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STATS | France 4-3 Argentina
41% Ball possession 59%
4 Attempts On-Target 4
3 Yellow cards 5
0 Corners 4
FULL-TIME: France 4-3 Argentina
France come out on top in an epic game as the French progress to the quarter-finals
91' France 4-3 Argentina
Aguero scores from a header at the far post. Can Argentina score one more?
90' Di Maria goes hard in on Hernandez and berates the linesman after a foul is given.
Argentina are clearly starting to feel a bit frustrated.
85' Argentina are throwing everything at the France defence with 5 minutes remaining!
Can Argentina score two to level matters?
67' France 4-2 Argentina
Mbappe again gives France a two goal lead after finishing off a neat through ball by Olivier Giroud.
63' France 3-2 Argentina
GOAL! The wonder-boy Kylian Mbappe now gives France the lead!
61' This game is heating up nicely with two sensational goals to bring either side level.
Loser goes home as we are into the final 30 minutes.
57' France 2-2 Argentina
SENSATIONAL strike by right-back Pavard to equalise for France!
47' France 1-2 Argentina
GOAL!!! A Messi shot is deflected in by Mercado to give Argentina the lead! Extraordinary turnaround!
This game is gonna be lit— Chantè (@Chant56618765) June 30, 2018
This game is gonna be lit
HALF-TIME France 1-1 Argentina
France took the lead through a Griezmann penalty but Argentina pulled level with a memorable equaliser by Di Maria.
25' LIVE: France 1-0 ArgentinaElectric start from Mbappe the Argentina defence simply can't handle the attacker's pace!https://t.co/E13H3TeFfQ pic.twitter.com/ypxRgC43Ko— Sport24News (@Sport24news) June 30, 2018
25' LIVE: France 1-0 ArgentinaElectric start from Mbappe the Argentina defence simply can't handle the attacker's pace!https://t.co/E13H3TeFfQ pic.twitter.com/ypxRgC43Ko
FULL-TIME: FRANCE 4-3 ARGENTINA. In an absolute classic of a game, France have held on to book their place in the quarter-finals! Messi goes home empty-handed again! Now we await the result of Uruguay v Portugal later. Stay with us.
A scuffle has broken out between the two sides. Otamendi picks up a yellow card and suspension for smashing the ball into Pogba and Giroud a yellow of his own.
GOAL! Messis ball into the box from deep is headed into the net by Aguero! Game on! 4-3.
For all their efforts in attack during the last few minutes, Argentina have been unable to break through. Were into four minutes of stoppage time.
SUB: Mbappe goes off to a magnificent reception and is replaced by Thauvin.
Messi threads the ball through for Aguero now, but his shot is blocked by Varane.
CHANCE! Messi weaves his magic, breaking through a tight spot in the French defence, but his shot goes straight down Lloriss throat.
Griezmann makes way for France after a fine performance. Hes replaced by Fekir.
Mascherano goes down looking for a free-kick, but none is given. France look to string a counter-attack together. However, its cut out.
Mascherano holds Pavard back and concedes a free-kick. He needs to be careful, as hes already on a yellow card.
SUB: Tolisso comes on in place of Matuidi.
And now Pavard picks up a yellow card for his foul on Di Maria.
Matuidi picks up a yellow card, which rules him out of Frances quarter-final.
Pogba drives forward and picks out Giroud, who drills the ball into the side-netting. France are clearly on top.
GOAL! Wonderful, slick build-up from France. Having played out from the back, they finish off with a Giroud pass to Mbappe, who hits the net again! 4-2.
Aguero comes on in place of Perez. Could he make a decisive impact on this game?
GOAL! Argentina fail to clear a Hernandez cross from the left and Mbappe pounces. He drills the ball in off the inside of Armanis glove! 3-2.
France look buoyed by that equaliser, as they press Argentina high up the pitch. Armani almost takes too long on the ball as he is hunted down, but he gets it away.
