France will contest their second successive World Cup final when they take on Argentina under the lights in Lusail today. Can Lionel Messi bow out by lifting the ultimate trophy, or will Kylian Mbappé help France become just the third nation to defend the title? Here's how to watch an Argentina vs France live stream in the final of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Lionel Messi turned on the style to lead Argentina to their sixth World Cup final on Tuesday night, despatching 2018 finalists Croatia 3-0 in Lusail. The former Barcelona man opened the scoring with a penalty after 34 minutes, while Julian Alvarez doubled the advantage just five minutes later after a tantalising run from within his own half. Messi summoned a moment of magic to put the game beyond doubt 30 minutes from time, bamboozling Croatian defender Joško Gvardiol before putting the ball on a plate for Alvarez to bag his second.
Coach Scaloni has made just one change to his side, with Angel Di Maria, who has been struggling with an injury, replacing Leandro Paredes in the line-up.
France were always favourites to beat Morocco in the second semi-final on Wednesday night but the Atlas Lions – the first African side to ever reach this stage of the tournament – didn't make it easy for the defending champions. Theo Hernandez gave France the lead with an athletic finish after just five minutes, and Morocco pushed hard for an equaliser, but Randal Kolo Muani's 79th-minute tap-in, after excellent work in the box by Kylian Mbappé, ensured it would be France meeting Argentina in the final today.
There are two changes to Didier Deschamps' side, with Upamecano and Rabiot reclaiming their places after recovering from illness. Ibrahima Konate and Youssouf Fofana return to the bench.
Argentina vs France kicks off at the Lusail stadium in Lusail at 3pm GMT/10am ET. Follow our guide on how to watch an Argentina vs France live stream wherever you are today - starting with how to watch every World Cup game for FREE in the UK.
Argentina vs France live stream: watch every World Cup 2022 game for FREE in the UK
Football fans in the UK can watch an Argentina vs France live stream for free on BBC iPlayer. Argentina vs France kicks-off at 3pm GMT.
The final will be on BBC TV channels in HD and also live streamed on BBC iPlayer in glorious 4K HDR. Just make sure you possess a valid TV license and that your device is 4K compatible with iPlayer.
Away from home in the UK right now? No worries:
BBC iPlayer is free to use and works across a wide range of devices including smart TVs, laptops, games consoles, mobile phones, tablets and streaming sticks. You can also watch the World Cup 2022 final for free on ITVX.
Football fans in the UK can also watch an Argentina vs France live stream for free on ITVX. Argentina vs France kicks-off at 3pm GMT.
The final will be live streamed on the broadcaster's ITVX platform for those with a valid TV license. Away from home in the UK right now? No worries:
ITVX is free to use and works across a wide range of devices. Do bear in mind that ITV relaunched ITV Hub as ITVX, so don't be surprised if the branding changes. You can also watch the World Cup 2022 final on BBC iPlayer.
Watch Argentina vs France live stream from any country
If you're abroad during World Cup 2022, and want to tune into your usual home coverage, you'll most likely find yourself geo-blocked and will need to use a VPN to unlock your access.
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How to watch Argentina vs France: live stream World Cup 2022 soccer in the US without cable
In the US, coverage of the 2022 World Cup is split between Fox and FS1, but Fox will be showing the final. If you have those cable channels already, then you're already sorted. You can also use the Fox Sports and Fox Now apps to watch from a smart device. Kick-off is at 10am ET.
Argentina vs France live stream without cable
If you don't have cable TV, a cord-cutting service is what you need for instant access to Fox and FS1. Sling Blue is the cheapest option. It's $40 per month but you can get your first month half-price with this discount.
FuboTV is another good option. It carries both Fox and FS1, and over 100 channels besides, and allows you to watch the World Cup 2022 in 4K HDR. It's more expensive at $69.99 a month after but there's a FREE FuboTV trial.
If you subscribe to Sling or any other US streaming service, and find yourself unable to access coverage because you're out of the country, consider using a VPN – we rate ExpressVPN as the best of the best.
Argentina vs France live stream in Canada
TSN is the place to watch every 2022 World Cup soccer game in Canada. If you get the channel as part of your cable deal, you'll be able to log in with the details of your provider for access to an Argentina vs France live stream. Kick-off is at 10am ET.
If you don't have cable, you can subscribe to TSN on a streaming-only basis for $19.99 a month or $199.90 per year
If you decide to subscribe, or already have, remember you can take your favorite sports streaming service with you wherever you go – just try our No. 1 overall rated VPN 100% risk-free for 30-days and follow the instructions above.
How to watch Argentina vs France live stream for FREE in Australia
Football fans in Australia can watch an Argentina vs France live stream, and every World Cup 2022 game, on SBS which is free-to-air. You can tune in on TV or by using SBS On-Demand as well as SBS Viceland. Argentina vs France kicks off at 2am AEDT on Monday 19 December.
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SBS on Demand is free to use and works on a range of smart devices including mobile phones, smart TVs and web browsers.
Argentina vs France live stream in New Zealand
Football fans can watch every game of the 2022 World Cup on Sky Sport in New Zealand, including the Argentina vs France live stream. Kick-off is at 4am NZDT on Monday 19 December.
If you don't have Sky Sport on cable, you can use the streaming-only service, Sky Sport Now. It's $19.99 per week or $39.99 per month, and it also shows every Premier League game this season. The monthly package comes with a 7-day free trial.
Meanwhile, Sky Sport subscribers can watch games online using the country's Sky Go service.
Brit abroad? Remember you can use a VPN to watch the World Cup 2022 on BBC iPlayer and ITVX from anywhere in the world, just like you would do back at home in the UK.
How to watch World Cup 2022 for FREE in India
In India, the World Cup is being televised on Sports18, but every game is being shown for free and in 4K via the JioCinema app. The Argentina vs France live stream kicks off at 8:30pm IST.
Coverage is available in Hindi, English, Malayalam, Bengali and Tamil, and the JioCinema app is compatible with Chromecast, so you can get a big-screen experience.
Anyone outside of India who wants to watch their home World Cup coverage can just pick up a good VPN and follow the instructions above to safely live stream the action.
Argentina vs France team news
Dayot Upamecano and Adrien Rabiot missed France's game against Morocco through illness and, while both are expected to be well enough to be involved today, Kingsley Coman has now been struck down by the same virus.
Argentina's Marcos Acuna and Gonzalo Montiel served one-match bans for the semi-final and will both be available for selection here.
Argentina XI: E Martínez (GK), Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Tagliafico, Di María, De Paul, Fernández, Mac Allister, Messi, Álvarez.
France XI: Lloris (GK), Koundé, Varane, Upamecano, Hernández, Tchouaméni, Rabiot, Dembélé, Griezmann, Mbappé, Giroud.
World Cup 2022 fixtures
(All times GMT. Take away 5 hours for EST. Add 11 hours for AEDT)
Sunday 18 December
Final: Argentina vs France
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