Argentina vs Croatia First Semi-Final Match Preview, Head to Head, Predicted XI, Watch Live | FIFA World Cup 2022

Argentina vs Croatia First Semi-Final Match Preview, Head to Head, Predicted XI, Watch Live | FIFA World Cup 2022

Argentina vs Croatia First Semi-Final Match Preview

Argentina will take on Croatia in their quest to reach Final of the FIFA World Cup 2022. Argentina vs Croatia will be the first semi final match of the FIFA World Cup Qatar. The match will be played on Wednesday, 14th December 2022, at  Lusail Stadium Qatar.

Argentina vs Croatia
Argentina vs Croatia

Argentina vs Croatia Match Preview

World Ranks:                      Argentina 3                                                                            Croatia 12

Head-to-Head:                 Argentina Won 1                                                                  Croatia Won 1                                Draw 0

Recent 5 Match Form: Argentina L W W W W                                                     Croatia W W D W D

FIFA World Cup 2022 Matches:

Argentina: In the Group stage matches Lost to Saudi Arabia 2-1, Beat Mexico 2-0, Beat Poland 2-0. First position in Group C. In the Round of 16, Argentina Won by 2-1 and entered to Quarter Finals. In the Quarter Finals Argentina won by 4-3 against Netherlands, in a Penalty Shoot Out. Qualified for Semi-Finals.

Croatia: In the Group stage matches, Draw Morocco 0-0, Beat Canada 4-1, Draw Belgium 0-0. Second position in Group F. In the Round of 16, in the stipulated time Croatia vs Japan match was drawn 1-1. Croatia to Quarter Finals by winning in Penalty Shootout 3-1. In the Quarter Final Croatia Won by 4-2 in a Penalty Shoot Out against Brazil. Qualified for Semi-Finals. 

Argentina vs Croatia Quick Facts: 


Current FIFA world ranking: 3
World Cup titles: 2 (1978, 1986)
World Cup appearances: 17
How they qualified: Qualified automatically from CONMEBOL (2nd place)
Coach: Lionel Scaloni
Key players: Lionel Messi, Angel de Maria, Lautaro Martinez


Current FIFA world ranking: 12
World Cup titles: 0
World Cup appearances: 6
Best-ever World Cup finish – Runners up in 2018
How they qualified: Qualified automatically from UEFA (1st place)
Coach: Zlatko Dalic
Key players: Luka Modric, Andrej Kramaric, Mateo Kovacic
Top scorer at Qatar 2022: Andrej Kramaric (2)

Croatia Team Qatar 2022 statistics

Attempts per game: 11.2

Attempts on target per game: 4.4

Goals per game: 1.2

Passes per game: 631.4

Successful passes: 86.5%

In FIFA World Cup

Round of 16: Won 2 Quarter-finals: Won three Semi-finals: Won one, lost one Finals: Lost one

Argentina vs Croatia possible starting lineup

Argentina :
E. Martinez; Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Tagliafico; Fernandez, De Paul, Mac Allister; Di Maria, Messi, Alvarez

Livakovic; Juranovic, Gvardiol, Lovren, Sosa; Modric, Brozovic, Kovacic; Pasalic, Kramaric, Perisic

Match Time: Wednesday, 14th December 2022, at  Lusail Stadium Qatar 22:00 local time

Argentina vs Croatia Where to Watch 

CountryTV ChannelStreaming
Fox Sports site/app,
Telemundo Deportes site/app,
CanadaTSN 1, CTV, RDS (French)TSN site/app, CTV app
RDS app
AustraliaSBSSBS On Demand
IndiaSports18Voot, JioTV
Hong KongNow TV (Ch. 616, 618)Now TV
MalaysiaAstro FIFA World Cup 1Astro GO
SingaporeStarHub FIFA World Cup,
Singtel FIFA World Cup 141
Singtel TV GO, CAST,
StarHub TV+, MeWatch
New ZealandSky Sport 7 beIN SportsSky Go, Sky Sport NOW

Argentina vs Croatia Match Prediction

The curtain raiser for the FIFA World Cup 2022, is a few hours away. With the four teams are set for mouthwatering encounters, to show their talent, and skill on the field.

In the first semifinal, Argentina will take on Croatia. Argentina is in good form with their Star Lionel Messi already contributing 4 goals in this FIFA World Cup 2022. In their quarter-final match, Argentina Goal Keeper performed really well and saved the scoring opportunities of the Netherlands.

On the other hand, Croatia won their Round of 16, and Quarterfinal match against world no. 1 Brazil by a penalty shoot-out. They are really splendid in the penalty shootouts.

Match Prediction: Based on the recent match form, match form in this FIFA World Cup 2022, FIFA world rankings, Argentina is the starting favorite in this  First Semi Final Match.

SEE: England vs France Match Result

SEE: Morocco vs Portugal Match Result

SEE: Argentina vs Netherlands Match Result

SEE: Croatia vs Brazil Match Result

SEE: FIFA World Cup 2022 Updated Schedule | FIFA Schedule Semi Finals, Quarter Finals, Round of 16

SEE: FIFA World Cup 2022 Round of 16 Matches | Round of 16 Qualified Teams FIFA 22


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