The FIFA World Cup 2022 quarter-final, played at Lusail Stadium, leads to yet another edition of brilliant world-cup drama as Lionel Messi keeps his dream of adding the World Cup trophy to his astonishing sports career alive. Argentina beat the Netherlands on penalties after the Dutch dragged themselves back from two goals down and descended to a spot kick.
After a thunderous quarter-final, the jubilation of the crowd and Argentinian squad carried extra delight as they realized how close they came to losing their position in the semi-final. Cruising with a lead of two goals into the final 10 minutes, a momentary silence followed as Argentinian fans watched Netherland’s Luuk de Jong and Weghorst score two goals. The penalty shot by Argentina’s Martinez sent Noppert in the wrong direction while kicking the ball to his left. The best player in the Argentina v Netherlands match was undoubtedly Lionel Messi, who won the award as Player of the Match for the 14th time. He first assisted in the goal by Nahuel Molina and then converted to get Argentina its 2-0 lead. A wonderfully weird and exciting quarterfinal with many flashpoints, including red and yellow cards, lead to Croatia’s hope to crush Messi’s dreams of earning a place in the final.
Argentina vs Croatia in Qatar World Cup Semi-Final
After sending home Brazil, the Croatians knocked out the favorites and now fear nobody. Argentina vs Croatia match will be fascinating and most certainly one not to be missed on Tuesday the 13th of December. The sports betting frenzy starts as the first semi-final set for the Qatar World Cup, and fans are out to find the best odds and free bet offers. Both teams enter the semi-final after winning their quarterfinal clashes in penalty shootouts. Despite not having a star-filled line-up Argentina may just have the best players in Lionel Messi and penalty-shootout monster Martinez. Croatia got through to the semi-finals after outplaying Brazil, a match in which Bruno Petkovic’s actions sent the game to penalties, canceling out Neymar’s extra-time breakthrough to ensure a 4-2 shootout win.
Biggest Shock-Results of the 2022 FIFA World Cup
One of the biggest upsets in the 2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup is the shock result of Japan 2 vs Germany 1, in which Germany, four-time World Cup winners, lost against Japan. There’s also the game between Belgium, ranked 2nd vs Morocco, ranked 22nd in the world, ending with Morocco 2 and Belgium 0. Arguably, the most shocking result of all was the result of the match between Argentina, ranked number 3, and Saudi Arabia, ranked number 51, ending with a final score of Saudi Arabia 2 vs Argentina 1.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Semi-Final Action Argentina vs Croatia
Catch the FIFA 2022 World Cup semi-final live at 22Bet and Optibet to get in on the best betting odds action with amazing bet options while watching what promises to be the highlight of the World Cup on Tuesday, 13 December. Kick-off is at 20:00 (CET) and 14:00 (ET). See you there!