Argentina went from the biggest down to the highest high at the FIFA World Cup at Qatar 2022. What was a disaster against Saudi Arabia was total jubilation against the Netherlands. Lionel Messi and company are now set to face Croatia in the semifinals in a rematch from their group stage clash in Russia 2018.
Argentina and Croatia also met in France 1998 and the record is 1-1-0 between the two sides with the semifinal being the decider at least at the World Cup level. Argentina has a stat that favors them which is they have never lost a semifinal match at the FIFA World Cup.
So, what happens if Argentina defeats Croatia at the 2022 FIFA World Cup semifinals? Watch the World Cup in the US live on FuboTV (7-day free trial) and Peacock (Limited-time offer for 0.99/m).
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.