Deschamps and Lloris aware of Messi menace to France's World Cup dream

Dull Danes and flat French play out mutually beneficial 0-0 draw

Dull Danes and flat French play out mutually beneficial 0-0 draw

Lionel Messi has previously suggested he will retire from global football if Argentina don't win in Russian Federation.

"When you play Argentina and Messi, there are several ways to limit his impact, at least".

But, he added: "Argentina will play an aggressive style of football, we're going to attack from kick-off". "They are among the very best contenders and we will need to be very consistent to come out on top of a very hard match".

Either France's or Argentina's 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign will end in disappointment.

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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. The most important one is the presence of Cristian Pavon in place of Gonzalo Higuain, as part of a tactical change that will feature Lionel Messi on a "False 9" role.

Just as France know the threat of Messi, Argentina coach Sampaoli is fully aware of the dangers of an on-form France - led by Paris St Germain teenager Kylian Mbappe. He said: 'There is so much expectation around Messi, which I think is normal, but still I think the Argentina team has a lot to show.

"I'm sure I will soon get to the level everybody expects me to be at", said Griezmann. On both cases, Argentina reached the Finals. The Barcelona star is heating up, scoring his first goal of the 2018 World Cup against Nigeria in his squad's last match. He is the last Argentinean player to score against France, back in February 2009 in a friendly (2-0). On one hand, you have the French, boasting probably the most talented team in the tournament - a squad so deep that they had to leave out the likes of Anthony Martial and Alexandre Lacazette.

Mbappe, 19, scored France's victor as they beat Peru 1-0 on June 21 in Yekaterinburg.

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Two of France's games during the current World Cup have seen under 2.5 goals scored. La Albiceleste has been under heavy scrutiny during the current World Cup campaign - and for good measure, considering how poor the team has been.

The last South American team to beat France at the World Cup were Argentina in 1978.

"We need to control the match, that's our starting-point, we need to control the game throughout".

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