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13th Dec 2022

Argentina vs Croatia: Live updates and player ratings from World Cup semi-final

Robert Redmond

Argentina Croatia World Cup

The match takes place on Tuesday evening.

Argentina take on Croatia in the World Cup semi-final on Tuesday night at the Lusail Iconic Stadium. Here is what you need to know about the game, including kick-off time, TV details and team news.

You can also follow the match live in our hub right here. Click on the key point you want to read about, or just keep scrolling for all the updates from the game.

Argentina vs Croatia: How can I watch the World Cup semi-final?

Argentina versus Croatia kicks off at 7 pm on Tuesday evening. In the UK, ITV will have live and exclusive coverage of the quarter-final tie.

Mark Pougatch will present coverage of the game, with the broadcast beginning at 6:15 pm on ITV1. Ian Wright, Gary Neville and Roy Keane could be on punditry duty, with the panel line-up yet to be confirmed.

In Ireland, you can watch the match on RTÉ 2, coverage begins at 6 pm. You can also stream the match live on the RTÉ Player.

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Argentina vs Croatia: Preview.

Argentina came into the tournament as one of the favourites to win the World Cup. Yet, they have had a difficult route to the semi-finals.

Lionel Messi’s side started their campaign with a shock 2-1 defeat to Saudi Arabia. They advanced to the knockout stages thanks to wins over Mexico and Poland, before squeezing past Australia in the last 16.

In the quarter-finals, Argentina faced The Netherlands in what became one of the most dramatic World Cup knockout ties in recent memory.

The South Americans raced into a 2-0 lead and looked to be cruising into the semi-finals until The Netherlands mounted an incredible late comeback to bring the match to extra time and then penalties. Argentina eventually won the shootout to set up a semi-final against Croatia.

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The European side are in their second consecutive semi-final and third semi-final in the last 24 years.

Croatia finished second in the group containing Belgium, Canada and Morocco, and advanced past Japan via a penalty shootout in the last 16.

In the quarter-finals, Croatia came up against Brazil, who were the favourites to win the tournament. Yet, the nation of four million people prevailed and won a dramatic penalty shootout.

The beaten 2018 finalists will be hoping to dispatch Argentina and go one step further in Sunday’s final.

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