Argentina today showed class above Croatia as they comfortably beat the European Nation 3:0 in regulation time. With these, the Argentines have qualified for the final match of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. They will face the winner of the second semi final match to be played on Wednesday between France and Morocco . The finals comes up on Sunday #worldcup2022.
The final match of the #qatar2022, #worldcup2022 will be played at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, on Sunday, 18th December 2022 at 3pm GMT / 2pm WAT /10am ET
Argentina opened scoring through a penalty kick in the first half by Lionel Messi while Julian Avarex made it two through a solo. The third goal came in the second half and was scored by Julian Avarex through a masterful display and pass to him by Lionel Messi. #fifaworldcup, #qatar2022
A cagey first half-hour saw Croatia, looking to repeat their exploits from 2018, be the superior team, but Dominik Livakovic hauled down Alvarez as the Manchester City striker hoisted the ball over him.
The finest performance of the tournament by Argentina to date. In some ways, Lionel Messi excelled tonight despite all the support he has received. The unquestionable highlight of the forward’s outstanding performance was his run and assist on the third goal.
Julian Alvarez, who is only 22 years old, had to wait his turn at Manchester City since Erdling Haaland was the line leader, but he made a big impression at the World Cup. Alvarez has already scored four goals for Argentina with his brace on Tuesday, but his work ethic has been just as crucial. Although his winning the penalty and pressing the defense won’t appear on the stat sheet, they were crucial to how Argentina earned victories.
Paulo Dybala was playing his first World Cup minutes before the final, therefore it was for a good cause that he was substituted just as he had a chance to complete a hat trick. This is a big boost for Argentina as they prepare to play either Morocco or France on Sunday after recovering from a hamstring issue with Roma.
Although Croatia played well in the tournament and should be proud of their effort, Messi’s quest for the World Cup has taken precedence today.