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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. "He knows all the passion I put into everything I do", Sampaoli said.

"If you've played against him already you might be aware of some situations which may repeat themselves".

Deschamps said full back Benjamin Mendy had been ruled out with a "small muscle injury".

France and Argentina will be facing each other for the 12th time.

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When and what time is the round of 16 match between Argentina and France? Their last four knockout games in the tournament have produced only three goals (2 goals for, 1 against).

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Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli could mix things up in Saturday's World Cup round of 16 clash with France by playing Lionel Messi in a new role.

Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their first goal against Nigeria at the 2018 Fifa World Cup in St Petersburg June 26, 2018.

Interestingly, at the Nou Camp, Messi can count on Luis Suarez; it is a different ball game with Argentina, after Gonzalo Higuain has fired blanks in eight games with the Albiceleste.

The Barcelona legend has only managed one goal so far in Russian Federation, which came in the decisive 2-1 Group D win over Nigeria in St. Petersburg and set up the French encounter.

Neither Argentina or France have looked impressive as of yet but surely they will turn it on for the knockouts? I've seen something from France that tells me they could click at some point, however, I look at Argentina and they are an old team. "But it's not how you characterised it, we had several options in attack and I was just communicating to him that we'd be using one of the strategies that we'd rehearsed".