The defending FIFA World Cup champions France will try to hold off Lionel Messi’s Argentina in Qatar. Argentina vs. France live coverage can be found here.
The grand finale of the FIFA World Cup 2022 will feature Argentina taking on defending champion France at the Lusail Stadium on December 18. 8:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time) is the start time for the Argentina vs. France World Cup final.
Croatia and Morocco, the tournament’s surprise squad, will square off on December 17 in the third-place playoff. At 8:30 PM IST, the third-place match between Croatia and Morocco in the 2022 World Cup of Football will begin at the Khalifa International Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar.
The FIFA World Cup 2022 final and third-place playoff can both be seen live on TV and online for free by fans in India.
In the 2018 World Cup final, both Argentina and France will be vying for a third championship. Argentina won the World Cup in 1978 and 1986, but Les Bleus have found success recently, winning the championship at home in 1998 before winning the most recent tournament, which was hosted in Russia in 2018.
Argentina has a better head-to-head record against France than France, having won six of the 12 games that have been played. Only three times has France won the match.
The next match will mark Argentina and France’s fourth encounter on the World Cup stage. Argentina and the South American team had split their two group-stage encounters. Still, France was able to eliminate Lionel Messi’s team from the Round of 16 in 2018 with a thrilling 4-3 victory.
Argentina and France appear to be comparable opponents. The top four scorers from each team in the FIFA World Cup 2022 are distributed equally. With five goals each, Kylian Mbappe of France and Lionel Messi of Argentina are tied for the most goals scored at the FIFA World Cup 2022.
With four goals each, Julian Alvarez (ARG) and Olivier Giroud (FRA) are tied for second. As a result, it is safe to assume that the 2022 FIFA World Cup Golden Boot race will also be decided in the championship, making it an intriguing side story to the main event.
The next match between ARG and FRA will mark Les Bleus’ fourth World Cup championship and Argentina’s sixth overall. France will only be the third side in history to successfully defend a World Cup title after Italy (1934 and 1938) and Brazil if they win the 2022 World Cup final (1958 and 1962).
Final match times and schedule for the FIFA World Cup 2022
Indian Standard Time is used for all times (IST)
Final: 8:30 PM IST, Argentina vs. France
17th of December, Saturday
Croatia vs. Morocco, third-place matchup, 8:30 IST
Where to watch the FIFA World Cup 2022 final in India on TV and live to stream
The Jio Cinema app and website will offer free live streaming of Argentina vs. France FIFA World Cup 2022 final. English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, and Bengali are just a few of the five languages that Jio Cinema provides live streaming.
Live coverage of the FIFA World Cup final will be available in India on the Sports18 and Sports18 HD TV stations.
The third-place playoff game between Croatia and Morocco will also be live-streamed and broadcast on the same platforms.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup final will be broadcast live.
TV networks – Sports 18/ Sports 18 HD
Online – Jio Cinema live stream (Free)