Perhaps the most intriguing match of the entire round of 16 is the very first one as France and Argentina will meet in a matchup of former World Cup winning countries. Kick-off is set for 16.00 CEST at the Kazan Arena.
Blaise Matuidi and France enter the match having advanced from the group stage comfortably with two wins and a draw. Matuidi featured in two of the three matches for Les Blues who have scored three goals and allowed one.
Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala and Argentina had a much more difficult time of things and were five minutes from elimination before Marcos Rojo scored an 86th minute winner against Nigeria to secure qualification at the last gasp. Higuain has played 132 minutes featuring in all three matches for Argentina while Dybala has featured 22 minutes in one match.