Argentina take on Croatia in the first 2022 World Cup semi-final on Tuesday after both sides were victorious in penalty shootouts in the quarter-finals.
Argentina-Croatia team news
Gonzalo Montiel and Marcos Acuña both received yellow cards in the quarter-final game against the Netherlands and are therefore suspended for the semi-final against Croatia.
The two Sevilla full-backs were on yellow cards before the dramatic encounter against Louis van Gaal’s side and subsequently picked up bookings to rule themselves out of contention.
Four Croatia players were one yellow away from suspension going into their quarter-final with Brazil but Zlatko Dalic looks set to have a full squad to choose from as he seeks to guide the nation with four million people to another World Cup final.
Possible Argentina XI vs Croatia:
Martínez; Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Tagliafico; Di María, De Paul, Enzo Fernández, Mac Allister; Messi, Álvarez.
Possible Croatia XI vs Argentina:
Livakovic; Juranovic, Lovren, Gvardiol, Sosa; Kovacic, Brozovic, Modric; Pasalic, Kramaric, Perisic.