We're down to the end of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar with the final upon us on Sunday. Argentina, led by Lionel Messi, will take on France, led by Kylian Mbappe. You can find the full schedule here with start times and TV info. There's no better time to make your picks as we gear up to see who will take home one of the most coveted trophies in sports. We're down to two teams vying for the prize.
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As far as the storylines go, Messi has already announced that this will be his final World Cup for Argentina, who are among the favorites to win the tournament despite losing the opener to Saudi Arabia. After getting his first international trophy by winning the 2021 Copa America with Argentina, there would be no better way for a Messi sendoff than with a World Cup title.
France -- without Karim Benzema, Christopher Nkunku, N'Golo Kante and Paul Pogba -- will look to rise above their injuries and off the pitch drama to make a run to defend their title from 2018. With a talented Argentine team in the way of a repeat, the French will have stiff competition for the trophy.
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The following teams from each group are still alive:
- Group A: No teams remain
- Group B: No teams remain
- Group C: Argentina
- Group D: France
- Group E: No teams remain
- Group F: No teams remain
- Group G: No teams remain
- Group H: No teams remain
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And here's the full bracket:
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