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Didier Deschamps: France can limit Messi threat

30 June, 2018, 02:36 | Author: Carla Brady
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French players celebrate after scoring their first goal on a penalty kick during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group C football match between France and Australia at the Kazan Arena in Kazan on June 16, 2018.

Either France's or Argentina's 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign will end in disappointment. However, he proved his critics wrong with an early strike in Argentina's last and must-win group game against Nigeria.

There were no prizes to guess Argentina's key player - their captain and best player, Messi.

Sampaoli came under huge fire after Argentina drew 1-1 with Iceland in their first match in Russian Federation and were thrashed 3-0 in their second by Croatia, all amid reports of unrest in their camp.

Ever Banega starred during the victory over Nigeria and will start on Saturday. He's got outstanding qualities.

"Now, I see him a lot more comfortable now".

Benjamin Mendy will miss out for France through injury, having come off the bench in their dead rubber with Denmark last time out.

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Argentina have gone past the first round for the 12th time in their last 13 World Cup appearances, the only exception coming in 2002.

Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain has not scored for his country in his last eight games.

The Barcelona legend has only managed one goal so far in Russian Federation, which came in the decisive 2-1 Group D win over Nigeria in St. Petersburg and set up the French encounter.

France defender, Samuel Umtiti has said there is a difference between Lionel Messi at Barcelona and Argentina.

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

This game sounds like an absolute cracker but, if I'm being honest, it's not really.

Argentina appears to have righted its ship and the experience its squad contains will carry it past the young, talented France squad.

France's team, whose average age is 25, will be looking to awake from their recent slumber and Sampaoli, whose side's average age is 30, underlined the danger of allowing the France to dictate play.

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