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Argentina vs Croatia — Men’s World Cup Semifinal Game Thread: Argentina advances to the final!

Argentina is the first finalist, waiting for either France or Morocco.

Croatia v Brazil: Quarter Final - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Photo by Marvin Ibo Guengoer - GES Sportfoto/Getty Images

The FIFA 2022 Men’s World Cup Semifinals are here. The first entry to the final will be contested today, and only one of Croatia and Argentina will advance.

Real Madrid’s Luka Modrić continues to defy time itself and helms the tournament’s best midfield. Last time around, his World Cup performance culminated in a Ballon d’Or — could history repeat? But it’s teammate Dominik Livaković that will have captured the attention of most Bayern Munich fans. After Manuel Neuer’s injury, the Croatian keeper has emerged as the odds-on favorite to step between the sticks for the Bavarians.

But first, he’ll have to show he can do it yet again — this time against Argentina’s lethal attack. Former FC Barcelona and current PSG star Lionel Messi roams the pitch on the other side, with Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martínez one of his many goal-scoring accomplices.

Dec 13: Semifinals

  • Argentina vs Croatia | 2PM EST

TV/Streaming: Peacock Premium (USA, en español); BBC/ITV (UK); Find Your Country

If you’d like to check back on our pre-tournament predictions and have a laugh about how badly we got it wrong, we’ve got you covered:

Groups A & B | Groups C & D | Groups E & F | Groups G & H

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