Argentina vs Croatia Head to Head, Match Predictions and Key Stats

Argentina vs Croatia: In the Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 semifinal on Wednesday, December 14, Argentina and Croatia will meet for the third time in FIFA World Cup history. After beating Brazil, Croatia is in a strong position to beat Argentina. In their previous games, against the Netherlands and Brazil, respectively, both teams won on penalties to secure their spots in the semifinals. At Lusail, everyone will be watching Lionel Messi and Luka Modric play each other for what could be the last time on a global stage. Here, we look at how Argentina and Croatia have done against each other in the past and try to guess how they will play.

Argentina vs Croatia Head to Head (H2H) in world cup 2022FIFA World Cup 2022 Semi-Final, Argentina vs Croatia

Four teams, France, Argentina, Croatia, and Morocco, have made it to the semifinals of the FIFA World Cup 2022. The match between Argentina and Croatia will be in the semifinals. On Wednesday, December 14, at Lusail Stadium, the first semifinal game of the Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 between Argentina and Croatia will take place. The next day, France will play Morocco at Al Bayt Stadium on Thursday, December 15.

Argentina vs Croatia 2018 History

Before FIFA World Cup 2022, Croatia beat Argentina 3-0 in the 2018 World Cup semifinals.
In 1998, Argentina and Croatia met for the first time in a tournament game. In group play, Mauricio Pineda’s goal gave the South American team a 1-0 win.

Argentina and Croatia are playing in their third World Cup game, and it’s the first time either team has played in the knockout round. In 1998, before Croatia beat Russia by a score of 3-0, Argentine won by a score of 1-0.

Argentina is trying for the sixth time to get to the World Cup final. Only Germany has been to the World Cup eight times so far.

Argentina has never lost in the semifinals before. They recently beat the Netherlands in 2014.

Argentina vs Croatia PredictionFIFA World Cup 2022 Semi-Final Argentina vs Croatia

Argentina will try to avoid the same result as the last time they played Croatia. The last time Argentina played Croatia, they had more possession of the ball, but they didn’t do much with it. This is something they can’t do in 2022. Back at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, they lost to Croatia by a score of 3-0 in the group stage. This meant that they ended up in second place in Group D. Because of this, Argentina had to play France in the Round of 16, and they lost. Croatia, on the other hand, had an easier path to the final, and they won.

Argentina vs Croatia Head to Head Record: Who won

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The two teams have met five times, and each has won twice and tied once. Croatia has scored seven goals in the five games, while Argentina has only scored five. This means that Croatia has scored more goals than both Argentina and Argentina.

Lionel Messi has scored twice in three games against Croatia, and he has scored four goals in five games in Qatar before this semifinal. The first meeting ever took place in 1994 at the home of an international friend. Also, it was the only time the two of them fought and the result was a tie.
Since then, Argentina and Croatia have played each other twice in international friendlies, in 2006 and 2014. Both times, Argentina won and Croatia lost.

Date Competition Result Scorers
June 21, 2018 World Cup
(Group stages)
Croatia 3
Argentina 0
Rebic (53′), Modric (80′), Rakitic (90′)
November 12, 2014 Friendly Argentina 2
Croatia 1
Ansaldi (49′), Messi (57′); Sharbini (11′)
March 1, 2006 Friendly Croatia 3
Argentina 2
Klasnic (3′), Srna (52′), Simic (90′);
Tevez (4′), Messi (6′)
June 26, 1998 World Cup
(Group stages)
Argentina 1
Croatia 0
Pineda (36′)
June 4, 1994 Friendly Croatia 0
Argentina 0

Argentina vs Croatia Lineup

In the quarterfinals, when they played the Netherlands, Argentina had eight corners. On the other hand, Croatia only got three corners in their 120-minute quarterfinal match.
Angel Di Maria’s health will be Argentina’s main worry going into this game. The 34-year-old winger was only used as a last-second sub against the Netherlands because he was still trying to heal from a muscle injury he got at the end of the Round of 16 matches against Australia. Rodrigo de Paul’s health was a worry before the game against the Netherlands, but he was able to play.

Croatia has no major injuries to worry about going into this game. Mateo Kovacic worried people before the quarterfinal game because he hurt his face during gym practice, but he was healthy enough to play. Nikola Vlasic hurt his muscle during the group stage, but he is now fine, and Marcelo Brozovic, who had a hamstring injury before the tournament, is now a key part of Croatia’s midfield. Argentine players Marcos Acuna and Gonzalo Montiel got yellow cards during their team’s win over the Netherlands, which kept them out of the semi-finals. No players for Croatia have been suspended.

Argentina Starting 11 (4-3-3): Alvarez; Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Tagliafico; De Paul, Fernandez, Mac Allister; Di Maria, Messi, E Martinez.
Bench: La Martinez , Rulli, Li Martinez, Pezzella, Foyth, Paredes, Rodriguez, Palacios, Almada, Gomez, Correa, Dybala, Armani.

Croatia Starting 11 (4-3-3): Perisic Livakovic; Juranovic, Lovren, Gvardiol, Sosa; Modric, Brozovic, Kovacic; Kramaric, Petkovic, Livakovic.
Bench: Grbic, Ivusic, Sutalo, Vida, Erlic, Barisic, Stanisic, Jakic, Sucic, Majer, Vlasic, Orsic, Livaja, Pasalic, Budimir.

Argentina vs Croatia-FAQs

1. When will Argentina and Croatia’s FIFA World Cup 2022 match take place?

Argentina and Mexico will play in a FIFA World Cup 2022 match on Wednesday, December 14, in India.

2.  Where will Argentina vs Croatia’s FIFA World Cup 2022 match take place?

The FIFA World Cup 2022 Semifinal between Argentina and Croatia will be played at the Lusail Stadium.

3. What time will Argentina vs Croatia World Cup 2022 game start?

The FIFA World Cup 2022 semi-final between Argentina and Croatia will start at 12:30 IST.

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