However, Benjamin Pavard and a double from Kylian Mbappe gave France control and although Sergio Aguero scored in the third minute of added-on time, it proved to be too little too late for Jorge Sampaoli's side.
Find out how all of the action unfolded in Russia courtesy of Sports Mole's minute-by-minute updates below.
FRANCE XI: Lloris; Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Hernandez; Kante, Pogba; Mbappe, Griezmann, Matuidi; Giroud
ARGENTINA XI: Armani; Mercado, Otamendi, Rojo, Tagliafico; Mascherano, Perez, Bangea; Di Maria, Pavon, Messi
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