The legendary football star Lionel Messi led Argentina’s a commanding 3-0 victory against Croatia to advance to the World Cup 2022 finals in Qatar.
The 34-year-old captain’s 34th minute penalty goal opened a rout of missiles from Argentina. Messi converted the inside the box foul that had been won by Julian Akvarez when he was brought down by Croatian keeper Dominik Livakovic, who was also given a yellow card.
Messi would then assist Alvarez with his two goals in the 39th and 69th minutes that completely shattered Croatia captain Luka Modric’s dream of lifting the World Cup.
Croatia were spirited for this tournament majorly because they were first runner’s up in World Cup 2018 in Russia, but they were unlucky today, for they even failed to record a single shot on target despite the dominant possession.
Croatia will now play the third-place playoff at Khalifa International Stadium on Saturday as Argentina waits to play the final on the same day.
Both teams are waiting on the outcome of the second semi-final today between Morocco and France at 10 PM EAT.
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