Match stats: Argentina beat Croatia in semi-finals

The Argentina national team snatched the ticket to qualify for the 2022 World Cup final match, after beating its counterpart, Croatia, 3/0, in the match that brought them together at the “Lusail” stadium in the World Cup semi-final match

match statistics

Possession percentage: Argentina 39% x Croatia 61%
Total shots on goal: Argentina 7 x Croatia 2
Yellow card: Argentina 2 x Croatia 2
Corner kicks: Argentina 2 x Croatia 4
Dangerous chances: Argentina 6 x Croatia 0

most important records of the match

Croatia have not opened the scoring in their last 9 World Cup matches since beating Iceland 2-1 in the 2018 group stage
Luka Modric is the fourth player to start 6 World Cup matches when he was 37 years old or older, after Brazilian Nilton Santos in 1962, Italian Dino Zoff in 1982 and English Peter Shilton in 1990
Lionel Messi appears on the twenty-fifth day in the World Cup, equaling the German Lothar Matthaus in the history of the competition
Lionel Messi has scored 11 goals so far in the World Cup, which is the most goals of any Argentine player in the history of the tournament
Since the 1966 edition, no player has scored or assisted in more World Cup matches than Lionel Messi (13, equal to Brazil’s Ronaldo)
Julian Alvarez has scored 7 goals out of eight matches for Argentina in all competitions (7 goals), and 4 of those goals he scored in the 2022 World Cup
Julian Alvarez (22 years old) is the youngest player to score two goals in a World Cup semi-final or World Cup final since Pele in 1958 (17 years old)
Lionel Messi became the first player to score and assist in four separate World Cup matches (since 1966)
Lionel Messi has been involved in 19 World Cup goals (11 goals, 8 assists), equaling the best goals + assists by a player since 1966
Lionel Messi scored 16 goals for Argentina in 2022, more than he scored in any other year
Argentina qualified for the World Cup final for the sixth time in its history, and for the second time in the last 3 participations (also in 2014) – only Germany (8) reached this match more than Argentina (6 equal with Brazil)

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