"He just keeps scoring goals after goals".
The Argentina starting 11 against the Super Eagles was the oldest ever in the nation's World Cup history - with an average age of 30 years and 189 days - and the issue of aging stars such as Javier Mascherano and an imbalanced team have made this a hard World Cup so far for the team.
Sampaoli came under huge fire after Argentina drew 1-1 with Iceland in their first match in Russian Federation and were thrashed 3-0 in their second by Croatia, all amid reports of unrest in their camp.
Messi scored against Nigeria in Argentina's final group stage match, helping boost the nation into the knockout stage.
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In the first half, Tunisia took their time too much in imposing themselves upon the game and were punished by going behind. This is the fifth World Cup for Tunisia , who will look for only their second win in tournament history on Thursday.
Argentina have many options and we have a lot of great players.
"If you've played against him already you might be aware of some situations which may repeat themselves".
"As we said, this is a new tournament that begins, and I think we have to depend on our collective strength, on a defensive solidity and we know our attacking potential", Lloris added. It's Argentina vs. France in Kazan with a spot in the quarterfinals on the line.
Argentina have won their two World Cup encounters with France, back in 1930 (1-0) and 1978 (2-1).
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Carlos Sanchez returned to Los Cafeteros after sitting a one-match suspension of a red card just three minutes into the opener. Teammate Radamel Falcao patted him on the back as he dolefully headed for the locker room, replaced by Luis Muriel.
France and Argentina Live streaming India Time: It will be nothing less than a superstar clash on Saturday when Argentina will lock horns with France in the first Round of 16 match in FIFA World Cup 2018.
The goal-shy Argentina we saw on Gamedays 1 and 2 will lose to France, but the hungry and confident group that beat Nigerian on Gameday 3 will beat France.
Argentina have gone past the first round for the 12th time in their last 13 World Cup appearances, the only exception coming in 2002. He's yet to register a shot on target at this year's World Cup, having spent 200 minutes on the pitch. On the performances so far these are the two sides I can't see winning it.
France's team, whose average age is 25, will be looking to awake from their recent slumber and Sampaoli, whose side's average age is 30, underlined the danger of allowing the France to dictate play.
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We don't trust Argentina to shut out France, nor do we expect Les Bleus to deny the South Americans the goals they covet dearly. They look like a exhausted team and that's why I'm going for France.