Qatar 2022: What happens if France beat Argentina in the World Cup Final?

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© Dan Mullan/Getty ImagesFrance players at World Cup 2022

On Sunday, the Lusail Stadium will host the 2022 Qatar World Cup Final, featuring Argentina and France. Here, check out what would happen if Les Blues triumph in this matchup.

The final match of the 2022 World Cup is played on Sunday 18 December at the Lusail Stadium. When France take on South American powerhouse Argentina in the Grand Final in Qatar, Les Blues will be eager to defend the crown they won in Russia four years ago.

As a star-studded team, they hoped for a deep tournament run, but knew they had to be wary of the tournament champions’ previous tendency not to advance from their group. Injuries plagued them in the competition and they didn’t have much of a chance to win.

With just one win in their previous six matches, Didier Deschamps’ side enter the 2022 World Cup hoping their players can find form in time for the knockout rounds in Qatar. However, the French won their group and advanced to the next round where they eventually beat Australia, Poland, England and Morocco en route to the championship match.

What would happen if France beat Argentina in the Qatar 2022 Final?

In the event of a victory against Argentina, France would win the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and will be rewarded with gold medals for their impressive performance. The World Cup gold medalists will take home $42 million in prize money in addition to bragging rights.

France’s national team is aiming to defend their World Cup title. They seek to set a precedent by successfully defending their title in the Middle East despite making considerable changes to their roster after the 2018 World Cup. If they do, they will join a small club of nations that includes Brazil and Italy.

For Qatar 2022, the Knockout Round consists of one-game playoffs. Therefore, there is no opportunity to win the series by taking game two. There is no room for a mistake in this win-or-go-home approach. For Didier Deschamps’ squad to grab their third World Cup gold, they must win in regular time, after extra time, or triumph in a penalty series.

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