World Cup: France, Germany and Argentina face off in final
Posted On July 12, 2021
ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 08: England celebrate with players after defeating Argentina in the World Cup Final in Paris, France on November 8, 2018.
(Photo by Olivier Hoslet/Getty Images) England celebrate after beating Argentina in World Cup final.
(Getty Images: Theo Wargo) England’s first World Cup triumph came in a dramatic final, but their first in a World Cup format is a bittersweet occasion for the fans.
On Wednesday night, England will face a formidable Argentina side that will be the reigning World Cup champions, but with just a day to go, the outcome of the game will have huge ramifications for the country’s future in the country.
After an entertaining opening half, Argentina scored twice in the first 10 minutes of the second half.
England’s goal was the game’s opening goal and was the only goal the visitors scored in the match.
Argentina will have a tough time coming back.
The Argentines will also face a host of familiar names in the group stages.
Argentina have drawn all three of their Group Stage matches, with two of those games being against top-seeded countries like Argentina and Portugal.
The hosts will also be without two of their most important players.
England captain Gary Cahill and Argentina’s Lionel Messi have both been suspended, while Brazil’s Marcelo and Germany’s Julian Draxler will both be absent.
The Argentina squad, which will include England’s top scorer Wayne Rooney and captain James Milner, is loaded with players from the World Series, including captain David Silva, England’s best player, who is also a long-term absentee, and James Milne, the countrys most important attacker.
England, who have won seven out of their last nine matches, will be without their two most important attacking players in Milne and James McArthur, who has been out with a knee injury.
Milne was substituted during the first half, but has returned to the starting lineup.
Milne and McArthur both have been suspended.
England coach Roy Hodgson said after the match that McArthur would be back for the second leg.
He added that he would have a scan on his knee and a scan to see if it is an issue, but Hodgson is hopeful it will not be.
He said, “Milne is our top player and a real leader and we’re really disappointed to see him leave the field early.
He was a big part of what we had.
He’s been the captain of England.
He will have to make sure he stays fit.”
In the middle of the field, England have a host the likes of Argentina’s David Silva and Brazil’s Neymar.
Brazil is expected to play with three forwards and four wingers, and Argentina will be looking to play four wing players.
It is expected that Argentina will use Neymar as the main playmaker.
Neymar has the ability to score goals in any game, and he was instrumental in Brazil’s win over England on Wednesday.
The two sides have been on a similar run in the last few weeks, and Neymar could provide an added spark to England’s attack.
In a similar vein, Argentina’s Ney will be expected to score.
Argentina has had a difficult time finding goals for some time, but that could be changing with Neymar’s arrival.
The 27-year-old, who joined from Barcelona in 2014, has scored 10 goals in 20 appearances for Argentina.
Brazil’s Ney has scored 13 goals in 21 games for the national team.
He is a threat on the left wing and has scored three goals in four games in Brazil.
Brazil will be able to play a more defensive approach than England, and with Argentina expected to use four wing and two forward players, England could also see plenty of the ball.
Argentina, on the other hand, has been able to defend well, and England are likely to have a similar approach.
England’s goal scorer Wayne Wade will return after missing two weeks with a hamstring injury.
He scored three in the 4-0 win over the United States and is expected back for Argentina on Wednesday night.
The striker, who scored the opening goal in the 2014 World Cup, had an off-day in the week and has yet to play since the match against Portugal.
England and Argentina are the only two teams left in the Group Stage of the World Cups.
The winner of the first leg will face either Argentina or Portugal in the second game.