FIFA World Cup 2022: Alvarez's brace, Messi's goal help Argentina beat Croatia 3-0 to enter final

Dec 14, 2022

Al Daayen (Qatar), December 14 (ANI): Julian Alvarez's brace and Lionel Messi's goal helped Argentina to beat Croatia 3-0 and to enter the final of the FIFA World Cup 2022 at Lusail Stadium in Qatar on December 14. Midfielder Leandro Paredes and defender Nicolas Tagliafico were brought into Argentina's starting line-up. In the 32nd minute, Dominik Livakovic of Croatia conceded a penalty corner. Livakovic and Kovacic both got yellow cards and in the 34th minute Messi converted it to give Argentina a 1-0 lead This appearance was Lionel Messi's 25th equalling Lothar Matthaus' record in FIFA World Cup.