2022 FIFA World Cup: Argentina Qualifies For Final After 3-0 Win Against Croatia
Lionel Messi and Julian Alvarez has taken the Argentine to the final place of the 2022 FIFA World Cup after a 3-0 victory against Croatia on Tuesday night, December 13.
The Argentine will now face either France or Morocco in the final stage of the FIFA World Cup on Sunday, December 18.
Messi put the Argentine team ahead with a penalty in 34th minutes of the game after Croatia goalkeeper, Dominik Livakovic tripped Alvarez as he chased a long ball.
Croatia, which came from behind to beat Japan and Brazil on penalties in the last two rounds, tried to hit back in the second half but failed to open any real cracks in a determined Argentine defence.
Julian Alvarez, scored two beautiful goals after fantastic passes from Messi, to give Argentina a 3-0 victory over the 2018 runners-up Croatia.
Messi has now scored 96 goals for Argentina, extending his national record: 44 Friendlies (51 games) 28 World Cup Qualifiers (60 games) 13 Copa América (34 games) 11 FIFA World Cup (25 games).
The last time Argentina won the World Cup was in 1986, and they last played a World Cup final in the 2014 edition, which they lost to eventual champions, Germany.