GOAL! Pavard hits back with a screamer of his own, with the outside of his boot from the edge of the box! Sampaoli looks stunned by that fantastic first-time hit! Its 2-2.
CHANCE! Griezmann nearly capitalises on a defensive lapse. Fazio gives the ball to Griezmann with Armani stranded, but the Atletico man misses the target.
Pogba looks to play Griezmann in behind the defence, but the aerial pass doesnt come off. Argentina will restart with a goal-kick.
Not sure how much Mercado knew about that Messi strike, but Argentina will take it any way it comes! Meanwhile, Banega picks up a yellow card.
GOAL! Argentina take the lead! Messis hit is deflected into the net by Mercado! 1-2.
KICK-OFF! Messi gets the second half underway. Fazio is on in place of Rojo for Argentina.
HALF-TIME: FRANCE 1-1 ARGENTINA. Griezmann gave France the lead from the penalty spot, but a Di Maria stunner levelled the scores. All is still left to play for.
Were into two minutes of stoppage time at the end of the first half.
GOAL! Its an absolute screamer from Di Maria, who lets fly from distance with his left foot and leaves Lloris with no chance. Were back at 1-1!
Mascherano picks up a yellow card for his tackle on Kante. He will miss the quarter-finals even if Argentina progress.
Pavard crosses from the right, looking for Giroud, who attacks the near post, but the ball is overhit and Argentina survive.
Pavon does well to keep the ball in play on Argentinas right, but his cross in from there is comfortably collected by Lloris.
Otamendi and Giroud both go down following a collision. Otamendi got to the ball first before Giroud caught him with his studs.
Mbappe is causing nightmares for the Argentine defence early on. This time, Tagliafico is able to get the ball off him, though.
Mercado puts the ball across the face of goal, but nobody is there to finish off. He appeals for an Umtiti handball in the penalty area, but its not given. Would have been harsh if it was.
Griezmann surges down the right and looks to cut the ball back for a team-mate, but he cant find one. Armani intercepts.
Mascherano looks to play Perez in behind, but Lloris is quick off his line and cuts the pass off. Not sure whether or not Perez was onside in any case.
Pogba strikes the free-kick, but he cant get his effort to dip early enough. It misses the target.
Mbappe gets in behind the defence and goes down again. Tagliafico is yellow carded for the challenge, but this time, France are awarded nothing more than a free-kick just outside the area.
Di Maria takes a corner on Argentinas left, but his disappointing delivery doesnt beat the first defender.
The onus is now on Argentina to hit back. Having finally found form in their last game, can Lionel Messi produce a moment of magic?
GOAL! Griezmann scores from the spot, sending Armani the wrong way! France take a 1-0 lead early on in this game.
PENALTY! Mbappe goes down in the penalty area after a magnificent run and the referee points to the spot. Marcos Rojo gets a yellow card!
CROSSBAR! Griezmann rattles the woodwork from a free-kick! Wow, what a way to bring this game to life!
Mbappe nicks the ball off Banega on Frances right, but hes just unable to keep it in play. That could have been a chance for a cross, but he was never going to get to the ball in time.
The game is off to a slow start, with the teams perhaps sizing each other up still.
KICK-OFF! The game is underway. This should be a cracking one!
Argentina starting XI: Armani, Mercado, Otamendi, Rojo, Tagliafico, Perez, Mascherano, Banega, Pavon, Di Maria, Messi.
France starting XI: Lloris, Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Hernandez, Kante, Pogba, Mbappe, Griezmann, Matuidi, Giroud.
France qualified for the last 16 by finishing top of Group C, ahead of Denmark, Peru and Australia. They weren't always convincing, but certainly were more so than Argentina, who scraped through Group D in second place, pipping Nigeria.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the knockout rounds of the FIFA World Cup. We're starting off with this eagerly anticipated last 16 clash between France and Argentina at the Kazan Arena.