France narrowly defeated Argentina in their first match at the 2019 World Cup (23-21).
Authors of a magnificent first period, the Blues led by 17 points at half-time after testing Fickou and Dupont, and a faultless Ntamack at the foot (20-3).
But in the second half, the Blues suffered the Argentine assaults and saw the Pumas go ahead ten minutes from time (21-20). But a drop of Lopez (the only French points in the second period) allowed the French to quickly take the lead (23-21). Boffelli had the opportunity to give the win a final penalty, but his kick went to the left of the posts.
>> With this victory, the French are getting closer to the quarter-finals. Argentina is their main opponent to accompany the English, great favorites of this group C. The Pumas can console themselves with the point of the defensive bonus. However, they will have to rely on a victory against England or a French misstep against the United States or Tonga to get out of the hens.
>> Next match for the French, Wednesday, October 2, at 9:45, against the United States. The Argentineans will face Tonga next Saturday at 6:45.