Argentina qualifies for FIFA world cup 2022 semi finals
The song books have run their course, and their voices are hoarse, but they can’t stop singing about the man who refuses to let them down. For Lionel Messi, the long-unfulfilled promise of a shiny World Cup trophy motivates him to play his best, unearthing previously hidden weapons from his arsenal. Argentina qualifies for the FIFA world cup finals 2022!
In Lusail, the city of dreams, he scored one and created another, as he and his beloved Argentina found an extra gear to see off Croatia’s challenge and advance to the final for a chance to avenge the eight-year-old heartbreak.
The match in highlights!
Argentina claimed a 3-0 win over Croatia on Tuesday to advance to the 2022 FIFA World Cup final. The team was awarded a penalty after Julian Alvarez was brought down by Croatia goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic at Lusail Stadium in Al Daayen. Lionel Messi converted the penalty kick in the 34th minute. After five minutes, Argentina doubled the lead when forward Alvarez made a close-range finish.
The first half ended 2-0 in favor of the Albiceleste. Furthermore, in the 69th minute, Messi dribbled past the Croatian defenders and found Alvarez in the area. Alvarez fired a right-footed shot from the penalty box to beat Livakovic, making it 3-0. Meanwhile, Croatia’s assistant coach Mario Mandzukic was shown a straight red card in the 35th minute.
Also, With 11 World Cup goals, Messi surpassed Argentina legend Gabriel Batistuta to become the country’s all-time leading scorer. The team will face the winner of the match between France and Morocco. On Sunday, the final will be held at Lusail Stadium.
With this result, Messi advanced to the second World Cup final in his career. In the 2014 World Cup final, Messi’s Argentina suffered a 1-0 loss against Germany.
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