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FIFA WC 2022: Lionel Messi and Co. Thrash Modric-Led Side 3-0 to Enter Final

Story Highlights
  • Argentina books spot in finale.
  • Defeat Croatia 3-0 in the semi finals on Wednesday.
  • FIFA WC 2022 finals will be held on Sunday.

Argentina beat Croatia at the semi finals held at the Luhsail stadium on Wednesdayto book place in finals on Sunday. Lionel Messi and Luka Modric are on the way to glory. They will now prove their mettle against France or Morocco in the finals.

Messi scored a goal and produced a stunning assist, while Julian Alvarez struck two goals for the two-time champions. Two goals by swashbuckling striker Julian Alvarez and a Lionel Messi 34th-minute penalty gave Argentina a 3-0 victory over 2018 runners-up Croatia in the first World Cup semi-final.

Croatia, who came from behind to beat Japan and Brazil on penalties in the last two rounds, tried to hit back in the second half but their neat passing failed to open any real cracks in a determined Argentine defence.

Messi then burst into life, showing mesmerising control to drive to the byline and pull the ball back for Alvarez to tuck in the third after 69 minutes and seize the show. The seven-time Ballon d’Or is playing his last FIFA World Cup and he will surely look to get his hands on the prestigious trophy this year.

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