France vs Argentina team news: Messi to face Griezmann, Pogba & Mbappe in World Cup last 16 clash

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The two footballing giants are eyeing a clash with Portugal or Uruguay in the quarter-finals

France have fielded an all-star attack including Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe and Paul Pogba as they look to eliminate Argentina and Lionel Messi in Saturday's first World Cup 2018 last 16 match.

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud gets the nod to lead the line, supported by Paris Saint-Germain teenager Mbappe on the right, Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi on the left and Atletico Madrid star forward Griezmann through the middle.

France coach Didier Deschamps has returned to his first-choice back four and goalkeeper after resting players for their final Group C match with Denmark, which they drew 0-0.

Jorge Sampaoli's Argentina came close to a nightmare group stage exit, but a late winner from Marcos Rojo sent the 1986 winners into the last 16 as runners-up behind Croatia in Group D.

Boca Juniors attacker Cristian Pavon, 22, is the only to change in the starting line-up for the Albiceleste, replacing the misfiring Gonzalo Higuain.

Sergio Aguero remains on the bench after being dropped following their 3-0 loss to Croatia.

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France XI: Lloris; Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Hernandez; Kante, Pogba; Mbappe, Griezmann, Matuidi; Giroud

Argentina XI: Armani; Tagliafico, Rojo, Otamendi, Mercardo; Di Maria, Banega, Mascherano, Enzo; Pavon, Messi.

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