FIFA world cup 2022 is being played in Qatar. It is the first time in history that the FIFA world cup is scheduled in Qatar and Qatar organized it very well. The first semi-final was played between Argentina and Croatia. In that match, Argentina beat Croatia easily 3-0 and become the first finalist of the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022. The first semi-final of the tournament was played at Lusail Stadium and the final of the FIFA world cup 2022 will also be hosted at this stadium on 18 December 2022.
Argentina Team Squad:
|Lionel Messi (Captain)||FW||10|
|Rodrigo De Paul||MF||07|
|Alexis Mac Allister||MF||20|
The start of the tournament for Argentina was not good as they lost the match against Saudi Arabia in their very first game of the group stage. But after their first game, Argentina made a great come and played brilliantly against other teams. Now, they are in the final of the tournament and waiting for the next finalist of the tournament to play the final with them. Argentina was placed in Group C where they played against Saudi Arabia, Poland, and Mexico.
Croatia Team Squad:
Croatia’s world cup campaign has come to an end after losing a semi-final match against Argentina. Croatia starts their world cup campaign against Morocco where both team could not score a goal against the other and the match result was tied by one point for both sides. Croatia reached to the semi-final of Group F where they played against Morocco, Belgium, and Canada. In the last FIFA world cup, 2018 Croatia ended the tournament as a runner-up.
Argentina and Croatia Match Stats
Argentina and Croatia played the first semi-final of the tournament where Argentina won the match 3-0. Captain of Argentina Lionel Messi scored the first goal on the penalty and gave their team a lead over Croatia with 1-0 in the 34th minute of the first half and the second goal was scored by Julian Alvarez in the 39th minute of the first half. The first half of the game ended 2-0 where Argentina scored 2 and Croatia scored 0. In the second half, Julian Alvarez scored the third goal of the game in the 69th minute of the game. Croatia scored a single goal against Argentina and the match ended 3-0. Argentina qualified for the final of the FIFA world cup 2022.
And Argentina hit 7 shots on target out of 9 shots and Croatia hit only 2 shots on target out of 12 shots. Argentina gave 15 Fouls and Croatia just gave 8 Fouls. Two players from both sides got yellow cards. Cristian Romero and Nicolas Otamendi got the yellow card from Argentina. Dominik Livakovic and Mateo Kovacic got a yellow cards from Croatia. Argentina reached the final and Now Croatia will play their last match for the third position in the tournament and Argentina will play the final to become the champion of the tournament.