute in the second match of the group stage against Mexico.

Alexis McAllister (Brighton, England) 12-14-1998, 13 caps.

Aleister did not participate in the defeat against Saudi Arabia, but started every game after that and scored the opening goal against Poland. His father, Carlos, previously carried the colors of Argentina.

* attack:

Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain, France) 6-24-1987, 171 caps.

The genius, who holds seven golden balls, has one last shot in the process of searching for his first world title after scoring five goals so far, 37 titles with clubs, the Copa America and an Olympic gold, but the 35-year-old star only missed the beautiful Golden Cup.

Julian Alvarez (Manchester City, England) January 31, 2000, 18 caps.

Alvarez scored four goals and was central to Argentina’s return to competition after their opening defeat while on the bench.

France

* Goalkeeper:

Hugo Lloris (Tottenham, England) 12-26-1986, 144 caps.

Lloris is considered the player with the most international matches in the history of France. He presented distinguished levels in Qatar, and provided a calm and confident presence between the stands and in front of a defense that suffered from injuries.

* Defense:

Jules Conde (Barcelona, ​​Spain) 11-12-1998, 17 caps.

Condé was pushed into the starting line-up after a shaky performance from Benjamin Pavard on the right in the opening match against Australia. Typically a centre-back, but he’s able to move down the aisle with his club or country.

Raphael Varane (Manchester United, England) 4-25-1993, 92 caps.

Varane, an elegant and cohesive heart of defense, showed his toughness after recovering from injury and returning to the squad in the second match, after his participation in the tournament was threatened.

Dayo Upamecano (Bayern Munich), 10/27/1998, 11 caps.

Upamecano became a starter after Presnel Kimpembe was left out on the eve of the tournament. He missed the semi-final against Morocco due to illness, but is expected to participate in the final.

Theo Hernandez (AC Milan, Italy) 6-10-1997, 12 caps.

Hernandez replaced his brother Luca, the left back who suffered a serious knee injury in the current finals. Sometimes he reveals his position and puts his defense at risk, but he has an attacking dynamism that saw him score the opening goal against Morocco.

* the middle:

Aurelien Choameni (Real Madrid, Spain) January 27, 2000, 20 caps.

A highly influential player in a midfield imperfect from N’Golo Kante and Paul Pogba. Tshwamini scored a long-range goal against England in the quarter-finals before conceding a penalty.

Adrien Rabiot (Juventus, Italy) 3-4-1995, 34 caps

Rabiot refused to be included in a reserve squad in 2018. A tireless midfielder who enjoyed a remarkable World Cup, he missed the semi-finals due to a virus that struck the blue team.

Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid, Spain) March 21, 1991, 116 caps

One of the discoveries of the World Cup in a late position in the midfield, compared to his previous offensive capabilities and positions. He hasn’t scored an international for over a year, but he set up the winning goal against England and was an asset against Morocco.

* attack:

Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona, ​​Spain) 15-5-1997, 34 international matches.

Dembélé’s speed and skill on the right front constantly unsettle the opponents’ defence. Started all but one of the matches.

Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) 20-12-1998, 65 caps.

Top scorer on par with Messi (5), Mbappe hopes to become the youngest player to win the title twice since Brazilian legend Pele in 1962. None of the 2018 stars managed to score against England and Morocco.

Olivier Giroud (AC Milan) 9/30/1986, 119 caps.

He is the best recorder in France’s history (53). The fulcrum is in the offensive line and allows Mbappe to make maneuvers. He scored four goals so far and is looking for his second title.

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