France, wet paper
The key to an anonymous France, a real wet paper in the finale:
Does Dibu Martinez play? France don’t know what to do with the ball – what little they have – nor how to find spaces for Argentina to attack. None of the strikers expressed themselves near the opponent’s area (and that list of attackers continues to grow with Mbappe) and Dibou Martínez can attest to this, having had no saves in the first half.
There is no heaven without Griezmann. The pressure from Argentina has stifled France to such an extent that they haven’t been able to find Tchoumeni in the build-up, let alone Griezmann between the lines. And without a footballer who makes mistakes, France has no value.
A wrong roadmap. Deschamps did not want to attack Argentina but preferred to maintain an intermediate block. And since this cannot be expressed against – Argentina always cuts off any attempts at any cost – there is no tutiya. In fact, the best in France has been Upamecano, the anchor of a defense that has conceded two goals. The coach, who has already made two changes on the cards before half-time (Giraud and Dembele were substituted for Kolo Muani and Thuram), should probably try another system or some other idea to unbalance Argentina. Too much.