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Umtiti believes Barcelona's Messi is not the same in Argentina

Dull Danes and flat French play out mutually beneficial 0-0 draw Dull Danes and flat French play out mutually beneficial 0-0 draw
Sergio Cook | 30 June, 2018, 12:15

All eyes will be on Messi and co which comprises of Sergio Aguero, Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain, Mauro Icardi and Angel Di Maria to fire Argentina to the quarterfinals.

Paris Saint-Germain star Mbappe scored France's victor in their 1-0 victory over Peru and Lloris said he expected the 19-year-old to shine against Argentina.

"This player is outstanding so we have to take a number of precautions", the former World Cup-winning captain said. Let's see who has the best plan.

"They've won the World Cup in the past so it will be a big, hard match and we'll have to step up our level".

Argentina battled into the last 16 in Russian Federation, needing a dramatic 2-1 win over Nigeria to clinch second spot in Group D with their first victory of the tournament.

Group C winners France await in Kazan on Saturday (Live on RTÉ2, 3pm) - and under-pressure Sampaoli maintains his players will be ready for the challenge.

For Argentina, the man to watch is once again Lionel Messi. "They also have [Barcelona] team-mates whom I know well".

"Kylian has huge quality and potential, he's fast, explosive and needs space".

Where is the FIFA World Cup 2018 France v/s Argentina match? Well, fear not. Normal life, a functioning circadian rhythm, and conversations about the weather can be shelved for another day because today we will be served more glorious World Cup football.

Argentina have defeated France in their two World Cup meetings (1930, 1-0; 1978, 2-1). He is the last Argentinean player to score against France, back in February 2009 in a friendly (2-0).

Like many of his compatriots, Griezmann has fallen short of expectations and, with just a goal to his name, is promising fans there's more to come.

"We want to control the game throughout, if we don't I am sure it will become a very physical game, which will not suit us at all". La Albiceleste has been under heavy scrutiny during the current World Cup campaign - and for good measure, considering how poor the team has been.

"They will try to make us make mistakes, and try to hurt us on the wings".

The South Americans looked in real danger of crashing out at the group stage before a dramatic victory over Nigeria saw them through to the last 16 as runners-up behind Croatia.

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