Argentina vs. Croatia and France vs. Morocco in the FIFA World Cup 2022 semifinals: Teams, complete schedule – What you need to know
FIFA World Cup 2022 is nearing its conclusion after the quarterfinal matches were finished. The four teams that have advanced to the championship game’s semifinals are Argentina, Croatia, France, and Morocco. The first country from Africa to qualify for the semifinals is Morocco.
For many teams, the tournament was an emotional roller coaster filled with surprises and twists. After losing shockingly to Saudi Arabia in their first game of the group stage, Argentina recovered. The team led by Lionel Messi then defeated Mexico and Poland, both by scores of 2-0, to win Group C and advance directly to the round of 16. They defeated Australia 2-1 in the round of 16 to advance directly to the quarterfinals. The South American team faced the Netherlands in the round of eight and prevailed 4-3 on penalties after the game was tied 2-2. The semi-final matchup between Croatia and Argentina is officially determined.
Croatia, who finished second in the 2018 competition, has lived up to their reputation and demonstrated that their previous success wasn’t just a one-off. They haven’t lost a game so far in the competition. Croatia swept through the group stages by drawing 0-0 with Belgium, defeating Canada 4-1, and drawing 0-0 with Morocco to advance to the round of 16. In the round of 16, they faced Japan, a regional powerhouse, and won 3-1 on penalties after the game was tied 1-1. After the game ended 1-1 despite going into extra time, Croatia defeated star-studded Brazil 4-2 on penalties in the quarterfinal.
World Champions right now Since 2018, France appears to have kept up their winning streak. Only against Tunisia did they falter in the group stage, falling to the African nation 0-1 in that match. But having defeated Australia 4-1 and Denmark 2-1, France topped Group D and advanced directly to the round of 16. They defeated Poland 3-1 in the round of 16 to advance to the quarterfinal. By defeating England 2-1 in the round of eight, France advanced easily to their second consecutive semifinal. France is one of the top contenders for the title with only two games left thanks to players like Kylian Mbappé, who has scored the most goals at the FIFA World Cup 2022, and striker Olivier Giroud, who is also among the tournament’s top goal scorers. They will play Morocco in the semifinal.
The unexpected World Cup contender this year has been Morocco. Since they are a small African nation, few football experts predicted they would advance past the quarterfinals. However, thanks to some outstanding play and defense, Morocco has advanced to the semifinals. Due to their undefeated record, their tournament run has been nothing short of a fairy tale. In the group stage, Morocco defeated Canada by a score of 2-1, defeated Belgium by a score of 2-0, and drew 0-0 with Croatia. In the round of 16, they faced off against a formidable Spain team and won 3-0 on penalties after the score was tied at 0-0 in extra time. They defeated Portugal, which featured a star-studded lineup, 1-0 in the quarterfinal.
Who made it to the semifinals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup?
Croatia defeated Brazil in a penalty shootout, 4-2 (1-1).
Brazil defeated the Netherlands 4-3. (2-2)
Morocco won 1-0 over Portugal.
France won 2-1 against England.
Semi-final of the 2022 FIFA World Cup: Complete Schedule
Croatia vs. Argentina on December 14 at Lusail Stadium (12:30 AM IST)
France vs. Morocco on December 15 at Al Bayt Stadium (12:30 AM IST)
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