Argentina vs Croatia, FIFA World Cup 2022: Match details, Where To Watch, Team News, Probable Playing XI, and Match Predictions
Date: December 13, 2022
Venue: Lusail Iconic Stadium
Argentina vs Croatia, FIFA World Cup 2022: Where to watch?
In Uk, it’s Sky Sports Network and BT Sports. In the USA, it can be streamed on the DAZN App or FOX Sports. In India, the game can be watched on the Sports18 channel and Jio Cinema.
Argentina vs Croatia, FIFA World Cup 2022: Team News
Albiceleste fullbacks Gonzalo Montiel and Marcos Acuna were among the referee Mateu Lahoz’s 17 cards, and they will miss the semi-final as a result.
Scaloni was relieved that no players were injured in the 120-minute quarterfinal since Montiel was not a serious threat to Molina’s right-back spot and Acuna will hand left-back duties over to Nicolas Tagliafico.
As he works his way back from an ankle strain, Alejandro Gomez hopes to be available for the semi-final, while Rodrigo De Paul and Angel Di Maria, who has been dealing with their own injuries, are hopeful that they will be well enough to play.
Scaloni decided to play a five-man defence to mirror the Netherlands’ formation, recalling Lisandro Martinez from the bench. However, if he switches to a four-man defence, the Manchester United player may lose his starting spot to the healthy Di Maria.
For Croatia, coach Dalic will be able to use his entire roster for Tuesday’s semi-final match against Argentina after injured players Borna Sosa and Mislav Orsic recovered from their ailments.
Despite his team’s well-documented goal-scoring woes, Dalic started Atalanta BC’s Mario Pasalic on the right flank from the opening whistle against Brazil, and the Atalanta player has every reason to expect to keep his starting spot.
Andrej Kramaric may be worried about his starting spot in the attack following Petkovic’s stunning equalizer in the quarterfinals, but the Hoffenheim player has started every game in Qatar so far and will likely keep his spot.
Argentina vs Croatia, FIFA World Cup 2022: Probable Playing XI
Argentina’s possible starting lineup:
E. Martinez; Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Tagliafico; Fernandez, De Paul, Mac Allister; Di Maria, Messi, Alvarez
Croatia’s possible starting lineup:
Livakovic; Juranovic, Gvardiol, Lovren, Sosa; Modric, Brozovic, Kovacic; Pasalic, Kramaric, Perisic
Extra time in yet another World Cup match that Croatia has advanced to the knockout round of? Cinch your seatbelts. So far in Qatar, Dalic’s defence has played well, and Argentina didn’t do a great job of breaking down the Dutch until Messi’s exceptional brilliance broke through.
Scaloni, aware of the danger posed by the Croats from 12-yard range, should utilize his team’s impressive depth in attack to try to seal the deal in regulation, but it could take La Albiceleste all 120 minutes to deny the Checkered Ones a final appearance and set up a mouthwatering showdown with Morocco or France.