After defeating Croatia 3-0 in the semifinals of the FIFA World Cup 2022, Argentina is now in position to compete in the final match. The encounter between these two teams took place at the Lusail Stadium on Wednesday, 14 December, at 1:00 am. Due to the fact that the losing team will be knocked out of the World Cup tournament, this match was of the utmost importance for both of the teams. To earn a spot in the final game, one must first win their respective match. The stadium was jam-packed with fans of both sides, however it was a very unfortunate day for Croatia and its fans as their team was terribly defeated in this game and was consequently eliminated from the FIFA World Cup 2022. On the other hand, Argentina’s supporters were overjoyed to learn that their national team had prevailed over the competition. Argentina’s amazing performance against Croatia, which resulted in a resounding victory for the South American nation and a spot in the World Cup championship match in 2022. During the group stage of the 2018 World Cup, Croatia’s encounter against Argentina resulted in a 3-0 Croatian victory. Argentines got their fair desserts by defeating Croatia in this match with the same score as their last victory.
One of the most dominant matches of the 2022 FIFA World Cup is currently taking place. To put it simply, Argentina did not provide Croatia with any opportunities to score. During the course of this match, Croatia had control of the ball for 61% of the time, while Argentina only held onto it for 39% of the time. They completed 87 percent of their pass attempts successfully and had 607 total successful pass attempts. Croatia had four corner kicks in this match. On the other side, Argentina completed 399 passes, had an accuracy rate of 83% with their passes, and was awarded 2 corner kicks. This game included a significant number of infractions all throughout its duration. During the course of this match, a total of 23 fouls were committed, with Argentina being responsible for 15 of them and Croatia for 8 of them. During this encounter, Argentina and Croatia were each shown two yellow cards.
In this game, Croatia performed well in passes and possession; yet, due to a stroke of ill luck, they were unable to score even a single goal, and they ended up losing the game. The performance was so poor that the fans of Croatia left the stadium in a state befitting their deep sadness. In football, having control of the ball and making passes was of no use until a goal was scored. It made no difference in the least whether or not someone had possession or passes. Only the squad that scores more goals than their opponent will emerge victorious. Argentina had less possession of the ball and completed fewer passes than Croatia did during this match, but they made the most of the opportunities they were given to score three goals and win the match. As a result, Argentina advanced to the final of the World Cup, while Croatia was eliminated from competition.
During the course of this match, a total of three goals were scored, all of which were scored by Argentina. A total of two goals were scored in the first half of the game. A foul was committed by Croatia at the 32 minute mark, and as a result, Argentina were awarded a penalty. Dominik Livakovi, the goalkeeper for Croatia, made a tackle on Julian Alvarez when he was attempting to save the ball inside of Croatia’s own penalty area. However, Alvarez fell to the ground, and the referee ruled that it was a foul because Alvarez had fallen. Because of his foul, the referee cautioned Dominik Livakovi and issued him a yellow card. In spite of the fact that several people had differing opinions regarding whether or not it constituted a foul, the situation remained contentious. At the 34 minute mark of the game, Lionel Messi converted the penalty that was awarded to him and scored the game’s first goal.
Following a magnificent goal by Messi, Julian Alvarez scored an incredible one 39 minutes into the match. He seized control of the ball and carried it all the way to the penalty area for Croatia, where he scored a goal on his own initiative. It was an outstanding goal in each and every respect. Argentina held a 2-0 lead at the end of the first half of the match, which they had won.
During the second half, Croatia gave it their all in an attempt to score goals, but they were unable to do so due to Argentina’s strong defense and goalkeeping. On the other hand, Argentina did not remain passive and continued to launch attacks on Croatia. Lionel Messi grabbed possession of the ball and brought it into the penalty box of Croatia at the 69-minute mark of the match. He then provided an assist to Julian Alvarez, who finished the play by putting the ball into the back of the net for Croatia. Julian Alvarez scored 2 goals in this match. Lionel Messi scored 1 goal and assisted 1 which converted into the final goal of the match. The score was 3-0 at this time, and it remained the same until the finish of the game; as a result, Argentina was able to emerge triumphant in this game thanks to their commanding performance.
The final match of the FIFA World Cup 2022 will take place at the Lusail Stadium on Sunday, December 18 at 9.00 pm.
Argentina vs Croatia
|1st Half||2nd Half||Full Time|
Lionel Messi– (Argentina) – 34′ (Penalty)
Julian Alvarez – (Argentina) – 39′ , 69′