Argentina beat Croatia 3-0 and advance to final against France or Morocco: 2022 World Cup result
By Michael Dominski
Argentina will play either France or Morocco in the World Cup final after they beat Croatia 3-0 on Tuesday.
Lionel Messi opened the scoring from the spot before Julian Alvarez grabbed another.
Manchester City forward Alvarez then added the third after the half-time break, following a sensational solo run from Messi.
France and Morocco play in the second semi-final on Wednesday.
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Analysing Argentina’s semi-final victory
Liam Tharme, Dermot Corrigan and Maram AlBaharna have broken down the key talking points from Argentina’s comprehensive victory over Croatia, including:
- Messi toying with Gvardiol
- Scaloni’s replacements starring again: Alvarez and Fernandez
- Argentina midfield pouncing to win penalty
- Croatia’s defence falling apart
- Saying goodbye to Luka Modric
Golden Boot standings
With three matches left in this World Cup, we have four standout candidates for the Golden Boot, two from Argentina and two from France:
- Lionel Messi: 5 goals
- Kylian Mbappe: 5
- Julian Alvarez: 4
- Olivier Giroud: 4
The first tiebreaker for the award is assists, where Messi leads Mbappe by a count of three to two.
Source The Athletic.