However, praise for the team and optimistic projections for the future have been in short supply this week as the build-up has been dominated by World Rugby's decision to drop Tom Curry's allegations of racial abuse by Springboks hooker Bongi Mbonambi.
England take on an Argentina side which New Zealand cruised past last Friday night to deny them a first-ever trip to the final, having finished second in their pool to England before edging Wales in the quarter-finals.
This will be England's second appearance in the bronze final, which they lost to France in 1995. The Pumas banked third place in 2007 before a defeat to South Africa in 2015.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Argentina vs England takes place today, Friday October 27, 2023, with kick-off scheduled for 8pm BST.
The Stade de France in Paris will host the match.
Where to watch Argentina vs England
TV channel: In the UK, tonight's game is available to watch live and free to air on ITV1, with coverage beginning at 7.30pm.
Live stream: Fans can also catch the action live online via the ITVX website and app.
Live blog: Follow the game with Standard Sport’s live blog, with Nick Purewal at the ground to provide expert analysis.
Argentina vs England team news
Argentina have made three changes to their team despite Michael Cheika previously promising roles for younger players.
He's made a single change to the forward pack with Pedro Rubiolo replacing Tomas Lavanini while among the backs, Tomas Cubelli comes in at scrum-half for Gonzalo Bertranou and Jeronimo de la Fuente at inside centre for Santiago Chocobares.
Owen Farrell continues as captain as Steve Borthwick makes eight changes. Marcus Smith starts at full-back and the impressive Freddie Steward switches back to the wing.
Henry Arundell, Ben Youngs, Theo Dan and Will Stuart all come in to the refreshed Red Rose line-up.
Argentina vs England lineups
Argentina XV: Mallia; Boffelli, Cinti, De la Fuente, M Carreras; S Carreras, Cubelli; Gallo, Montoya (capt), Kodela; Petti, Rubiolo; Gonzalez, Kremer, Isa
Replacements: Creevy, Sclavi, Bello, Alemanno, Bruni, Bazan, Sanchez, Moroni
England XV: Smith; Steward, Marchant, Tuilagi, Arundell; Farrell (capt), Youngs; Genge, Dan, Stuart; Itoje, Chessum; Curry, Underhill, Earl
Replacements: George, Rodd, Cole, Ribbans, Ludlam, Care, Ford, Lawrence
Argentina vs England referee
Australian Nic Berry is to officiate the bronze final and will be assisted by Nika Amashukeli from Georgia and Ireland's Andrew Brace.
Argentina vs England prediction
England bullied Argentina in their pool match and should have enough motivation to continue to prove their doubters wrong and end a really positive tournament on a high.
England to win, by between five and ten points.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Last year's Autumn Test win at Twickenham remains Argentina's only over England in their last 12 meetings, across 14 years.
Argentina wins: 5
England wins: 20
Argentina vs England latest odds
Argentina to win: 11/5
England to win: 3/10