France and Argentina have named their starting lineups for the FIFA World Cup second round match in Kazan on Saturday.
France progressed from Group C with seven points but Les Bleus are yet to produce the kind of football that is expected from their star-studded squad.
Argentina qualified to the last 16 with a dramatic 2-1 triumph over Nigeria, but Jorge Sampaoli’s team have looked disjointed during the majority of their first three outings at this tournament.
Tottenham shot-stopper Hugo Lloris takes his place in goal ahead of Steve Mandanda.
Samuel Umtiti, Lukas Fernandez, Raphael Varane and Benjamin Pavard have the license at the back four.
The trio of Paul Pogba, Ngolo Kante, and Blaise Matuidi will form the fulcrum at midfield.
Antoine Griezmann, Olivier Giroud, and Kylian Mbappe complete the lineup.
Lionel Messi is expected to start as False 9 for Argentina. Christian Pavon and Angel Di Maria will play behind the Barcelona man.
Goalkeeper Franco Armani will start behind the sticks for the South American side.
Others in the starting XI for Argentina are are Gabriel Mercado, Nicolas Otamendi, Javier Mascherano, Nicolas Tagliofico, Ever Banega, and Enzo Perez.
France XI: Lloris; Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Hernandez; Kante, Pogba; Mbappe, Griezmann, Matuidi; Giroud
Argentina XI: Armani; Mercado, Otamendi, Rojo, Tagliafico; Mascherano, Perez, Banega; Di Maria, Pavon, Messi