World Cup runners-up do battle

France will looking for revenge against Argentina tonight, Parc des Princes, Paris, 8.00pm kick-off, in a rematch of the opening game of a tournament of surprises. There might be online coverage here. There certainly will be here.. and possibly here. It’s just for pride, and third place in the tournament, and the reports suggest it might actually be worth watching – “everyone wants to finish in style and not like a wet fish.” 1st Half Great start. Plenty of enterprise on show. Pumas, “held together by record amounts of tape”, vulnerable to ill-discipline. Interesting statistic, Pumas have won 3 4 of the last 5 games against Les Bleus. 28mins in. TRY!! For the Pumas! 32mins in. And again!! Video ref required. Oldest try-scorer in World Cup. Half-time France 3 – 17 Argentina. Tetchy end to the first half as France lay siege to the Pumas try-line but Argentina hold them out. With a sin-binning for 1 player on each side. France are definitely rattled. And not surprisingly. This was not in the script for what will be the last national game for many of this team. 2nd Half 53mins in. Back to full strength. And a brilliant try for the Pumas. 60mins in Chabal enters the fray. And is hit late by Argentine no. 19. Sin-bin. Pumas down to 14 men. 65mins in. But it doesn’t matter. Turnover in sight of the Pumas line and Corleto wins the sprint easily to score another try. 69mins in France get what must surely be only a consolation try. 77mins in. Back to full strength again. And again another great try for the Pumas. Full-time With determination, commitment, and no little skill, Argentina deservedly triumph over the hosts again. France 10 – 34 Argentina