FIFA World Cup 2022: 3 Players To Watch Out For In Argentina vs Croatia Semi-Final

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Emiliano Martinez and Lionel Messi

The Argentina vs Croatia semi-final in the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022 is bound to be a crowd-puller. We can expect several thousand fans to throng the stadium in Qatar and make their presence felt. A win in this semi-final would make the team seal a spot in the all-important and prestigious finals of the World Cup.

Talismanic striker Lionel Messi has one last chance to lay his hands on the elusive FIFA World Cup. This is his 5th FIFA World Cup appearance and he is yet to win a title. The legendary striker would be desperate to add this missing trophy to his glittering trophy cabinet.

The semi-finals between Argentina and Croatia will be taking place on 14th December 2022. It is scheduled to kick-start at 12:30 AM (IST) and will be played at the Lusail Stadium.

In this article, we take a look at 3 players who can play important roles in the semi-final clash between Argentina and Croatia:

1. Lionel Messi (Argentina)

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Lionel Messi

Unarguably one of the best strikers of our generation, Lionel Messi has been the backbone of the Argentina football team in the FIFA World Cup 2022. Messi has so far netted 4 goals for the La Albiceleste and has been a vital cog in the team.

His form is extremely crucial for Argentina and they would be hoping that Messi is at his usual best against the FIFA World Cup 2018 runners-up.