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FIFA World Cup 2022: Croatia to take on Argentina today

Doha: Last World Cup runners-up Croatia will face 2-time World champions Argentina in the semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup at the Lusail Stadium. Both the teams have faced each other 5 times. Both the teams sharing 2 victories and 1 game ending in a goalless draw. Argentina defeated Croatia 1-0 in their first World Cup meeting in 1998 while Croatia defeated Argentina by ‘ 3-0’ in 2018.

Argentina’s Road to the Semis:

Group Stage:

Lost to Saudi Arabia 1-2

Beat Mexico 2-0

Beat Poland 2-0


Beat Australia 2-1


Beat Netherlands 4-3 (Penalty shootout)

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Croatia’s Road to the Semis:

Group Stage:

Drew With Morocco 0-0

Beat Canada 4-1

Drew With Belgium 0-0


Beat Japan 3-1 (Penalty Shootout)


Beat Brazil 4-1 (Penalty Shootout)

Expected Lineup:

Argentina (4-3-3): Martinez; Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Tagliafico; De Paul, Fernandez, Mac Allister; Di Maria, Messi, Alvarez

Croatia (4-3-3): Livakovic; Juranovic, Gvardiol, Lovren, Sosa; Kovacic, Brozovic, Modric; Pasalic, Petkovic, Perisic


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