Qatar 2022: What happens if Argentina beats Croatia in the semifinals?

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The Albiceleste takes on Croatia at the FIFA World Cup semifinals where the winner gets to play in the World Cup final on Sunday.

Argentina have gone from the biggest to the biggest at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. What was a disaster against Saudi Arabia was a total jubilation against the Netherlands. Lionel Messi and co will now face Croatia in the semi-finals in a rematch from the group stage in Russia 2018.

Argentina and Croatia also met in France in 1998 and the record is 1-1-0 between the two sides, with at least World Cup level semi-finals decided. Argentina have a statistic in their favor that they have never lost a FIFA World Cup semi-final match.

So what happens when Argentina beat Croatia in the 2022 FIFA World Cup semi-finals?

What happens if Argentina defeats Croatia?

World Cup knockout matches cannot end in a tie, so if Argentina defeats Croatia, then Argentina would book a ticket to the World Cup final, their second in three tournaments. If tied after 90 minutes, the match will go to extra time or be decided on penalty kicks.

The winner of Argentina – Croatia will play on Sunday against the winner of France – Morocco for the FIFA World Cup, the loser will play on Saturday in the third-place match.

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