This stadium was built for the 1998 Fifa World Cup and has been the national stadium for France ever since, as well as the home for the country’s rugby team. Les Bleus first played here on February 7, 1998, when Philippe Bernat-Salles and the late Christophe Dominici both crossed the whitewash in a 24-17 defeat of England.

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The All Blacks are desperate to avoid any repeat of their disappointing 2019 experience in Friday’s World Cup semi-final against Argentina.

Four years ago, New Zealand romped into the last four with an emphatic 46-14 victory over Ireland only to be caught cold by a brilliant England performance in Yokohama.

Saturday’s win over a much-improved Ireland side was by a narrower margin but no less confidence-boosting and defence coach Scott McLeod said the All Blacks were determined to get their preparations right for the meeting with the Pumas back at the Stade de France.

“I thought last week our detail, our energy and our focus was top class and it gave the players confidence to go out and execute that under pressure,” McLeod said. “In 2019, we didn’t do that as well in our week leading into England, and it’s not necessarily the opposition it’s just the quality of what we put into the week.

“Our captain Kieran Read couldn’t train and there were disruptions. So we have to make sure that we don’t have those disruptions and we build the week with the quality and the focus that we did last week. And we respect Argentina, they are a different beast to Ireland and we will slowly build the week. We have to get excited about that and we will.”

How to watch on TV

ITV has exclusive broadcast rights to show the Rugby World Cup in the UK. The Argentina v New Zealand semi-final match will be on ITV 1. 

Read Telegraph Sport’s analysis of the best TV commentators and pundits.

Radio commentary will be available only on the BBC, across Radio 5 Live, 5 Sports Extra and the BBC Sounds service. The BBC offers a “bespoke output” in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

How do I get tickets?

Tickets for this match, if they are still available, can be purchased via the official Rugby World Cup ticket portal.

Argentina’s results so far

New Zealand’s results so far

Best of the latest odds

  • New Zealand: 13/10
  • France: 11/4
  • South Africa: 7/2
  • England: 12/1
  • Argentina: 28/1
  • Fiji: 50/1

Odds correct as of October 15. Having a punt? First take a look at these Rugby World Cup free bets and betting offers.

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